Cancer Center

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812-669-1284

2400 E 17th St
Columbus, IN

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Overview

What we want for our patients are fewer interventions and better long-term survival odds, achieved through effective control of the disease. We get that by using today's best technology and pharmacological advances, delivered with an understanding, human touch. Smart, compassionate people who know what you're going through and want the very best for you are who you'll find, ready to help, at the Cancer Center. It all adds up to great cancer care, right here in Columbus.

A cancer diagnosis is stressful and life changing. Our staff understands this. So, there is no staff member here that isn’t enthusiastically committed to meeting your emotional, educational, and social needs; helping you progress from learning of your diagnosis, to learning about your diagnosis and how we will work together going forward. You’ll know what you need to do to help your cause, and you’ll know that we will help. Every step of the way. 

Our Cancer Center team includes board certified radiation and medical oncologists, board certified radiation physicists, certified oncology nurses and certified radiation therapists. These experienced cancer specialists are also supported by a multidisciplinary team that includes nurse navigators, a registered dietician, a full-time oncology pharmacist, and a social worker.

Each year, our Cancer Center performs nearly 12,000 chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments for nearly all forms of cancer. A patient’s care may include a combination of any of the three major treatment types — surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. All of these are provided under one roof and on an outpatient basis, when applicable, to make things as convenient as possible for patients. 

As specialists in our field, we have long been focused on studying and achieving the best results possible when it comes to cancer care. Treatment at our facility rivals any you might find in a larger metropolitan area, but gives you the advantage of having the people who love and support you close at hand. Staying close to home can also reduce the burden for you that repeated travel can become during a trying time. In short, we’re state-of-the-art and easy to get to. 

The continuous care model we employ means that a single team of doctors and healthcare personnel work with a patient throughout the entire treatment and recovery process.

Free valet parking is available for our patients and visitors when they arrive at the main hospital entrance at 2400 East 17th Street. It’s a small thing we can do to make things a little easier for you.

Throughout a patient’s care here, a registered dietician will provide consultations, assessments, and ongoing education to achieve the nutritional needs of a body that’s fighting cancer.

An activity coordinator on staff sees to it that patients’ lives are enhanced with plenty of rehabilitative activities to choose from at the Cancer Center.

Early detection of cancer significantly increases the chances of successful treatment. On behalf of everyone in this community, The Cancer Center hosts a variety of screening events annually.

We are accredited by the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer. Approval by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) is given only to facilities that have voluntarily committed to provide the best cancer diagnoses and treatment. (Only one in four Cancer Centers nationwide receives this recognition.) A comprehensive list of cancer-related services the Commission on Cancer accredits us for can be seen here.

 

Our Cancer team understands that a well coordinated treatment plan is beneficial for our patients. Below are some examples of how our Cancer Center continues to strive for top quality results.

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For 2014 results click here.

We're Expanding!

Expansion of our Cancer Center is well on its way, with an additional 6,600 square feet being added to the existing space, which sits just off the main entrance of the hospital.

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More about the services we offer

Radiation

State-of-the-art High Energy Linear Accelerators are used to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy. We were the first cancer center in Southern Indiana to offer innovative therapy to treat patients needing radiation for cancer treatment.

Our Radiation Department is staffed by a full-time Board Certified Radiation Oncologist and Radiation Physicist. They are supported by the rest of the team available to help navigate patients and their families through the treatment program.

 

Clinical Nutrition Services

Our registered dietitian provides a nutrition assessment, consults and provides patient education.

Social Work

Our oncology social worker assesses a patient's needs in order to provide an individualized cancer care program that addresses the physical and emotional needs of the patient and family.


Cancer Center interior panorama

 

Rehabilitation Program

Survivorship Care

Columbus Regional Health is a national STARⓇ (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certified Rehabilitation Center.

The STARⓇ Program has been adopted nationally as a best practice model for survivorship care by leading cancer centers.


Your Individualized Plan

Our team is highly trained and ready to help all cancer survivors heal optimally, both physically and emotionally, whether they are cured, in remission or living with cancer as a chronic condition.

Your cancer rehabilitation plan will depend on your individualized goals that focus on increasing strength and energy, managing pain and improving your functioning and well-being.

Additional resources are also available to you if you need them. A helpful tool is the STARⓇ Program Survivor Guidebook, which provides valuable tips including how to set specific goals as well as suggestions about exercise, nutrition and sleep.

Cancer rehabilitation can improve your quality of life - whether you are going through treatment now, finished recently or long ago. Cancer rehabilitation is just one more way we are working to provide you with the highest quality care when you need it; before, during and after cancer treatment.

Insurance Coverage

Most cancer rehabilitation services are reimbursed by health insurance providers, including Medicare. We will work with your insurance provider to determine your benefits and coordinate any pre-certification needs.

Ed's Story


Ed Stone has been helping people for decades as a volunteer firefighter. When he found out he had prostate cancer and needed help he knew he was in good hands with Columbus Regional Health.

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Our Cancer Doctors

Conte, Anita_13_updated  Anita Conte, MD
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Edwin Watkins  Edwin Watkins, MD, PhD
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Dewan, Rahul 2015  Rahul Dewan, DO
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Wagner_Stephanie15_main  Stephanie Wagner, MD
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Stethoscope  Ann Logan, MD
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