In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) physician Dr. Gena Volas-Redd participated in the 2nd Annual Breast Health and Cancer Awareness Day at the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Conference Center in Canton on Saturday, October 2.
The event was free and open to the public, and featured several presentations and lectures from renowned female physicians and breast specialists. Among the topics discussed at the seminar was the recent controversy on routine screening for breast cancer.
“We advocate adherence to the current American Cancer Society guidelines, which encourage routine mammograms starting at age 40,” said Dr. Volas-Redd. “But these mammograms should also be followed with a comprehensive exam and discussion with your physician about individual family history and cancer risks in order to determine follow-up screenings.”
Dr. Volas-Redd participated in a panel discussion on recent developments in breast cancer and prevention, alongside several other cancer experts including radiation oncologist Dr. Sandra Gregory and breast surgeons Dr. Rosa Langella, Dr. Angela Robbins, and Dr. Anita Johnson.
Dr. Volas-Redd practices at the GCS-Canton office and the GCS-Kennestone office in Marietta. The practice is currently expanding its services in its Canton office in order to better serve the community. These expansions include the acquisition of a new CT scan, and will be completed by the end of the year.
Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 29 offices, 45 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.