Cancer Care

Commission on Cancer Accredited Program logoReceiving a diagnosis of cancer is never easy, but you have treatment options and a team of specialists close to home. At St. Mary's, you'll get personal cancer treatment from compassionate people who care about preserving your dignity and quality of life.

Qualified Cancer Specialists

You can trust in the qualified care provided by your physicians at St. Mary's. All medical oncologists at St. Mary's are board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and all radiation oncologists are board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

Initial Consultation

Your primary care provider may refer you to an oncology specialist or you may search our physician directory for a specialist.

When you arrive at your first appointment with the oncologist, you'll fill out a medical history form and an insurance form. Routine lab work may be done. The oncologist will then meet with you and:

  • Review any records, scans or lab work
  • Stage the cancer
  • Discuss the findings and prognosis with you
  • Formulate a treatment plan
  • Order additional lab work, tests or scans if necessary

We encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you for support.

Cancer Treatment

Your cancer treatment at St. Mary's may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, biotherapy and/or surgery. At St. Mary's, you'll receive outpatient chemotherapy in our Infusion Center. Radiation therapy takes place at the Radiation Oncology Center of Southwest Indiana.

We'll create a treatment plan that is based on your individual needs and goals. You'll get access to information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options, which may improve your treatment outcomes.

St. Mary's is the only center in the Tri-State offering stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). SRS is a one-day noninvasive procedure that treats brain cancer without the risks of bleeding or infection from open surgery. It precisely delivers a high dose of radiation, minimizing exposure to surrounding normal brain tissue.

Surgery

Surgery for cancer can:

  • Help accurately diagnose or stage the cancer
  • Prevent or lower the risk of developing cancer
  • Remove a tumor
  • Relieve symptoms caused by the cancer
  • Support chemotherapy and radiation therapy

Other reasons you may need surgery include:

  • To reconstruct or rehabilitate the body after cancer treatment
  • To treat complications of cancer treatment

You may undergo inpatient surgery or outpatient surgery as part of your cancer treatment at St. Mary's.

Patient and Family Support

We recognize your needs beyond just medical treatment. Support services include:

  • Social Services. The social services team can help you with insurance or financial questions, arrangements for home health, hospice or nursing home care, arrangements for home medical equipment, transportation, and much more. You can contact Social Services at 812.485.4462.
  • Nutrition Support Services. If you're having difficulty maintaining your weight during treatment or have other questions about nutrition, please call Nutrition Support Services at St. Mary's at 812.485.4098. You can ask questions over the phone or make an appointment with a clinical dietitian.

Additional Resources

St. Mary's Apothecary
St. Mary's Wellness Center

Local American Cancer Society Office
5250 Vogel Road
Main Level
Evansville, Indiana 47715
812.475.9244
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gilda's Club of Evansville
5740 Vogel Road
Evansville, IN 47715
812.402.8667

Clinical Trials and Cancer Registry

The oncologists at St. Mary's offer clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. Ask your physician for more information about available clinical trials and if you're eligible.

The National Program of Cancer Registries collects data about cancer treatment for better understanding of the disease and its treatment. The local cancer registry office is located at St. Mary's and can be contacted at 812.485.4640. Learn how the National Program of Cancer Registries benefits you.

Accreditations

The cancer program at St. Mary's is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a program of the American College of Surgeons—only 1 in 4 hospitals earn this approval. St. Mary's is also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

If you need more information or assistance, please call us at 812.485.5725.

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