IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center at Forest Ridge in New Castle

The Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center offers comprehensive treatment for patients with cancer at the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center at Forest Ridge in New Castle at 2200 Forest Ridge Parkway, Suite 120 on the south side of New Castle.

If you live in the New Castle area, you can receive Radiation Therapy, Chemotherapy, Blood Therapy, Education, Counseling and Supportive Services at Forest Ridge. You may see your medical and radiation oncologists at this facility as well. The oncologists work closely with your local physicians. A multidisciplinary team of physicians review new cancer cases at twice monthly cancer conferences. In addition, registered nurses are available Monday – Friday. Call 765.593.2960 to contact the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center at Forest Ridge in New Castle.

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Medical Oncology

Our Medical Oncologists are involved in the care of cancer patients in East Central Indiana. In addition to the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center at Forest Ridge in New Castle, oncology services can be received through the IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center in Muncie, Indiana.

Our oncologists participate in cooperative group and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials, bring highly advanced cancer care to the patients we serve. In addition to our highly trained medical oncologists, a Family Nurse Practitioner who in addition to being ANCC board certified is an Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse.

Radiation Oncology

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm. For emergencies or to reach a physician after hours or on weekends, please call 800.872.0420. This number is an answering service that will have our physician return the call. If you are unable to reach someone at the above number, please call 765.747.3662.

Cancer Counseling

When people are faced with cancer, there are many individual reactions, yet the human experience of cancer is also filled with many commonalities:

  • the shock and disbelief of diagnosis
  • the sometimes-paralyzing fear and anxiety of the future
  • the relentless, often daily preoccupation with the word "cancer"
  • the increased awareness and attention to any and all physical aches and pains
  • the confusion, lack of control and uncertainty
  • the vast number of decisions to be made—and some so quickly!

How does anyone cope? There are no easy answers. Yet, most persons with cancer cope well. How do they do it? The availability of others seems very important; having someone who will listen attentively, and accept and try to understand your feelings; someone who will not judge or try to tell you what you should do, or what you are doing wrong; who will be present for you and help you identify your own experience with cancer.

This is a FREE service for patients and families.

The IU Health Ball Memorial Cancer Center Boutique at Forest Ridge

We know receiving a diagnosis of cancer has a powerful effect on a person’s life and the lives of those who are dear to them. No matter how strong the support from others, how each person copes with treatment and side effects is unique. Returning to normal is not always easy. Often, there is a fear of recurrence, fear of being a changed person, or fear of being unable to cope.

The Cancer Center Boutique at Forest Ridge is here to help cancer survivors overcome their fears and aid in their recovery process. We carry items that appeal to individuals with various types of cancer. A larger share of clientele includes survivors of breast cancer, and we cater to their special interests.

We know that being fitted with and wearing a correctly fitted bra or properly weighted breast form helps to restore confidence and improve self-image.

Some items are paid or reimbursed by insurance. For your convenience, we will file your Medicare and most private insurance company claims.

Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 3 pm, and the boutique can be reached at 765.593.2960 ext. 2.

Oncology Rehabilitation Program

This program is designed to empower cancer survivors to function at their maximal physical level through exercise, education and peer support. It is an 8-week program, which includes an orientation to the facility, individualized fitness assessments and an exercise program.

Educational classes meet two times per week for 60-minute sessions. These classes are presented by a variety of health care professionals covering nutrition, stress management, home exercise, coping skills, self-esteem and self image. The participant will receive regular updates on the exercise program with personal consultations and their physician will be notified of their progress. Also, they will have access to a variety of cardiovascular and strength training equipment, group exercise classes and locker rooms. The benefits of this program include: enhanced overall quality of life, decreased fatigue levels, improved tolerance of chemotherapy medications, improved immune system, improved flexibility, increased endurance levels, and decreased fear of the unknown.

For more information or to register, please call 765.521.1216.

Patient Resource Room

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, there are so many questions. The Patient Resource Room can provide answers to those questions. Open to patients, families, and the public. In order to provide information and education regarding cancer diagnoses, a number of resources are available to individuals. Books and videos may be checked out for home use. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8 am – 11 am and 2 pm – 4 pm. Closed holidays.