Wellstar believes not one cancer diagnosis is ever the same.
That’s because each and every person is unique, from their body, genetic makeup, medical history and lifestyle. No matter your cancer diagnosis or stage of disease, our oncology experts create a care plan that is custom-fit for you.
From metro Atlanta to West Georgia, our comprehensive cancer network provides patients with world-class technology, leading expertise and multidisciplinary care through every stage of their cancer treatment.
Screenings & preventative care
Wellstar health experts aim to catch cancer early, so you can have the best outcome possible. An annual visit with your primary care provider (PCP) can help you stay ahead of many major diseases, including cancer.
During a wellness exam, our PCPs use preventative health screenings—such as mammograms, colonoscopies and prostate exams—to spot cancer or other potential diseases faster, often before symptoms even appear. Screenings for lung cancer are also available, often ordered for those who have a history of smoking or may have been exposed to carcinogens.
That means we can save more patients’ lives like Frank Ryan, who defeated cancer twice, and Phyliss Davis, who beat breast cancer after being diagnosed during a routine mammogram.
If your family has a history of cancer, a genetic risk assessment can help determine the possibility of you developing the disease and the likelihood of passing the genes to children.
Diagnosis & treatment
Wellstar invests in state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat cancer quickly and effectively. Our patients have access to a wide range of minimally-invasive and cutting-edge cancer treatments, including intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) and CyberKnife robotic surgery.
At Wellstar, we understand no person with cancer is exactly alike. That’s why our multidisciplinary team of experts will develop the right treatment for you, considering your unique diagnosis as well as your medical history, health concerns, lifestyle and personal beliefs.
At select Wellstar locations, patients have access to our Specialty Teams and Treatment (STAT) Clinics. Here, people with cancer receive personalized, world-class care while being fast-tracked from diagnosis to treatment in record time.
As part of the Mayo Clinic Care network, your trusted Wellstar doctors can combine their understanding of your unique medical needs with Mayo Clinic expertise so that you get exactly the care you need, close to home.
Any time your doctor wants to confirm a treatment plan or request a second opinion, they can consult directly with Mayo Clinic's top specialists on your condition.
Recovery & continued support
People with cancer can find support from the Wellstar oncology team, including nurse navigators, oncology registered dietitians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and financial counselors.
Cancer and certain treatments can often have physical, psychological or cognitive side effects that may impact your daily life. Cancer rehabilitation and integrated therapies—including acupuncture, yoga and meditation—can help you live your fullest, healthiest life by lessening the side effects of cancer and treatment.
Whether have recently been diagnosed with cancer or are entering remission, education and support are essential. Wellstar offers cancer-related support groups and educational opportunities, such as nutrition and fitness classes, to help you cope.
At Wellstar, you never have to brave cancer alone. Our dedicated oncology team will provide continued, compassionate care for every step of your diagnosis, treatment and recovery.