Cancer care in Middle Georgia
At Coliseum Medical Centers, we know what it takes to battle cancer. We have the latest, state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat many types of cancer and skilled oncologists with years of experience in delivering expert care to cancer patients throughout Middle Georgia.
We know what’s most important—our dedicated group of physicians working hand in hand with our nurses and patients to fight cancer together and improve patient outcomes. We understand that the best medical facility is only as good as those who work inside it.
The Coliseum Cancer Center, located at Coliseum Medical Centers, provides a community resource where cancer patients and their loved ones can ask questions and find answers during diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Our mission is to provide superior, compassionate cancer care and services with hope and encouragement.
For more information on our cancer care programs, call us at (478) 765-4805.
Coliseum Medical Centers is accredited by the Commission on Cancer for its team approach to providing comprehensive cancer care.
Types of cancer we treat
We offer screening and treatment for the following types of cancer:
According to the American Cancer Society, about one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. But when it's detected early, the survival rate for the first five years is 93 percent or higher.
At the Coliseum Health System facilities, patients have access to technologically advanced screening tools such as 3D mammograms, increasing the detection of invasive cancers by more than 40 percent.
Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, starts in the large intestine or rectum. Doctors recommend screenings for those at high risk or over 45 years old. The most common form of screening is a colonoscopy. Radiation and chemotherapy services are available to patients if required as part of their treatment. We offer several surgical procedures to treat colon cancer.
Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs and most often occurs in people who smoke. It's the leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S, according to the American Cancer Society. As part of our comprehensive cancer care, we offer noninvasive, low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screenings for patients who may be at risk. The screening is painless and only takes a few minutes.
Low-dose CT scans are an effective way to detect lung cancer in current and former smokers at high risk who have no lung cancer symptoms. Those at increased risk who are routinely screened are more likely to detect lung cancer at an earlier, more treatable stage.
Prostate cancer occurs in a small gland in men that produces the seminal fluid used to transport sperm. It's a slow-growing cancer and can be treated if caught early. We offer several methods to treat prostate cancer, including conservative management, radiation therapy and surgery.
Cancer services and treatments
The Coliseum Cancer Center offers a variety of services to patients with cancer, including:
- Advanced medical and radiation oncology services
- Outpatient chemotherapy and immunotherapy
- Survivorship programs and support groups
- Smoking cessation information
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Lymphedema treatment
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Palliative care services
Clinical research trials
Clinical trials are research studies designed to evaluate new cancer treatment options, including new drugs, surgical approaches, radiation therapies and combinations of these treatments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversees these clinical trials to ensure federal regulations governing research are followed.
Many clinical trials are available to you through the medical oncologists who practice at Coliseum Cancer Center. They are available at the following organizations:
After treatment, you may wonder what is next. We're here to support you every step of the way, including survivorship. If you are a cancer survivor who needs additional support resources, we can help.
A unique service we offer is access to certified oncology nurses and certified oncology nurse navigators. The nurse navigator serves as your resource, acting as a liaison to enhance the quality and continuity of care and expedite appointments.
The nurse navigator’s services are provided free of charge and include:
- Helping patients and their families understand treatment options and what their diagnosis means
- Assisting patients with accessing appointments and resources in the community
- Providing consultation to physicians and other healthcare providers regarding resources and services available to cancer patients
- Consulting with patients and their families to access and determine personal needs and concerns
- Maintaining communication with cancer patients to check progress through the course of their experience to help assure their needs are being met
- Educating patients about resources available to them
Other resources and support groups
For more information on cancer support and resources available to you, visit the following sites:
- American Cancer Society's Cancer Survivors Network
- B-RST Screening Tool
- I'm Too Young For This
- National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation
- National Cancer Institute
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
- NCCS Survival Toolbox
- United Ostomy Association
- Bosom Buddies Support Group on Facebook
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Coliseum Health System is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities.
From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (844) 482-4812 or chat online at askSARAHnow.