Cancer Care at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital
Coming Spring 2023, comprehensive cancer care in one location. North Fulton Cancer Center will offer experienced physicians, nurse navigation and support to ensure a treatment plan tailor-made for you.
Comprehensive Cancer Care Under One Roof
Wellstar North Fulton Cancer Center - Coming Spring 2023
From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship, our comprehensive cancer care ensures you get the personalized treatment you need. Coming in Spring of 2023, all Wellstar North Fulton Cancer services will be available in one location including state-of-the-art CyberKnife® system for radiation therapy, nurse navigation, expert physicians and support teams. This is a 12-million-dollar investment in the health of the North Fulton community. More than 12,000 square feet of space is dedicated to comprehensive cancer services and specialists in one place.
High-tech care close to home
CyberKnife provides new hope for many patients once considered untreatable, including those who have had prior radiation or those with tumors adjacent to critical structures like the spine or brain. In many cases, CyberKnife can reduce eight weeks of traditional radiotherapy to just five, two-hour sessions.
Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) is an intensive radiation treatment that's administered during surgery, negating the need for radiation treatment later on. This also allows direct radiation to the cancer while sparing normal surrounding tissue. Often used to treat cancers that are difficult to remove through surgery, this allows doctors to temporarily move nearby organs or shield them from radiation exposure.
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Our cancer physicians are board-certified and fellowship-trained at some of the world’s premier institutions. Paired with years of experience, this translates to unrivaled care and outcomes for people with cancer.
Our patient-centered model allows you to meet with your multi-disciplinary physician team all in one day reducing your wait for treatment. We meet in tumor board conferences as well as cancer-specific tumor boards within the Wellstar Cancer Network. For example, our patients’ cases can be reviewed in focused tumor boards and STAT Clinics for breast cancer, lung cancer and head and neck cancer (starting in August). Tumor boards are made up of medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and radiologists among other specialists. They collaborate on staging, diagnosis and treatments designed to give patients the most personalized care for their specific type of cancer, while also considering their underlying health conditions.
Wellstar and Mayo Clinic are working together to improve the delivery of healthcare. Through our collaboration, Wellstar combines the wisdom of Mayo with the expertise of Wellstar to offer the best care and treatment plans for even the most complicated diagnoses. As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, physicians at Wellstar can request consults with Mayo Clinic specialists on complex cases at any time. The best part? This service is offered at no cost to our patients.
Part of what sets our program apart is how easily patients can communicate with our physicians and support teams. Nurse navigators offer a highly personalized level of guidance and surgeons are known to pick up the phone to answer questions and help patients feel calm prior to cancer procedures.
The Cancer Care team at Wellstar North Fulton Hospital help people face cancer with confidence. While our cancer experts perform a high volume of robotic surgery and other advanced cancer treatments, our patients say their care team treats them like family.
Health Highlights & PeopleCare Stories
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STAT CLINIC FOR HEAD & NECK CANCER
Now offering advanced care for people with head and neck cancer — a complex disease that requires coordination amongst multiple cancer experts — at Wellstar North Fulton Medical Center.Learn more
Conquering Breast Cancer with a Wellstar Support Team
When Ebony-Joy Igbinoba was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer at age 38, an interdisciplinary team of Wellstar experts stood by her side to help her face cancer with confidence. Now she is living cancer-free, with a Wellstar care team dedicated to keeping her healthy.Learn more
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