Community Outreach Program at the John B. Amos Cancer Center in Columbus, GA

Oncology outreach seeks to increase public awareness of the importance of cancer prevention, early detection and treatment.

We provide educational opportunities for the community through classes, workshops, health fairs and screening events.

Some of our newest educational innovations include use of the performing arts through skits and short plays. To arrange for a program presentation at your school, church, civic group or other organization, call (706) 660-6400. The John B. Amos Cancer Center's Outreach Education Department not only provides educational programs, but also performs cancer screenings for a variety of community events sponsored by various organizations and businesses. For more information or to inquire about our availability for your event, call us at 706-571-1102.  

John B. Amos Cancer Center offers screenings during the following months:

  • March - Colorectal information and screening
  • May - Skin cancer information and screening
  • September - Prostate information and screening
  • October - Breast cancer information and screening

Each screening includes weight and body fat analysis, blood glucose and  blood pressure screenings.

Oncology Symposium

The John B. Amos Cancer Center Oncology Symposium will be held July 17, 2009. The topic of this year's oncology symposium will be "Current Considerations in Cancer Care." Continuing education units (CEUs) will be provided.

John B. Amos Cancer Center participates in the following annual events:

  • Men and Women's' Expo
    An event that provides Harvard Risk Assessments, a computerized assessment tool designed to identify an individual's risk of developing cancer, colorectal cancer screening kit, instructions in proper breast and testicular self-exam techniques, and cancer prevention and early detection literature.

  • American Cancer Society's Relay For Life
    A fundraising event supported by Cancer Center personnel.

  • Mayor's Health and Fitness Walk
    An event that provides cancer prevention and early detection information and screenings.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.