Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

By Kathleen Lambert, MD, Georgia Cancer Specialists Your skin is the largest organ in your body, protecting it from injury and infection. Shielding your skin from sun exposure can reduce your risk of developing skin cancer and potentially save your life. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common form of […]

Don’t Ignore Blood in Your Urine

March is National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. I recently saw a 66 year old gentleman for evaluation of anemia. He had a great appetite, exercised regularly and led an active lifestyle. He denied noticing any blood in his stools, but he recalled noticing a small amount blood in his urine that had occurred only twice […]

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Stephen Durkota RN, BSN In 2000, March was named National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This month, we at Georgia Cancer Specialists remember our friends, family, and patients affected by this disease. We also honor the strength of the human spirit and the miracle of the moments that make up our lives. National Colon Cancer Awareness […]

A guide to needed health checks by: Dr. Priya Rudolph

As we enter 2014, let us ask ourselves what we can do better this year about our health. Are you keeping up with all the preventive health checks you should have? If you are unsure of what tests you should have, please address this with your family doctor. As an oncologist, I am going to […]

Kathleen Lambert, M.D. Joins Research Team at Georgia Cancer Specialists, affiliated with Northside Hospital, in Decatur

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute at Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) in Decatur is pleased to announce that Dr. Kathleen Lambert has completed the required specialized training to oversee the treatment of GCS patients on clinical trials. In 2012, GCS affiliated with the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, redefining cancer care. This partnership set a new national […]

Dr. Priya Rudolph discusses: Can you prevent cancer with a vaccine?

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month? Cancer of the uterine cervix is the third most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. The good news about cervical cancer is that it is one of only two cancers which can actually be prevented. To read more, click here. Oncologist Dr. Priya Rudolph, MD of Georgia […]

GCS’ Mansoor Saleh among researchers of new drug for Pancreatic Cancer patients

According to the National Cancer Institute, although pancreatic cancer is rare—with approximately 45,000 cases diagnosed each year in the United States—it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in this country. At diagnosis, most patients with pancreatic cancer have advanced disease that has spread, or metastasized, to other parts of the body. Only 2 […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists Collects 3,600 Bags for State’s Foster Children During 12th Annual Totes 2 Tots Drive

Thanks to a strong outpouring of support from the community, the 12th annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive, sponsored by Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) and Northside Hospital, was a huge success. More than 3,600 backpacks, suitcases and other bags were donated at GCS offices across Georgia during the Jan. 17 event. GCS partners with Georgia’s […]

Georgia Cancer Specialists, affiliated with the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, Launches Clinical Research Program at Cumming Office

The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is pleased to announce the addition of clinical trials at the Georgia Cancer Specialists clinic in Cumming, bringing increased access to novel cancer treatments close to home. In 2012, Georgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) affiliated with the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute, redefining cancer care. This partnership set a new national standard […]

Dr. Priya Rudolph Writes About How Changes in Lifestyle Can Lower Cancer Risk

As we enter the New Year, let us examine our lifestyles and see if we can do anything to promote better health. We all know that we cannot change genetics. However the good news is that genetics accounts for only approximately 5% or less of all cancers. That is staggering because this means there is […]