When you need a cancer specialist (sometimes called an oncologist or oncology doctor) come to the John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus, GA. JBACC is no mere cancer clinic. It’s a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment facility accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. It’s the only cancer treatment center in the 14-county service area to hold this designation. JBACC also earned The Commission on Cancer's 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award.
The team of cancer specialists at our oncology center includes board-certified physicians, advanced-practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, nurse navigators, registered dietitians and other professionals who guide patients through cancer treatment and provide support to their families. Cancer treatment options and areas of focus include medical oncology, thoracic oncology, radiation oncology and breast surgical services. And for newly diagnosed cancer patients, we offer next-day appointments so one of our cancer specialists can get you started on a treatment plan.
Just as importantly, our patient-centered care philosophy means that we’ll remain by your side to guide you on your journey, from initial diagnosis to the day you ring the Bell of Hope at the end of your cancer treatment.
Call (706) 320-8700 today to make an appointment.
JBACC isn’t just a “local” Columbus cancer clinic. Oncologists at our facility provide leading-edge clinical trial options for our patients through partnerships with various nationally recognized research networks and industry sponsors. Our oncology doctors, surgeons and research staff follow the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, which state that the first and foremost cancer treatment option of any qualifying cancer patient should be a clinical trial. We offer clinical trials in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery for a variety of cancer types including brain cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma and more.
An effective fight against cancer involves more than just advanced cancer treatments and innovative drug therapies. The environment in which you receive treatment and the team of caregivers who surround you can positively influence your experience. That’s the reason for the innovative design of our cancer center in Columbus. It’s also why each patient’s care is coordinated by a team of patient navigators and case managers.
Piedmont Columbus Regional offers an innovative low-dose screening for those who are at a high risk of developing lung cancer.
Have you had your mammogram this year? Routine mammograms detect cancerous breast tumors and help both oncology doctors and patients get a head start on treating this disease.
Colorectal cancer isn’t the same as colon cancer, but it is up to 90 percent beatable if you catch it early. Visit the John B. Amos Cancer Center for a colorectal cancer screening kit.
Cancer specialists, also known as oncologists, diagnose and treat various cancer diagnoses. Columbus Regional Medical Group features several physicians who specialize or sub-specialize in oncology, including the areas of medical oncology, radiation oncology and hematology.
Dr. Sajid Ahmed is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and oncology. He has been practicing in Columbus for 16 years.View Profile
Dr. Wilbur Basset is a medical oncologist, hematologist and internist. He has been practicing in Columbus for about 40 years.View Profile
Dr. Peter Jiang is a board certified in hematology, medical oncology and internal medicine.View Profile
Dr. Suresh Nukala is a board certified blood and cancer specialist. He has been practicing for 14 years.View Profile
Dr. Andrew Pippas is a board certified internist, hematologist and medical oncologist. He treats predominantly adult cancer patients.View Profile
Dr. Mukesh Kumar is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He specializes in breast, lung and colon cancer treatment.View Profile
Dr. Vetta Higgs is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology/hematology. She treats patients of all ages from 18 to 100 years of age.View Profile