Our Patient's Stories

We are committed to our patients’ in their personal battles against cancer, and provide a high-quality cancer treatment, genuine caring support with compassion and guidance. We are thankful for the privilege of caring for our patients by playing a part in their stories of hope, courage, and renewal.

Irene Sutton

“Bigger than imagination” is how the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky describes its replica of Noah’s ark, built to the exact measurements described in the Bible. Irene Sutton, a patient of Wellstar/Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers’ (NGOC) Austell Cancer Center at Wellstar Cobb Hospital, can testify the slogan’s true.”

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Timothy Ratliff

“Sometimes I catch myself crying as I think about my journey, my family or a friend’s struggle with the loss of health or a family member,” said Ratliff. “I hope to be as caring to people in my life as Dr. McCune is to me, but I don’t pretend to know how other people feel anymore. Everyone’s different. I just say, ‘I’m here if you need me.”

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If you have cancer, a medical oncologist is needed to manage your care. A good oncologist has the knowledge and training to diagnose your condition and give you the right treatment. At NGOC we are here to help you each and everyday.

Cancer Patient Support Services

Many community service groups, assistance programs and non-profit organizations have provided resources for Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers’ patients, including transportation, meals, medical supplies, drug assistance, rent/mortgage payments, utility bills, credit counseling, employment, and crisis intervention.

If you need resource assistance, please contact a member of your cancer team. Our cancer centers are equipped to help guide you to the proper resources. We also have a general list of online resources available.


Cancer is a tough, life-changing experience and to help make that journey easier, Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) is proud to support Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, a not-for-profit organization designed to help patients and their families receive the cancer support, education, and outreach they need.

Founded by two oncology nurses, Loving Arms‘ services include emotional support, financial assistance, and transportation to treatments with an opportunity to get involved via support group meetings and fundraisers. Loving Arms’ executive board consists of nurses, cancer survivors, cancer patients, and people from the community. 

Outreach programs include:

  • Support Group (every 3rd Thursday of the month)
  • Financial Assistance
  • Education
  • Diva Days
  • Hospice / Bereavement / Counseling
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • “Pay it Forward” program
  • Wigs and hats for chemo patients

View the Loving Arms “One Heart” video.  For more information, visit www.lovingarms.support.

"One Heart" by Loving Arms

Loving Arms Cancer Outreach
833 Campbell Hill St., Suite 220
Marietta, Georgia 30060

Want to learn more about cancer?

Visit these sites for more information:

Transparency in Coverage Rule

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

We at NGOC appreciate you entrusting your patients to our care. Please call the Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers Central Referral Line if you have any questions.