calendar icon Monday, February 4, 2019 is World Cancer Day.
Every year, World Cancer Day is held on February 4. The idea is to encourage communities across the country and around the world to take action to lessen the impact of this potentially life-threatening disease.
This year’s theme is #IAmAndIWill. Every person living in Georgia and South Carolina has the opportunity to #BeACatalyst for change in their life or the life of a family member or friend.
As part of our celebration of all the cancer survivors across the globe, the Georgia Cancer Center encourages you to educate yourself, take steps to prevent cancer, and monitor your health through various screenings.
The Georgia Cancer Center is proud to provide Patient- and Family-Centered Care inside our Outpatient Services clinic, the Radiation Oncology Center, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and multiple areas inside the main Augusta University Medical Center. However, our passion and our work does not stop inside the walls of those buildings.
We have a team dedicated to reaching out to churches, businesses and other organizations in the community. The goal is to give you the information you need to make the best decision for your health and/or the health of a loved one.
Consider sharing cancer-related health information with your employees, congregation or another community group!
Along with educating the community, another important role you can play is through supporting various community events for the Georgia Cancer Center.
In November 2018, the Georgia Cancer Center launched its signature fundraising event, "Unite in the Fight." Our inaugural event raised over $55,000 for cancer research, patient care and support services. Registration is open for our 2019 walk scheduled for Saturday, November 9, 2019. We’d love for you to be part of our celebration!
If walking isn’t your favorite form of exercising, perhaps you’d enjoy a leisurely bike ride (not race) as part of a community movement to end cancer and the pain it causes patients, their family and their friends. This is the mission behind Paceline, an organization, started in the Fall of 2018, to ignite the Augusta River Region to invest in the fight against cancer. The ride will be held the weekend of May 10-11, 2019. 100% of the money raised through Paceline will be donated to the Georgia Cancer Center.
While you may not be living with a cancer diagnosis today, we never know what the future may hold. Thankfully, there are steps you can take now to lower your risk of developing multiple types of cancer.
Multiple studies through the years have linked smoking and the use of tobacco products to 14 different types of cancer, including lung, stomach and mouth. We are proud to offer you a program aimed at helping you quit smoking for your life. Our Tobacco Cessation Program uses a two-pronged approach which studies have shown is more effective at helping people quit for good.
If you do find yourself diagnosed with cancer, the earlier it’s detected, the higher your chance of survival will be. This is why it is so important to get regular screenings for breast, cervical, colon, head and neck, lung and prostate cancers. Schedule your screening today!