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 immediate appointment is a given.
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.
Teamwork is our mantra.
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.
State-of-the-art technology is here.
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 or Radiology.
Learn more about Tanner’s cancer treatments and technologies now.
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.