Cancer Treatment

Cancer Care

We offer care for cancer patients and patients with blood disorders at Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg, Indiana. We also offer therapeutic phlebotomies (for individuals who have too many red blood cells due to malignant or genetic causes.) Our nurses specialize in chemotherapy administration and management of chemotherapy side effects. They care deeply about their patients and are an excellent resource for patients and families. An added benefit is the fact local patients don’t have to leave town to receive their cancer care.

High Risk Cancer Screening and Prevention Program

By filling out the Hereditary Cancer Quiz, patients will have the option of sending the results to DCMH Cancer Care to be reviewed. This brief questionnaire will help you determine whether you should be further evaluated for either Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome or Lynch syndrome. On average, the quiz takes less than 1 minute to complete. Click the link below to begin.

Hereditary Cancer Quiz

Cancer Support Group

Our cancer care department invites all cancer survivors, patients, family members and friends to join us for our support. This support group will focus on courage, hope and staying positive. Confidentiality and anonymity is honored. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:00-6:30pm and will be in the OB classroom, located on the second floor of the hospital off the waiting room. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

When: 2nd Tuesday of each month

Time: 5-6:30pm

Location: in Cancer Care

Contact: Gena Luhn, Cancer Care Manager

Phone: (812) 663-1301

Cancer Center

 

 

Certification

Our cancer treatment department is fully accredited by the American College of Surgeons—Commission on Cancer (ACoS-COC), a national accrediting organization with high standards of care. It’s a testament to our program, given that only one in four hospitals achieve this level of recognition. We are proud to deliver this heightened level of care.

Cancer Grant

DCMH Cancer Care offers complementary care during chemotherapy thanks to a grant from the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County. From a massage to a warm blanket, DCMH provides the added comfort you need during your cancer treatment. The addition of complementary care is to provide the best patient care and comfort to the patients receiving treatment at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

Our Certified Massage Therapist, Wendy Stier, will provide free massage therapy for the cancer patients at DCMH. Studies show a 15-minute neck and shoulder massage prior to chemotherapy can help with relaxation and add comfort during the treatment process.

Staff

Our staff includes certified cancer care nurses and our board-certified medical oncologists. Decatur County Memorial Hospital Cancer Care is pleased to be associated with the Franciscan Physician Health Network, our physician group from St. Francis Hospital. We also offer consultation with a board-certified radiation oncologist and follow-up care for patients requiring radiation as part of their cancer treatment. The experienced, multidisciplinary staff includes social work, rehabilitation services, and clinical nutrition.

Awareness & Recognition

On October 21st, 2016, Spirit of Women and community members participated in the Bingo Bash for Cancer Care event held at the Greensburg Elementary School. There ere 142 attendees for this event. All proceeds for this event were donated to the Cancer Care Department for care packages for all DCMH chemo patients. Earlier that day, DCMH offered mammograms all day to the Spirit of Women members.  DCMH performed 10 mammograms during the day before the event.

Community awareness is a vital part of what we do and a natural extension of the Hospital’s mission to advance the health and wellness of the community, just as prevention and wellness are important to you!

Our cancer care department achieved the 5-star recognition from the American Cancer Society for our involvement in community education, our health promotion within the hospital and our providing free screenings for the public.

Ambulatory Infusion Center

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Resources

We recommend using websites you can trust when searching for information for yourself or loved ones. Please see the links below that will provide extensive information on cancer diseases and treatment.

General Information for Multiple Cancer Types:

American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

Mayo Clinic

Care During Chemotherapy & Beyond

Cancer Specific Sites:

Colon Cancer

Breast Cancer

Leukemias and lymphomas

Pancreatic Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Melanoma Skin Cancer

Mesothelioma

Hours

Our usual hours of care are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.