Multi-disciplinary Care at The Georgia Cancer Center
For a range of cancer types we treat at the Georgia Cancer Center, our team of specially-trained cancer providers are skilled in the care of your unique diagnosis. Every type of cancer reacts differently within your unique biological microenvironment and so our teams work together to collaborate and determine a personalized treatment plan for your individual needs.
We work with both adult and pediatric patients including input from family members or caregivers, through a multi-disciplinary approach to care – meaning we bring together an entire team of specialists for healthcare decisions. Knowing each patient has different goals and objectives, the Georgia Cancer Center also has an entire support network to help you every step of the way. As a patient at the Georgia Cancer Center, you will have the support of an entire multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists, including:
- Medical Oncologists
- Surgical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Infusion Team
- Integrative Oncology Therapists
- Radiation Therapists
- Nurse Navigators
- Oncology Nurses
- Pain Management Specialists
- Lymphedema Specialists
- Genetic Counselors
- Psychologists and Mental Health Therapists
- Patient Educators
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists
- Survivorship Care Coordinators
- Oncology Registered Dieticians
- Image Recovery Specialists
- Social Workers
- Pastoral Care Providers
Evidence-Based Medicine Includes Focus on Research and Clinical Trials
At an academic medical center like Augusta University, your care options are not limited, but include innovative treatments through unique research programs. Our oncology research team has been awarded prestigious grants from the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health, including the state’s only minority-focused research program. This evidence-based approach to care means that your treatment plan may include clinical trials or treatment options not available elsewhere. Through our wide range of cancer treatments, our goal is to help reduce the burden of cancer and improve your quality of life.
Minimally-Invasive Surgery Reduces the Burden of Cancer
At the Georgia Cancer Center, our multi-disciplinary team provides innovative treatment options, including minimally-invasive surgeries, for improved patient outcomes. The benefits of a less invasive surgery include:
- Smaller incisions
- Less trauma and bleeding
- Reduced scarring
- Less pain
Offering the region’s most advanced Da Vinci surgical technology, our Center for Advanced Robotic Surgery offers expertise and significant experience in a range of minimally-invasive techniques. Through this advanced technology and expertise across a wide range of cancer types, our goal is to reduce the burden of cancer for you and improve your quality of life.
Support Services Available to Help Patients and Family Members
Whether an initial cancer diagnosis or dealing with the chronic course of illness, our specially-trained team of supportive care specialists are here to help you manage symptoms and cope throughout all stages of this journey. At the Georgia Cancer Center, we don’t just take care of your cancer, we take care of you. Learn more about our wide range of support services.
How to Refer a Patient or Schedule an Appointment at The Georgia Cancer Center
Our specially-trained team of Nurse Navigators can help you with any questions about getting your care at the Georgia Cancer Center. Patients can self-refer by simply calling a Nurse Navigator and one of our team members can help schedule your appointment. For those interested in a second opinion or confirmation of a diagnosis or treatment plan, our Nurse Navigators can also help speed referrals and access to our specialty care. For physicians that need to refer a patient, just call our team directly, call our central appointment line at (706) 721-6744 or send referral paperwork to our secure messaging number 706-721-4770.