Cancer center in Augusta, Georgia
Cancer treatment at Doctors Hospital of Augusta is focused on three pillars: technology, location and caring (TLC). This means we are committed to using the latest technologies in cancer treatment, providing accessible cancer care to patients in the CSRA and delivering caring support services throughout every patient's cancer journey.
From first diagnosis through treatment and beyond, our team of medical experts is ready to help support you in your fight against cancer. We also offer resources to help you and your family navigate the cancer treatment and recovery process by providing support groups, cancer rehabilitation and clinical trials.
Interested in learning more about our cancer services? Feel free to call our Oncology Nurse Navigator at (706) 651-4567.
Cancer screening services
While we offer top-level cancer care, we remain committed to cancer prevention and early detection. We offer specialized services in lung cancer screening through low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans of the lungs. Our facility is also home to the Women's Diagnostic Center, where women in Augusta have access to screening mammograms.
Types of cancer we treat
If you receive a cancer diagnosis, you can count on our doctors to provide expert care for:
- Brain and spine cancers
- Breast cancer
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers
- Colon cancer
- Complex GI cancers
- Gynecologic cancers
- Head and neck cancer
- Lung cancer and other thoracic cancers
- Urologic cancers, including prostate cancer
Lung cancer care at Doctors Hospital
In addition to our full-service cancer care, we offer a specialized program dedicated to our patients with lung cancer. Our lung cancer program provides comprehensive care, which includes:
- Access to support resources with help from our oncology nurse navigator
- Cancer treatment, including radiation therapy and surgical options
- Incidental Lung Nodule Program to catch cancer early
- Low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scans for lung cancer screening
- Minimally invasive techniques for diagnostic biopsies
- Rapid diagnosis and time to treatment
To learn more about our lung cancer program, please call (706) 651-5864 or (706) 651-LUNG.
Cancer treatment options
Every patient's treatment plan will look different, but it may include one or more of the following treatment options:
- Cancer rehabilitation and wellness
- Minimally invasive robot-assisted surgical procedures
- Radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiosurgery
- Surgical oncology, including breast surgery and prostatectomy
Doctors Hospital of Augusta is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for our radiation oncology services. This acknowledges our staff for meeting and following high-quality medical standards in radiation therapy and our commitment to patient safety.
- The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Accredited
- Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award
The Radiation Oncology Center, located on our hospital's main campus, offers many options for radiation therapy cancer treatment. The type of radiation a patient receives depends on the type of cancer, tumor size and shape and personal health factors. We perform internal and external radiation therapies, including:
- External beam radiation
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) / Sterotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT)
To contact the Radiation Oncology Center, please call (706) 651-6700.
Cancer rehabilitation and wellness
Individuals fighting cancer can benefit greatly from exercise during treatment. The key is to gradually progress to moderate exercise and pay attention to how your body feels while going through treatment. Carefully monitored exercise can help patients:
- Feel more in control over life
- Feel stronger and more capable
- Lower levels of anxiety
- Maintain body weight to reduce the risk of recurrence
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduce sleep problems
For some patients, special instruction may be needed from a licensed physical or occupational therapist in order to regain full function for regular exercise. Our rehabilitation team is available to develop personalized exercise programs that help cancer patients return to normal activity.
Oncology rehabilitation takes place in our Rehab Health Center, which is inside Medical Office Building II, Suite 302. Rehabilitation services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
To learn more about our cancer rehabilitation services, please call (706) 651-2270.
Cancer support services
Talking to people with similar experiences can help patients and their loved ones cope with the emotions of cancer. We also work with the following groups in our community to give patients access to additional assistance.
Reach to Recovery
Sponsored by the Augusta ACS, this resource offers one-on-one support and information for women coping with breast cancer. Specially trained breast cancer survivors serve as volunteers to respond in person or by phone to women facing a breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, recovery and/or recurrence.
Cancer Support Services
Cancer Support Services offers a women's cancer survivorship ministry to help patients seeking emotional and/or spiritual support. Free tote bags are provided to all women undergoing cancer treatment (not just breast cancer patients). Each tote bag is monogrammed with "faith," "hope" or "love" and is filled with cancer-related information, practical items, a prayer request card and the name of the seamstress who made the tote.