September screenings and events | Northside Hospital

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

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September 1-15: Prostate cancer screenings at Northside Hospital in Gwinnett and Sandy Springs

Northside offers two community-based prostate cancer screenings, free of charge, to measure men’s risk of developing the disease.

The screenings will take place:

Thursday, Sept. 1 from 5:30 p.m. 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 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Northside Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology – Atlanta Hospital, 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342.

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

Pre-registration is required. To book 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: Four-Week Cancer Transitions Workshop (virtual)

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

  • September 8: (session 1) Regain well-being: take control of your survival
  • September 15: (session 2) Emotional health
  • September 22: (session 3) Eat well and stay active
  • September 29: (session 4) Medical care beyond cancer

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


September 13: Built to Quit smoking and smoking cessation course

From September 13the Northside Hospital Cancer Institute will host a six weeks Built to Quit course, featuring the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program, which helps participants learn the dangers of smoking and tobacco product use, the benefits of quitting, and strategies and skills to cope with urges.

The class is led by an American Lung Association certified facilitator and includes behavioral therapists, nutritionists and respiratory therapists from Northside Hospital who will provide support and guidance. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy (if qualified) and a paper study program with a meditation CD. Classes are mainly conducted in groups, with interaction that allows participants to learn from the experiences of others.

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

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

More resources on smoking and tobacco.


Wellness Wednesdays (webinars)

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

Presentations take place on Zoom or GoToWebinar. There is no cost to participate. All presentations start at noon and last approximately one hour.

Wednesday, September 7
Prostate cancer – Screening, signs and treatment
Dr. Wesley Ludwig with Georgia Urology
Register for the GoToWebinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4397917188620060173

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

Wednesday, September 21
AFib: Could this heart flip-flop be something serious?
Dr. Niraj Sharma of the Cardiovascular Institute at Northside Hospital
Join the 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 need to know about the LMA (online seminar)

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