Georgia Cancer Center

Georgia Cancer Center Georgia Cancer Center reflects a commitment to outstanding patient care, community outreach, and research. Our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer.
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Welcome to the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University, where our multidisciplinary approach cares for all of you -- your medical needs your healthy living, your mental and spiritual well-being, and your social support-- at one place, at one time. Our approach to cancer treatment allows us to support you and your family. You are more than your cancer. That's why our team approach offers the BEST personalized care. Teams include caregivers, dietitians, medical oncologists, pathologists, psychologists, radiation oncologists, social workers, surgical oncologists.

Mission: Our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in the state of Georgia and across the globe through innovation, education, and superior care.

Operating as usual

When her mother passed away, Booker-Lemon felt tremendously drained and began experiencing discomfort in her abdominal a...
09/24/2020
Finding the answer: Mary Booker-Lemon battles ovarian cancer at Georgia Cancer Center

When her mother passed away, Booker-Lemon felt tremendously drained and began experiencing discomfort in her abdominal area. “At first, I thought it was just grief. I thought it was me missing her and my body was feeling that emotional pain,” she said. “But I felt horrible. I was out of energy and my abdominal area wasn’t sore exactly, but I did have a lot of pain.”
#SeptemberCancerAwareness
https://go.augusta.edu/2RJ2BzP

In the United States, an estimated 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year and about 13,000 women ultimately die every year from it. The Georgia Cancer Center is helping women fight back against this aggressive cancer.

Depending on where you add salt in a dish, you need less to experience the same flavor sensation. Use herbs and spices i...
09/22/2020

Depending on where you add salt in a dish, you need less to experience the same flavor sensation. Use herbs and spices instead of salt to season your foods. In addition, when buying seasoning blends, buy salt-free seasoning. Salt tends to be less expensive than herbs and spices, so a lot of brands use excess salt to boost volume. 🧂🚫
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Sea salt and table salt have the same amount of sodium. However, sea salt is larger, so less is more! When using sea salt in recipes, 1 teaspoon of table salt is equivalent to about 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt in terms of flavor. Citrus, such as lemon 🍋 and lime, can also hit your palate with a punch and can be an amazing aid in livening up your meats and vegetables.
#GCCDietitains

It is the most common form of cancer found in men. And, while it is likely the prostate cancer growing inside your body ...
09/21/2020

It is the most common form of cancer found in men. And, while it is likely the prostate cancer growing inside your body will grow slowly, that does not mean it is time to skip a screening or follow-up appointment with your primary care provider. Read the importance of following up and how it can benefit you when finding a tumor.
https://go.augusta.edu/33IYglJ
#ProstateCancer

Happy Friday everyone! 💙 Friday means we are showing off more of the #FacesofGCC. We have loved showing off our awesome ...
09/18/2020

Happy Friday everyone! 💙 Friday means we are showing off more of the #FacesofGCC. We have loved showing off our awesome staff, but we love even more is hearing how much you love them too! 💌

09/17/2020

Join live to chat with Dr. Sharad Ghamande to discuss the importance of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Ghamande will be addressing what every patient should expect after being diagnosed.
#GCCSpreadAwareness #SeptemberCancerAwareness #GynecologicCancer

Most people consume too much salt 🧂 - on average 9–12 grams per day.  This is the equivalent of almost four times the re...
09/15/2020

Most people consume too much salt 🧂 - on average 9–12 grams per day. This is the equivalent of almost four times the recommended level of

09/15/2020

Join the Georgia Cancer Center live with Dr. Rabii Madi discussing the importance of Prostate Cancer Awareness month.
#GCCSpreadAwareness #SeptemberCancerAwareness #ProstateCancer

2 moms, both parents of children receiving treatment for leukemia at the @gachildrens sat down to talk about how they ha...
09/14/2020
How To Tell Your Child that He Or She Has Cancer ⋆ Children's Health

2 moms, both parents of children receiving treatment for leukemia at the @gachildrens sat down to talk about how they had to have one of the hardest talks with their children.
#SeptemberCancerAwareness #ChildhoodCancerAwareness

How do you tell your child that he or she has cancer? We talked to Jennifer, Hudson’s mom, and Danielle, Lucas’ mom—both parents of children receiving treatment for leukemia at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia—for their help in how to say one of the hardest things ever for any parent. St...

Please meet Sandra Grimes, Dr. Betty Pace, and Steffany Fallen they are a few of the #FacesofGCC! They each hold a speci...
09/11/2020

Please meet Sandra Grimes, Dr. Betty Pace, and Steffany Fallen they are a few of the #FacesofGCC! They each hold a special part of the Georgia Cancer Center and we personally think they are fabulous at the work they do. Let's show them some love and appreciation by commenting 🌟 below!

The month of September honors seven different cancers. We typically gather with doctors, patients, family, staff, and su...
09/09/2020

The month of September honors seven different cancers. We typically gather with doctors, patients, family, staff, and survivors each month to hang the cancer awareness ribbons and spread awareness about each different cancer.
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With social distance guidelines in place, we have missed hosting these each month, but we are not stopping from spreading cancer awareness. We ask that neither do you. This month we are acknowledging and sharing information on childhood, gynecological, leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian, prostate, and thyroid cancer.
#SeptemberCancerAwareness

Salt is found in many foods that we eat. The essential minerals in the salt act as important electrolytes in the body. T...
09/08/2020

Salt is found in many foods that we eat. The essential minerals in the salt act as important electrolytes in the body. They help with fluid balance, nerve signals to the brain, and muscle function. Salt is naturally found in most foods in small amounts. However, it is most often added to foods to aid in food preservation and improve flavor, which can often lead to overconsumption. 🧂🧂

Ask to speak to a Registered Dietitian today for additional information regarding your current salt intake and recommendations.
#GCCDietitians

Happy Friday Friends! Each week we have been introducing the #FacesofGCC and learning more about the awesome staff we ha...
09/04/2020

Happy Friday Friends! Each week we have been introducing the #FacesofGCC and learning more about the awesome staff we have here. The staff have so many different reasons they chose the Georgia Cancer Center to work and we are thankful for each reason! This week let us introduce to you, Karen Ryan, Gita Giddens, and Demetrice Brooks. 💙

We started off September by hanging gold bows around the Children's Hospital of Georgia to honor each child fighting aga...
09/02/2020

We started off September by hanging gold bows around the Children's Hospital of Georgia to honor each child fighting against pediatric cancer. We hope you will join us in helping to fight #childhoodcancer and find a cure for cancer.

09/01/2020
Chatting with Dr. Jorge Cortes - September Cancer Awareness

Join the Georgia Cancer Center live with Dr. Jorge Cortes, Director, discussing September's cancer awareness and honoring those who have fought and are fighting against each one of these cancers.
#GCCSpeadAwareness #SeptemberCancerAwareness

Before we close out for the work week we need to introduce a few more #FacesofGCC•Meet Carlee Leopard, Ashley "Megan" Lu...
08/28/2020

Before we close out for the work week we need to introduce a few more #FacesofGCC

Meet Carlee Leopard, Ashley "Megan" Lumpkin, and last but certainly not least Stacey McGaney. Show these members of the Georgia Cancer Center family a little love by commenting a blue heart below! 💙💙

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Join the All In for Miller team in lining the streets with gold bows in h...
08/27/2020

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Join the All In for Miller team in lining the streets with gold bows in honor to show support for the kids who have fought and are still fighting pediatric cancer. Each gold bow purchased will go to benefit patient and family services here at the Georgia Cancer Center and Children's Hospital of Georgia.
Link to purchase your bow -> https://all-in-for-miller.myshopify.com/
#childhoodcancerawareness #allinformiller

Smoking is no friend to the lungs and neither is COVID-19. This is why Christine O'Meara is working with Augusta Univers...
08/26/2020

Smoking is no friend to the lungs and neither is COVID-19. This is why Christine O'Meara is working with Augusta University to help youth and young adults lower their risk for COVID-19 and quit smoking. 🚭😷
Interview Video -https://go.augusta.edu/2Yypb1F
#GCCSpreadAwareness

Now that we know how to make grilling healthier for us, let’s take all the month's tips and put them together! Don’t for...
08/25/2020
Moroccan Kebabs with Vegetables and Turkey - American Institute for Cancer Research

Now that we know how to make grilling healthier for us, let’s take all the month's tips and put them together!
Don’t forget 1️⃣ Marinate 2️⃣ Pre-Cook if needed 3️⃣ Go Lean, 4️⃣ Go Green!

You will find all these tips in the Turkey and Moroccan Veggie Kabobs recipe. The turkey is the right portion size, you will fill up on veggies, and there is a delicious marinate! Try it during your next cookout!

https://www.aicr.org/cancer-prevention/recipes/moroccan-kebabs-with-vegetables-and-turkey/
#GCCDietitians

This flavorful, versatile kebab recipe encompasses all the safer grilling techniques, including marinating and using small pieces of meat to keep grill time short.

It is Friday and you know what that means - #FacesofGCC 💙🎗️Everyone meet Matthew Humphries, Shelia Hall, and Surendra Ra...
08/21/2020

It is Friday and you know what that means - #FacesofGCC 💙🎗️
Everyone meet Matthew Humphries, Shelia Hall, and Surendra Rajpurohit. Each holds a different category of the Georgia Cancer Center but is the perfect example in showing how we all come together for one cause.

After much consideration and a previous change of the original date, Paceline has made the difficult decision to take th...
08/19/2020
Paceline Ride goes virtual for local cancer research

After much consideration and a previous change of the original date, Paceline has made the difficult decision to take the 2020 ride virtual on Saturday, October 24th. The Georgia Cancer Center appreciates all hard work Paceline does and the supported efforts for cancer research at the Georgia Cancer Center. Join the Unchained 2020 virtual even and help #curecancerfaster. 🚲♥️🎗️
Learn how to join the movement today at pacelineride.org
#jointhepaceline
https://jagwire.augusta.edu/paceline-ride-goes-virtual-for-local-cancer-research/

After postponing this year's Paceline Ride to Oct. 24, Paceline leadership has now decided to make this year’s annual event virtual in consideration of rider safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last big tip for this month for grilling out is to change what you are grilling in the first place! Less meat, more ...
08/18/2020

The last big tip for this month for grilling out is to change what you are grilling in the first place! Less meat, more vegetables (and even fruit)!

Grilled vegetables and fruit don’t form HCAs since they are plant-based, which reduces your risk right off the bat. In addition, they are better for you – we recommend filling about half your plate with lots of colors – so you are eating healthier, but still getting tons of flavor! Shifting the proportions in your meal to include more of these foods, you have a chance to make grilling delicious and healthy.
#GCCDietitians

The Augusta Fit Families program was created after the partners received a grant from the United States Conference of Ma...
08/17/2020
Georgia Cancer Center, Children's Hospital and Augusta mayor join forces to help families lower cancer risk

The Augusta Fit Families program was created after the partners received a grant from the United States Conference of Mayors. It will allow Dr. Martha Tingen, along with Dr. Marlo Vernon, to work with the Medical College of Georgia’s Department of Pediatrics and the Augusta Mayor’s Office to enroll 75 families in the program.
#GCCSpreadAwareness
https://go.augusta.edu/3iRFXAS

While they have a long life ahead of them, now is the time for Augusta's children to learn skills and habits that can ensure their life will be filled with healthy choices. They are the reason the Georgia Cancer Center, Children’s Hospital of Georgia and Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis are joining forc...

Happy Friday! 💙🎗️ Meet Andrea Anderson, Chris Middleton, and Sara Betts Godbee a few of the many #FacesofGCC. Swipe to r...
08/14/2020

Happy Friday! 💙🎗️ Meet Andrea Anderson, Chris Middleton, and Sara Betts Godbee a few of the many #FacesofGCC. Swipe to read more about them!

Sometimes people complain about chicken or fish getting too dry when grilling.  Marinating first can help with that! As ...
08/11/2020

Sometimes people complain about chicken or fish getting too dry when grilling. Marinating first can help with that! As a bonus, marinating the meat for 3️⃣0️⃣ minutes or more in a mixture that includes mild vinegar or lemon juice along with oil, herbs or spices can reduce the formation of HCAs.

Check out the link for some great marinade recipes➡️ https://www.aicr.org/news/25132/
#GCCDietitians

Augusta University’s Sickle Cell Transition Program was recently awarded $50,000 from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., t...
08/10/2020
Augusta University’s Sickle Cell Transition Program awarded $50,000 grant

Augusta University’s Sickle Cell Transition Program was recently awarded $50,000 from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., through the company’s 2020 Access to Excellent Care for Sickle Cell Patients (ACCEL) grant program.
https://go.augusta.edu/39T8vXc

Augusta University’s Sickle Cell Transition Program was recently awarded $50,000 from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., through the company’s 2020 Access to Excellent Care for Sickle Cell Patients (ACCEL) grant program.

1️⃣ DAY LEFT!Have you already ordered your limited edition Georgia Cancer Center shirt? YAY! What about your friends and...
08/10/2020
Georgia Cancer Center | We Give a Shirt

1️⃣ DAY LEFT!
Have you already ordered your limited edition Georgia Cancer Center shirt? YAY! What about your friends and family? Send a loved one a shirt and let them know you are thinking about them. ❤️
#WeGiveAShirt

https://wegiveashirt.showpony.co/shop/georgia-cancer-center/

We’re lucky to be the home of the Georgia Cancer Center. A catalyst for change and a leading research clinic in the nation, the GCC is dedicated to helping win the battle against cancer. Let’s show them we support their effort – get a shirt and you can be a catalyst for change, too.

Even during odd and hard times, the #FacesofGCC do not stop working hard and fighting for a cause. We are so appreciativ...
08/07/2020

Even during odd and hard times, the #FacesofGCC do not stop working hard and fighting for a cause. We are so appreciative and thankful to have each and every co-worker here. We want to start highlighting some of the special people we have! Keep a lookout every Friday for a new face! 💙🎗️

Today staff at the Outpatient Services Clinic enjoyed Chick-Fil-A thanks to the generous donations of Lindsay Thames and...
08/06/2020

Today staff at the Outpatient Services Clinic enjoyed Chick-Fil-A thanks to the generous donations of Lindsay Thames and Chick-fil-A Washington Road. Lindsay lost her husband, Mike, to cancer earlier this year, but wanted to show her appreciation for the care provided during his journey.
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Our staff prides itself on the great care given to all patients and appreciates the donation and thoughtfulness.
#SeeUsFirst

6️⃣1️⃣ Shirts Sold! Help us reach 💯 by the end of the day Friday! Our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in Georg...
08/06/2020

6️⃣1️⃣ Shirts Sold! Help us reach 💯 by the end of the day Friday! Our mission is to reduce the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education. Ordering one of these limited edition shirts will help us get one step closer to achieving our mission.

Link to Purchase -> https://go.augusta.edu/3i0j51w
#BeACatalyst #WeGiveAShirt

In a global pandemic, awareness and education are the pivotal keys for communities across the world to safely navigate t...
08/05/2020
Georgia Cancer Center partners with churches to promote COVID-19 education and awareness

In a global pandemic, awareness and education are the pivotal keys for communities across the world to safely navigate the needs of their residents

This mission is why the Georgia Cancer Center’s Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health team is working with African American church leaders across Georgia to help minorities and underserved individuals understand the impact COVID-19 can have on them and their loved ones.
https://go.augusta.edu/2XtwB5M
#GCCSpreadAwareness #Coronavirus

The Georgia Cancer Center is working with African American church leaders across Georgia to help minorities and underserved individuals understand the impact COVID-19 can have on them and their loved ones.

Get your Georgia Cancer Center limited edition shirt now! When you purchase a shirt, 100% of the net proceeds will come ...
08/04/2020

Get your Georgia Cancer Center limited edition shirt now! When you purchase a shirt, 100% of the net proceeds will come back to the Georgia Cancer Center to help us continue our mission. These shirts will only be sold for the next 7 days, orders close on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
Purchase Your Shirt -> https://go.augusta.edu/3i0j51w

Showpony and the #WeGiveAShirt campaign has raised more than $233,000 for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
#SeeUsFirst #LoveAugusta

Summer is here and many of us love to grill out, but what exactly is the truth about grilling and cancer? Cooking meat a...
08/04/2020

Summer is here and many of us love to grill out, but what exactly is the truth about grilling and cancer? Cooking meat at high temperatures, which occurs during grilling or barbecuing, can create two substances that can alter DNA and are possibly cancer-causing. These are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), present in flames that can stick to the surface of the meat, and heterocyclic amines (HCAs), which form in meat when its proteins react to the intense heat of the grill.

So what does that mean? 🤷‍ Well, that means considering pre-cooking thick cuts of meat, reducing their grill time. Secondly, use low-flame or indirect heat as your cooking method instead of placing meat directly over the flames. This will reduce the production of HCAs and PAHs.

We also recommend limiting your red and processed meat choices and sticking to more chicken and fish. Not only do red meats tend to produce more carcinogens, but they are also associated with a higher risk of colon cancer - regardless of how cooked! If you do use red meat, trim off the noticeable fat first.
#GCCDietitians

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1410 Laney Walker Blvd
Augusta, GA
30912

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Patient Care The patient experience is very important to us. Whether it’s the latest in cancer therapeutics or specialized services addressing patients’ physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, the Georgia Cancer Center is committed to providing excellent care. The Georgia Cancer Center offers: A 60,000 sq. ft. state-of- the-art outpatient facility; patient- and family-centered care tailored to each patient’s unique needs; personalized treatment plans utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach; around-the-clock access to Nurse Navigators charged with assisting patients along their care journeys; specialized support services such as nutrition, sexual health, music, and art therapies; the area’s first cancer-dedicated genetics clinic; one of only 16 federally funded minority-based community clinical oncology programs designed to increase minority population access to advanced cancer treatments; innovative collaborations bridging cancer research and patient care; pediatric oncology services at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia; a toll-free cancer information service line for the public – 1-888-365-0747 Community Outreach It is our aim to increase cancer education, awareness, early detection, and prevention throughout all segments of our community. The Georgia Cancer Center has initiated a three-pronged outreach program focused on: * HPV (human papillomavirus) and cancer * Obesity and cancer * Tobacco-related cancers Research Because no treatment advances are possible without a strong research platform, the Georgia Cancer Center includes over 400 scientists and associated personnel conducting cancer-related research. These scientists utilize state-of-the-art technology and partnerships with organizations such as the Georgia Research Alliance and Georgia CORE (Center for Oncology Research & Education) to discover the new biomarkers, signaling pathways and therapeutic targets that are the basis for clinical trials. Collaboration with clinical investigators through the Cancer Center Clinical Trials O!ce and Cancer Clinical Research Unit results in many “first-in-man” trials and treatments for cancer patients. Georgia Cancer Center - 1411 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA 30912

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Monday 07:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:30
Thursday 07:00 - 17:30
Friday 07:00 - 17:30

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(706) 721-6744

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I was a diagnostic medical sonographer for 30+ years. In the late 1990s, I found a cervical mass on a coworker. It was advanced stage Cervical cancer. She lived 51 weeks to the day it was found and died at 26. WE ARE SO SO LUCKY to have the Georgia Cancer Center and the FANTASTIC staff such as Dr. Ghamandi. Miracles happen here thanks to the hard work and research and I should know because I am a volunteer there and see it with my own eyes! THANK YOU ALL!
Will they be having the Pink Pumpkin Party this year???
I want to give a shout out to all the nurses on 2nd floor a big thank u for takin good care of me the 14 weeks I came for treatments. U all felt like family I would recommend the cancer Center to anyone that needed yall the best.. thanks again for all u did for me..
Looking forward to bringing some American Holiday Jazz to the Lobby of The Georgia Cancer Center on December 12th, 1:30p - 2:30p... It's jazz for your mind, body and spirit...Best, Bill billkarpjazz.com
We love the Georgia Cancer Center and bringing smiles to everyone inside.
Gracie loves to meet people all the time.
Honored to be a speaker at the Cancer Forum. Partnering with local black churches, Georgia Cancer Center and the General Missionary Baptist Convention... "The Role of a Nurse Navigator in Cancer treatment- Easing the burden's of barriers and access to health care; Educating the patient/families on disease processes and cancer treatment; Empowering patients to be well-informed and taking responsibility for their health care choices. Check it out this link: