cancer services and cancer treatments

DeKalb Medical continues to be a leader in Atlanta in oncology research and treatment. Our physicians and staff deliver superior cancer care by taking care of our patients' physical and emotional concerns. Having specialists who are experts and work as a team is the very first step in taking our patients through treatment of the most frightening disease they will ever face.

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cancer types

Lung Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Skin Cancer

dekalb medical cancer programs

Easy Access

We developed the DeKalb Medical Easy Access program to arrange for you to see a cancer care specialist within 24 hours if you are concerned about the possibility of a cancer symptom.

Second Opinion Program

If your doctor has diagnosed you with cancer and suggested a treatment but you’d like a second opinion, the DeKalb Medical Cancer Center can help with that as well.

Chemotherapy Desensitization

DeKalb Medical is proud to announce our new Chemotherapy Rapid Desensitization procedure. Sometimes, cancer patients become allergic to their chemotherapy.

Clinical Trials

DeKalb Medical’s commitment to cancer research is demonstrated in our Clinical Trials program. Clinical trials often compare the most accepted cancer treatment with a new treatment that physicians hope will be more effective.
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dekalb medical news

Breast Heath Matters

Breast Cancer Screening/Awareness Day

Please join DeKalb Medical as we come together to fight Cancer. Click here for more information. #BreastHealthMatters
2017 Top Docs

Atlanta Magazine: Top Doctors 2017

DeKalb Medical congratulates its physicians who were named “Top Doctors” in the July issue of Atlanta magazine. The list includes 94 physicians who are members of the medical staff at DeKalb Medical. Click here to read the full story.

Pardon Our Progress DM

Emergency Department Renovations

We appreciate your patience while we renovate our Emergency Department. Services are ongoing, but entrances and access points for drop-offs and pick-ups have temporarily been changed from July 18 to October 6, 2017. Click here to read more.

cancer patient stories

Michelle Ware

Cancer Survivor

Michelle Ware

It all started when I noticed a small dimple in my right breast. When it was time for my annual mammogram, I made it a point to mention the dimple to the technician. Sharing this information proved to be invaluable because the technician was able to do further tests during my visit.

When my OB/GYN received the test results, she recommended I see surgeon Dr. Qammar Rashid who performed a biopsy and scan. What they found were five masses in my right breast and activity in my left breast. After much prayer, I decided to trust God, work the plan my team and I discussed, and move forward with a double mastectomy. For me, it didn’t change my identify as a woman at all. I put things into perspective: my ability to live and enjoy my family is what’s most important.

I am extremely pleased with my entire team of "Rock Stars:” my oncologist Dr. David Shepard, my surgeon Dr. Qammar Rashid, my reconstruction surgeon Dr. Joseph Woods, and nurse navigator Rose McKeever who leads my breast cancer support group. Rose is my gift from God and friend. I am also thankful to my angels in the Infusion Center. They have a wealth of knowledge and aided me through times when I felt like I couldn't take a step further.

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Cancer Survivor

Dorothy Carter


Chemotherapy Desensitization

Eileen Lichtenfeld

Lung Cancer Survivor Story

Frank Cranford

Cancer Survivor

Goldie Pitts

Cancer Survivor

Lisa Massey

Patient Tokunaga

Cancer Survivor

Margaret Tokunaga

Cancer Survivor

Susan Fox


Cancer Survivor

Tamara Lopata