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September screenings and events | Northside Hospital

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September screenings and events | Northside Hospital


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Each month, Northside offers screenings, webinars and events to help keep you and your family physically and emotionally healthy. Please scroll below to find some of our upcoming healthy happenings.

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September 1, 15: Northside Hospital prostate cancer screenings in Gwinnett and Sandy Springs

Northside is offering two community prostate cancer screenings, at no cost, to measure men’s risk for developing the disease.

The screenings will take place: 

Thursday, Sept. 1 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Northside Hospital Cancer Support Center – Gwinnett, 631 Professional Drive, Suite 210, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

Thursday, Sept. 15 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Northside hospital Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology – Atlanta, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342.

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests will be available to men between 45 and 75, who have never had prostate cancer or a PSA blood test in the last 12 months. Interpreters will be available free of charge. COVID-19 safety measures will be practiced according to CDC guidelines. 

Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment or for information about other upcoming cancer screenings, call 404-531-4444. More information is available here.

Learn more about prostate cancer care at Northside.


September 8: Cancer Transitions four-week workshop (virtual)

Cancer Support Community Atlanta is hosting this free, four-week workshop, designed to help cancer survivors make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. 

  • Sept. 8: (session 1) Get back to wellness: Take control of your survivorship
  • Sept. 15: (session 2) Emotional health
  • Sept. 22: (session 3) Eating well and staying active
  • Sept. 29: (session 4) Medical Management beyond cancer

Sessions take place virtually 10:30 a.m.-Noon. Register in advance with Emily Brown at [email protected]


September 13: Built to Quit smoking and tobacco cessation course

Beginning Sept. 13, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute will host a six-week Built to Quit course, offering the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® program, which helps participants learn the hazards of smoking and using tobacco products, the benefits of quitting, and strategies and skills to cope with urges. 

The course is led by an American Lung Association-certified facilitator and includes Northside Hospital behavioral therapists, nutritionists and respiratory therapists who will provide support and guidance. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy (if qualified) and a hard copy curriculum with a meditation CD. Classes are conducted primarily in a group setting, with interaction that allows participants to learn from each other’s experiences. 

Classes are usually available at Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, and Lawrenceville. However, in an effort to maintain the health and safety of participants and facilitators during the COVID-19 pandemic, online classes will continue as we monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for indoor gatherings. 

Register online, or for more information, call 404-780-7653 or email [email protected] 

More smoking and tobacco resources.


Wellness Wednesdays (webinars)

Join Northside Hospital experts for a weekly “virtual” presentation of timely health information.

Presentations take place over Zoom or GoToWebinar. There is no cost to participate. All presentations begin at Noon and last approximately one hour. 

Wednesday, September 7
Prostate Cancer – Screening, Signs, & Treatment
Dr. Wesley Ludwig with Georgia Urology
Register for GoToWebinar at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4397917188620060173 

Wednesday, September 14
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Dr. Michelle Glasgow with Atlanta Gynecologic Oncology
Register for GoToWebinar at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2614425765484169995 

Wednesday, September 21
AFib: Could that heart flip-flopping be something serious?
Dr. Niraj Sharma from Northside Hospital Cardiovascular Institute
Join Zoom Meeting at: https://northsidegwinnett.zoom.us/j/88199094954?pwd=eDB2YWJld0l3a3pObHIxdXNFOFlXdz09
Meeting ID: 881 9909 4954 Passcode: 505255

Learn more about our Wellness Wednesdays series.


September 22: What you should know about AML (webinar)