You’ve been told that you have cancer. What happens now?
When you come to Tanner for help, you’re never alone. Tanner’s world-class cancer care is close to home and only a phone call away. Your path to recovery starts with the facility and team that has provided west Georgia with comprehensive cancer care for more than two decades—the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center.
An appointment within three days
Your first meeting with your cancer team will happen within THREE DAYS of your diagnosis, and your first cancer treatment is usually scheduled for just a few days later—not weeks or months later. That’s because we know that an early start is essential for the best possible outcome.
Team of experienced cancer specialists
Your treatment plan will be designed for your special needs by a team of experienced, compassionate cancer specialists, as well as others who often assist with issues like diet, exercise, pain and stress management—all key to successful treatment.
Tanner is committed to utilizing state-of-the-art technology to conquer cancer, including the latest in sophisticated and precise radiation therapies. That’s why Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, “home base” for the Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center, became the first community hospital in Georgia and Alabama to deliver radiation treatments using Varian Trilogy with RapidArc radiotherapy technology. Tanner's Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center and its personnel also have gone through a comprehensive review to earn accreditation status by the American College of Radiology.
Learn more about Tanner’s cancer treatments and technologies now.
Patient-centered cancer care
Tanner Cancer Care has joined the top cancer treatment programs in the nation with its accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC). The accreditation furthers the credibility of the patient-centered care approach pursued by Tanner Cancer Care and certifies that the program’s patients will benefit from the expertise of an entire team of cancer specialists.
To achieve the three-year Commission on Cancer accreditation, Tanner Cancer Care had to meet or exceed 34 quality care standards required by the commission and demonstrate a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer. Learn more about accreditation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
If you are concerned that you may have cancer but have not yet been diagnosed, please call your primary care physician. If you do not have a doctor, call 770.214.CARE or choose Find a Doctor at the top of any page.