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Cancer Screening Program

AT CTCA ATLANTA

Cancer screening tests are critical tools to help catch cancer early, before it’s had a chance to grow or spread. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, our core mission includes making screening and diagnostic tools available to as many patients as possible. That’s why we’ve developed our Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Program for patients at high risk for cancer and those who fit recognized cancer screening guidelines.

Why get screened at CTCA?

At CTCA® Atlanta, our specialists and other cancer experts are singularly focused on detecting, diagnosing and treating cancer. We use a wide range of tests and tools to screen for breast and colorectal cancers.

Should screening results indicate the need for a follow-up visit, our board-certified oncologists and other clinicians are trained to determine whether cancer has developed and, if so, to offer treatment options tailored to you and your individual needs and diagnosis.

The Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Program at CTCA Atlanta offers:

Quick appointments, typically scheduled within one week of a request

Rapid test results, made promptly available to you and your doctor

Currently, the Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Program at CTCA Atlanta offers services for the following three common cancers.

Breast cancer

✓ Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.

✓ The five-year survival rate is 90 percent for localized breast cancer and 28 percent for metastatic cancer*.

For those who qualify, CTCA Atlanta provides breast cancer screening with digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), also known as 3D mammography. This advanced imaging technology is designed to capture multiple mammogram images, which are stitched together to create a 3D-like view of the breast.

Who should get screened?

The American College of Radiology and the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers recommend these screening guidelines for women with average risk:

  • Annual screening beginning at age 40
  • Mammogram every one to two years for women between 55 to 75
  • Continued, routine mammograms for women older than 75, depending on overall health, including a life expectancy of 10 years or more

Additional screening may be recommended for women with high risk, including those who have:

  • BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation
  • Family history of breast cancer or close relatives who were diagnosed with cancer at a young age
  • Been diagnosed with a hereditary cancer syndrome, such as Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Cowden syndrome or Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, or who have a close relative with one of these syndromes
  • Completed radiation therapy to the chest between the ages of 10 and 30

Call us at 770-400-6677 or chat online to get more information or to schedule an appointment.