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Cancer News

There’s always something exciting happening with Gwinnett Medical Center’s Cancer Care Services. Check back here often for the latest news and events.

Recent News:
The 2013 Cancer Survivor Celebration was held to honor the heroic journeys of our cancer survivors. More than 200 cancer survivors and guests gathered to celebrate survivorship. Karen Grant shared her inspiring story of triumph. The Sport of Giving and Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures were recognized for their continued financial support of cancer services including donating funds to bring 3D mammography to women in the community. The program also included a tour of the Gwinnett Breast Center and Center for Cancer Care, refreshments, door prizes and more.

           
 


New Cancer Support Center Addresses Patients’ Needs
Gwinnett Medical Center has announced that the new Cancer Support Center will be open to patients in late-November. Located in Lawrenceville, the new facility is designed to further our comprehensive cancer care for the nearly 40,000 people currently living with cancer in the Gwinnett area.

This new facilty will house support groups, genetic risk counseling, patient navigators and an appearance specialist. In addition, two new services, oncology nutrition counseling and social work services will be offered to patients in this center in late 2013. Read more.

To learn more about services offered in the new center, patients can call 678-312-3316.


Gwinnett Medical Center Earns Cancer Rehab Certification
Gwinnett Medical Center has announced that its cancer rehabilitation services have earned STAR Program® Certification. The STAR Program Certification is a conventional medicine and evidence-based standardized model of oncology rehabilitation service delivery. STAR Program Certification uniquely qualifies Gwinnett Medical Center to offer Oncology Rehabilitation Services to survivors who suffer from debilitating side effects, caused by treatments.

It’s critical for cancer survivors to be free of debilitating side effects that can be controlled or prohibited; this program helps eliminate or reduce those,” said Katherine Michaud, director, Oncology Services at Gwinnett Medical Center. 

These services are covered by health insurance providers and will be offered to patients by a knowledgeable and sensitive medical staff that is specially trained to work with survivors of all forms of cancer. Read more.

For more information, patients should call 678-312-2803, ext. 0.


Patient Needs at Core of Gwinnett Medical Center’s Cancer Care
Gwinnett Medical Center recently received re-accreditation for cancer care from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and the Commission on Cancer (CoC)–– programs administered by the American College of Surgeons–– for dedication to constantly improving the quality of patient care.

Gwinnett Breast Center, a service of GMC, has been granted a full, three-year accreditation through the NAPBC for committing to provide the highest level of quality breast care. The accreditation process involves rigorous performance evaluations where centers must demonstrate NAPBC standards that demand proficiency in leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement. Read more.

For more information about the NAPBC, visit their website at accreditedbreastcenters.org. For more information about the CoC, visit their website at facs.org


These are just a few of the ways we’re Transforming Healthcare. Find a physician and learn more.