Gastroenterology Atlanta, Dr. William Lyday, Gastroenterologist logo for print
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. • Suite 240 • Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: 404-257-0000

Wellness & Cancer Prevention

Personalized Approach to Disease Prevention & Lowering Risk

Our goal is to identify patients at increased risk of cancer and provide a reasonable strategy for prevention and early detection. We offer a number of tools to determine an individual’s risk of cancer and assess for other major diseases. We offer a broad range of tests that have the potential to uncover early cancers and markers of disease. Following a review of your results, an individualized plan for health will be provided.

We may also refer individuals to other medical experts within our community and will help coordinate these visits. This center will provide a concrete plan to protect your health, lower your risk of cancer and major diseases and improve quality of life.


  • Comprehensive Cancer Screening
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Health Risk Assessment
  • Psychology - Counseling/Coaching
  • Weight Management Program

Who Should Come to Our Center

Patients with elevated risk for cancer and other diseases. Examples include patients with a previous history of cancer, family hx of cancer, or a chronic medical condition that is associated with cancer.

Examples - Elevated Cancer Risk

  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Chronic heartburn and Barrett's esophagus
  • Chronic liver disease - Hepatitis Band C
  • H. pylori infection of the stomach
  • Celiac disease (Gluten enteropathy)
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Abnormal CT or other imaging study suggesting new growth
  • History of colon polyps
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Men and women over age 50
  • Chronic autoimmune disease

Our Process

Phase I

  • Questionnaire - personal health history, family history of cancer, quality of life score, and assessment of risk factors
  • Laboratory - testing for abnormalities in electrolytes, liver and kidney function, cholesterol, and markers of inflammation
  • Tumor Panel - testing for known markers associated with cancer
  • Genomic Testing - DNA profiling for known mutations that may raise risk of cancer
  • Imaging - CT scan, MRI, Ultrasound, Pill Camera testing for early detection of cancers
  • Endoscopy - evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract for detection of precancerous growths within the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, and colon
  • Research - opportunities to participate in latest innovations in cancer prevention; share data with academic centers for further study

Phase II

  • Evaluation and summary of abnormal findings
  • Longterm Plan for Health
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Weight Management Program
  • Referral to
    • Specialist Network -
      Pulmonary, Cardiology, Surgery, Urology, Endocrinology, GYN, Breast, Family Practice, Internal Medicine
    • Community Experts -
      Psychology, Naturopathic Medicine, Exercise/ Fitness, Mind/ Body
    • Join Research Group

Cancer Risk Assessment

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