University Health Care System
(706) 722-9011

Cancer Care and Treatment

The Cancer Care leader in the CSRA

For nearly 70 years, our staff of more than 600 independent physicians is on the front lines of this battle. We operate the area's first stationary Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner, which can detect cancer earlier than other diagnostic equipment and helps define the most effective treatment. And our Breast Health Center offers a one-of-a-kind approach to detecting, treating and recovering from breast cancer. Our inpatient cancer unit offers a multidisciplinary patient- and family-focused approach to cancer care.

Cancer Care program receives elite honor

In 2009 University's Cancer Program received a three-year approval with commendation and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. University is the only hospital in Georgia and one of only 95 in the country to receive this honor, which recognizes excellence in patient cancer care and treatment.

What University's Cancer Care Services offer you 

  • The CSRA's most experienced cancer care team of oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, interventional radiologists and radiation oncologists, and the expertise of more than 500 additional specialists and primary care physicians
  • State-of-the-art diagnostics and equipment, including Augusta’s first stationary PET scanner, Mobile Mammography Unit and other advanced digital technology 
  • Multi-specialty team approach to coordinate the best cancer care and treatment options
  • Access to clinical trials and cancer-related information, education and support
  • Comprehensive cancer registry that collects vital data and offers lifelong patient follow-up
  • Ongoing monitoring and improvement of cancer care
  • Clinical laboratory/pathology services
  • Case management services
  • Lymphedema program
  • Inpatient oncology unit staffed with certified oncology and chemotherapy nurses
  • Medical nutrition and rehabilitative therapy services
  • Wound, ostomy and continence nursing services
  • Quality cancer care close to home
  • Educational outreach, support groups and pastoral services  

More Cancer Care services

Find more information about our cancer care services, including treatment options and support groups, anytime on this site or by calling 706/774-4141.

Reviewed: 7-11-12
Updated: 7-13-12

  
     
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1350 Walton Way, Augusta, Georgia
(706) 722-9011