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Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, is located in historic Newnan, Georgia, just 30 minutes south of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and a short drive from the Atlanta area.

At our Lung, GI and Breast Cancer Centers in Atlanta, our experienced cancer experts are committed to delivering comprehensive, integrative care, all in one location. Their close collaboration allows our doctors and clinicians to share their knowledge, coordinate treatments and provide multidisciplinary cancer care tailored to each individual patient.

CTCA Atlanta

Comprehensive Cancer Care and Research Center
600 Celebrate Life Pkwy., Newnan, GA 30265
New patients: 888-552-6760 | Existing patients: (770) 830-CTCA
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Why we are different

As cancer specialists, our experts are familiar with cancer patients’ unique needs and trained in a multitude of available treatments and therapies. Through our cancer centers, teams of specialists focus on individual cancer types and use a wide variety of technologies and innovative treatment and diagnostic techniques to treat specific cancers.

Each patient is assigned a multidisciplinary care team that works together using an integrative model of care and evidence-informed supportive therapies to help patients manage cancer-related side effects and maintain the strength and stamina to continue treatment and get back to life.

At CTCA® Atlanta, you and your caregivers can participate in various activities and classes to help you relax and enjoy your stay as much as possible while going through treatment. View our April and May 2019 activities calendar.

As part of our commitment to making a difference in the lives of the people we serve, we invest in the local communities we call home, partnering with and supporting a wide variety of organizations that help cancer patients and further cancer research. Learn how you can help by participating in one or more of these volunteer opportunities in the Atlanta area.

Our Breast, Lung and GI Cancer Centers

Teams of experts under one roof, focused on individual cancer types

At CTCA Atlanta, our cancer experts understand the value of focusing on one specific cancer type. That's why we created our cancer centers. This intensive program brings together multidisciplinary teams of doctors and other clinicians with expertise in treating specific cancer types. Our expert clinicians in the CTCA Breast Cancer Center, Lung Cancer Center and GI Cancer Center in Atlanta collaborate daily, delivering comprehensive, personalized treatments tailored to each patient’s needs and goals.

This close coordination helps our experts reach a diagnosis more efficiently and design personalized care plans so our patients can make educated decisions about their treatment. Knowing that fighting cancer is only part of the battle, our centers care team may suggest various evidence-informed supportive therapies to help manage the side effects of cancer and its treatment. Each patient's team is coordinated by a nurse navigator, who handles the details and responds to patients’ and caregivers’ questions as they arise.

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Symptoms of leukemia

Many people often do not experience symptoms in the early stages of certain types of leukemia, or the symptoms develop slowly. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) progress much more quickly and symptoms may worsen more quickly than with chronic leukemia, for example.

Early warning signs of leukemia

Leukemia symptoms often vary depending on the type of leukemia diagnosed. Some symptoms, like night sweats, fever, fatigue and achiness, resemble flu-like symptoms. Unlike symptoms of the flu, which generally subside as you get better, leukemia symptoms generally last longer than two weeks, and may include: 

Because some conditions occur as side effects of the disease, the following may be signs of leukemia:

Anemia: A low red blood cell count. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. This condition may contribute to weakness, fatigue or shortness of breath.

Leukopenia: A low white blood cell count. A decrease in the production of functional leukocytes (white blood cells) weakens the body's immune defense, which may make you more prone to infections.

Thrombocytopenia: A low blood platelet count. Platelets are the blood cells responsible for blood clotting. A shortage of blood platelets may lead to easy bruising or bleeding.

Swollen lymph nodes: In some cases, the signs of leukemia may include noticeable swelling of the neck, armpit or groin. This occurs when leukemia has spread to the lymph nodes.

Enlarged liver or spleen: The build-up of abnormal blood cells in the liver or spleen may cause a feeling of fullness (loss of appetite) or swelling in the upper left side of the abdomen.

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Get to know some of our team

Surrounding yourself with a team of doctors focused only on treating cancer allows you to explore cutting-edge options sooner. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or are already undergoing treatment, and you are unsure of what to do, the oncology experts at CTCA Atlanta can recommend a treatment plan that is individualized for your cancer and your needs, one designed to help you manage side effects and get back to life. Click the links below to learn more about some of our experts, or if you are interested in joining a compassionate team making a difference in the lives of cancer patients, explore career opportunities at CTCA Georgia.

Ricardo H. Alvarez - Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Center & Director of Cancer Research

Ricardo H. Alvarez

Medical Oncology Director, CTCA Breast Cancer Center Institute

Sean Cavanaugh - Director, CTCA Genitourinary Cancer Institute

Sean Cavanaugh

Director, CTCA Genitourinary Cancer Institute

Elizabeth Min Hui Kim - Director, CTCA Breast Cancer Institute

Elizabeth Min Hui Kim

Surgical Oncology Director, CTCA Breast Cancer Institute

Patricia Rich - Medical Oncology Director, CTCA Lung Cancer Institute; Vice Chief of Staff

Patricia Rich

Medical Oncology Director, CTCA Lung Cancer Institute; Vice Chief of Staff, CTCA Atlanta

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"Faith became one of the most important aspects of my experience with cancer and its treatment. I recall a pastor at CTCA reassuring me that it was perfectly okay to wonder why this had happened to me—to ask God why someone who has two children, who exercises and eats well, why this would happen. But, she said, don’t get stuck there. Don’t get stuck asking, 'Why me?' Instead, let the question move into, 'What are you trying to show me?' That question allowed me to stop worrying, to pray and give thanks to God, and keep going with my day. It allowed me to relinquish some control."

Jennifer Thigpen

Jennifer T.

Breast Cancer



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