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Cancer Care

Each experience with cancer is different. At Donayre Cancer Care Center we know early detection is your best protection, and we are here to make sure you have everything you need to take the right steps to prevent cancer. That’s because we believe it’s our job to help you stay strong, fight hard and guide you through each step of the process.

Our state-of-the-art cancer center has comprehensive resources for everyone, regardless of where you are in your journey. From preventative care and education to the latest diagnostic tools and treatment methods, we have everything you need to become the ultimate tool to fight cancer. That’s because we know this is your fight. And we’ll be with you every step of the way—we're in this together.

Donayre Cancer Care Center (DCCC) is a charter member of Levine Cancer Institute's cancer care network. Atrium Health's Levine Cancer Institute aims to build "a cancer institute without walls," by increasing access to specialist consultations, research offerings, program offerings and services to member institutions throughout the region. For DCCC patients, this means access to more clinical trials and an even deeper clinical team. Click to learn more about our partnership with Levine Cancer Institute.

Following heart disease, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. The Donayre Cancer Care Center, located at 500 Jefferson  Street, on the campus of Columbus Regional in Whiteville, grew out of community need, and a desire by Columbus Regional to open an outpatient cancer clinic that would provide quality care in a convenient setting. Services include:

  • Chemotherapy close to home. Nurses and staff are trained in the specialized areas of oncology and chemotherapy, skilled in IV medication and fluids as well as patient monitoring (ie: blood counts, symptoms, medications);
  • An in-house pharmacy that mixes drugs on site, prevents delays in delivery and supports the safe and timely administration of chemotherapy drugs;
  • Access to clinical trials;
  • Supportive medication, including the use of growth factors and blood transfusions, to help build a patient’s general health;
  • Nursing and social service support for patient counseling to help patients cope with the personal and financial stressors caused by cancer and the treatment of cancer;
  • Nutritional and spiritual counseling.

For more information about The Donayre Cancer Care Center, call us at 910-641-8220.

Community Support

Any Cancer patient will tell you that community and family support plays a vital role in their recovery. Donations of lap blankets, hats/caps, books, music, DVDs, chocolate, and pillows have been made/donated by community members in hopes of providing some comfort/relief during treatment.

The Auxiliary of Columbus Regional Healthcare System provides gift packs to all new patients. The packs are filled with soft toothbrushes, non-alcohol containing mouthwash, aloe lotion, hard candies and other products essential to their care. Monetary donations have been made to the Cancer Center through donations to the Columbus Regional Healthcare System Foundation to help with medication/transportation needs of patients.

In addition to the local support provided to the patients of the Donayre Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recognizes this need, and offers several programs and services to aid patients and families. To access these and many other services offered by ACS, or to find out how you can volunteer your time or services to another patient through one of the many ACS programs, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or log onto

500 Jefferson Street
Whiteville, NC 28472



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