Georgia has a disproportionate number of cancer diagnoses with poor outcomes but through its dedication to serving minority and underserved populations, the Georgia Cancer Center is the state leader making progress to change this statistic. We are committed to reaching rural populations to ensure world-class cancer screenings and treatment are available to all. Partnerships with local communities for increased access to education and screenings are particularly helpful for diagnosing cases in earlier, more easily treatable stages of the disease.
In the Spring 2021, the Georgia Cancer Center partnered with News Channel 6 (WJBF) to develop our Cause for the Cure campaign. Through our collaboration, we work with members of the News Channel 6 team to share important information about a variety of cancer topics throughout the year. It is a partnership providing helpful resources, prevention strategies, and cancer screening opportunities to help people living in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) live a happier, healthier life while lowering their risk of developing cancer.
Through our extensive experience in treating cancer patients across the region we know seeing a cancer specialist as soon as possible will help reduce the anxiety of uncertainty. Anyone can come to us; we see patients of all ages, at any stage of cancer, even those that may suspect they have cancer or have a family history.
But, the best time to meet with care teams at the Georgia Cancer Center and Augusta University Health is before the cancer shows up. There are a number of cancer screening opportunities available including breast, cervical, colorectal, head and neck, lung, prostate and skin cancers. Here, we will connect you with the resources you need to schedule an appointment for your screening(s). Remember, it is important to talk with your primary care provider to discuss which cancer screening guidelines you meet as you grow older.
At Augusta University Health, we are proud to offer breast imaging services at two locations - the Breast Health Center, a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and AU Health Imaging - the American College of Radiology accredits both our centers. So, if you are looking for outstanding teams who will partner with you in all aspects of breast health, see us first. You can call 706-721-9729 and choose Option #3 to make an appointment.
We are the Augusta River Region’s only academic women’s health program. Our care involves comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the female reproductive system, which includes the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. You can call 706-721-4959 to discuss your options for a Pap Smear test.
Welcome to the Augusta University Digestive Health Center — a state-of-the-art, 43,000-square-foot center that we designed to meet the unique needs of 21st-century digestive health patients and their families. From our welcoming reception area and waiting room to our high-tech diagnostic and treatment rooms, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive, patient-centered care for a broad range of digestive health conditions — all under one roof. To discuss your colonoscopy appointment, call 706-446-GUTS (4887).
Head and Neck Screening Program
If you or a member of your family need care for diseases or disorders of the ear, nose or throat, including hearing disorders, depend on the skilled physicians in the Otolaryngology Department. The department is staffed by a team of experienced otolaryngologists with general and specialty training in virtually every area of otolaryngology, from hearing disorders to skull base surgery … from head and neck cancer to thyroid and parathyroid problems. To inquire about a head and neck cancer screening appointment, call 706-721-4400 today.
Lung Screening Program
We use low-dose computerized tomography (LDCT) scans, along with artificial intelligence (AI) driven by Optellum Technology, to improve our ability to detect lung nodules. This added technology helps us find cancers earlier and more accurately, avoiding unnecessary biopsies and radiological studies. You can call for a lung cancer screening appointment by dialing 706-721-1628.
Prostate PSA Test
Urology provides the highest quality patient care in urologic oncology (cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney, ureter, testis, or penis), pediatric urology, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, female urology, renal transplantation (urological aspects), male infertility, incontinence, neuro-urology and general adult urology (prostate enlargement or BPH, prostatitis, urinary tract infections, urinary obstruction, urinary discomfort, scrotal problems). To see about scheduling your Prostate PSA test, call 706-721-7000.
Skin Cancer Detection
At Augusta University Health, our team of dermatologists, resident physicians and staff are like a close-knit family. That philosophy extends to our patient care. We look after you and your loved ones with the upmost care and compassion. No matter how simple or complex your dermatological issues are, we are here for you every step of the way. Call 706-721-3291 to talk with a member of our team about a skin cancer screening appointment.
The Georgia Cancer Center is a regional cancer center that works hard at meeting the needs of different communities and populations from southeastern Georgia to western South Carolina. Everyone in the communities we serve have been touched by cancer in some way.
And, through various signature and community events, cancer patients, their families, their friends and the general public have the opportunity to show support for patients currently living with cancer, as well as honoring the memories of those who bravely fought this terrible disease. Would you like to get involved in our events and help connect with cancer patients, their families, and your community? Learn more about Paceline and Unite in the Fight Against Cancer to see what volunteer opportunities are available and how you can take part in improving the lives and experiences of every patient who comes to the Georgia Cancer Center.
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Paceline is an organization started in the Fall of 2018 to ignite the Augusta area and extend across the State of Georgia and beyond to invest in the fight against cancer. Every day, researchers and staff at the Georgia Cancer Center continue to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of Georgia and across the globe. The Paceline community has already funded four significant projects, fueling innovative research to improve cancer prevention, advance treatments, and move more breakthroughs to more patients. Together, we can cure cancer faster.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Unite in the Fight Against Cancer, hosted by and supporting the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, is a unique two-mile walk that celebrates and honors all those who have been impacted by this disease. Each participating individual/team can wear a ribbon or lei in the corresponding color in honor or memory of a loved one or friend during the walk. Together we unite to raise awareness, support, and hope and to become catalysts in the fight against this deadly disease!
The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education. Through unprecedented expansion, the Georgia Cancer Center is providing access to more first-in-the-nation clinical trials, world-renowned experts and life-saving options.