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Chemotherapy

 Tanner Cancer Care uses many tools for treating cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, your doctor may recommend chemotherapy treatment — often just called chemo.

Chemotherapy may be used alone or, more likely, along with other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy. This treatment helps shrink your tumor before surgery to remove it or kill any undetected tumor cells that may remain after surgery.

We are proud to offer chemotherapy services and treatment for blood disorders in partnership with the medical oncology specialists at Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers.

Types of chemotherapy treatment

There are more than 100 types of chemotherapy drugs. Your doctor may prescribe more than one drug at a time or different drugs over time. Your specific treatment will depend on:

  • The type of cancer you have
  • How advanced it is
  • Whether you’ve had chemotherapy before
  • Your overall physical health

How chemotherapy works

Chemotherapy works by killing fast-growing cells, such as those in your tumor. Your doctor may use chemotherapy drugs to:

  • Cure your cancer
  • Reduce the risk it will return
  • Shrink tumors that are causing symptoms, such as pain

Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment, affecting your whole body and not just the tumor. Therefore, it also affects healthy cells and can cause side effects. The most common side effect of chemotherapy treatment is fatigue.

Helping you manage treatment-related side effects is part of your overall cancer care at Tanner, so tell your healthcare team about any side effects that you experience during your treatment.

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Chemotherapy Locations

We offer cancer care services at one conveniently located medical facility.

Comprehensive Breast Care Center

Comprehensive Breast Care Center

706 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-5886

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Radiation Oncology

Tanner Radiation Oncology

165 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9824

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center

Roy Richards, Sr. Cancer Center

165 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9824

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Breast Health - Carrollton

Tanner Breast Health - Carrollton

706 Dixie Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-812-9280

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tanner Breast Health - Villa Rica

Tanner Breast Health - Villa Rica

705 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180

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Phone: 770-456-3400

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology Center - Villa Rica

Northwest Georgia Oncology Center - Villa Rica

705 Dallas Highway, Villa Rica, GA 30180

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Phone: 770-333-2220

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology - Bremen

Northwest Georgia Oncology - Bremen

204 Allen Memorial Drive, Bremen, GA 30110
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-824-2222

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Northwest Georgia Oncology - a Services of Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica

Northwest Georgia Oncology - a Services of Tanner Medical Center Villa Rica

157 Clinic Avenue, Carrollton, GA 30117
Carrollton

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Phone: 770-333-2220

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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