Schneck Medical Center
Address: 411 W. Tipton St., Seymour
Key department: Cancer Center and Diagnostic Imaging Women’s Center
Phone: Main, 812-522-2349; Cancer Center, 812-522-0480; Diagnostic Imaging Women’s Center, 812-523-4874
Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery
3-D computed tomography — images of the patient to determine the dose intensity pattern and the precise location to be targeted
Linear accelerator and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy technologies combine to provide the pinpoint accuracy needed to treat only the affected tissue without compromising surrounding healthy tissue.
Dedicated women’s center
Stereotactic breast biopsy
Self-referrals for screenings
Flexible scheduling for mammograms
All cancer support group meets in the Schneck Cancer Center Conference Room. For more information, call 812-522-0480.
The leukemia and lymphoma support group meets at the Schneck Cancer Center Conference Room. For more information, call 812-522-0480.
American Cancer Society’s Look Good, Feel Better program, every other month, provides wigs and free skin care products. ACS’s Road to Recovery program assist with rides for people that do not have a way to get to their treatments.
The palliative care team provides treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness and chronic disease, with the main objective to relieve the pain and other symptoms to improve the quality of life and support families through their disease.
Reach to Recovery helps people cope with their breast cancer experience by offering comfort, emotional support and informed decision-making.
High Risk Cancer Clinic
Provides individualized recommendations for prevention and surveillance for those at increased risk, screening tests and education about the risk of breast, colon and melanoma skin cancer.
Screenings: Offers prostate, skin and oral screenings as well as clinical breast screenings and cervical cancer screenings at various times through the year. ColoCare kits for testing the stool for blood to screen for colon cancer also offered free throughout the year.
Columbus Regional Hospital
Address: 2400 E. 17th St., Columbus
Key department: Breast Health Center
Phone: CRH main, 812-379-4441 or 800-841-4938; Breast Health Center, 812-376-5064
Chemotherapy, radiation, surgery
Social work, clinical nutrition, rehabilitation
Tobacco awareness, skin cancer screenings
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy — IMRT is ideal for any cancer in close proximity to critical organs, but is most widely used in prostate cancer treatment and head and neck cancers.
Screening mammography — These look for the early warning signs of breast cancer. They are performed routinely on women older than age 40 who have no clinical signs of breast disease, no serious family history of breast disease or no personal past history of breast disease.
Digital mammography — This is like using a digital camera to take a picture instead of a camera that uses film. The image is captured by a special X-ray detector, which converts the image into a digital picture for immediate review on a computer monitor. The digital image provides a bit more contrast.
Diagnostic mammography — Gives additional and special digital mammography views, beyond screening mammograms
Diagnostic and screening breast MRI — A supplement to mammography, magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced tool that provides more detail about a possible abnormality. Useful in determining a course of treatment. Recommended for women with a history of breast cancer and women with strong lifetime risks for breast cancer and some women with dense breast tissue.
Breast MRI guided biopsy — For areas to be biopsied that are not seen well by mammogram or ultrasound. Biopsy performed with magnetic resonance imaging guidance.
Diagnostic breast ultrasound — Sound waves used to detect solid or cystic lesions in the breast
Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy — Small pieces of breast tissue removed under ultrasound guidance and examined for cancer cells
Stereotactic guided breast biopsy — Tiny pieces of breast tissue removed with computer guidance and examined for cancer cells
MammoSite — An advanced technology for targeted radiation therapy.
Genetic high-risk education and testing — Women who report high risk for breast cancer based on family or personal history can obtain a printout of lifetime risk and also get information and genetic testing. Can help a woman and her health care provider determine her chances of getting breast cancer in her lifetime.
Breast Health Navigator Program — A navigator nurse serves as a resource and familiar face while assisting a patient through treatment and recovery, so the patient can focus on health and recovery.
Mammography assistance program — For people who need a mammogram but can’t afford one. Those who qualify can get a mammogram for $5. To qualify, participants must be at least 40 years old; have not had a mammogram in the prior year; cannot be pregnant or breast-feeding; have no history of breast cancer or breast problems; be referred by a doctor; have a household income at or below 200 percent of poverty level; and live in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson or Shelby counties. Call the Breast Health Center to apply.
Breast cancer support services
Same-day testing results and 24-hour pathology results.
St. Vincent Jennings Hospital
Address: 301 Henry St., North Vernon
Key department: Imaging services
Clinical breast exams are offered by the providers through the St.Vincent Medical Group-Jennings on the second floor of the hospital. Call 352-4200 to set up an appointment with a provider.
Ultrasound guided core needle biopsy
Stereotactic guided breast biopsy
Ultrasound guided breast cyst aspiration — Fluid removed from the cyst under ultrasound guidance and examined for cancer cells
Breast ductograms — Used to assist in the diagnosing of abnormal breast nipple discharge
Breast needle localizations — A localization wire is placed in the precise location of the breast for the surgeon to know the precise location of the nodule he is removing.
$99 Lung Scans for Lung Cancer screenings
Assistance programs — Sign up for HIP 2.0 and financial assistance programs at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital by calling 812-352-4200.