Indiana University Health Bedford's oncology program was established in 1988. It has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons since 1995.
Our oncologist is board certified in oncology and hematology. Our nursing staff have completed an intensive chemotherapy/biotherapy course. We participate in clinical trials under Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital's research umbrella. Therefore, offering our patients the cutting edge in the treatment of cancer.
We have a cancer registry program with a certified registrar who tracks our cancer statistics and follows our cancer patients. Monthly tumor boards are held where all disciplines can participate in discussion and treatment planning for cancer patients.
- Digital Mammography
- Inpatient Oncology
- Outpatient Chemotherapy
- Infusion PET CT
- Support Groups
- Sentinel Node Biopsy
- A Women’s Health Screening was held on May 19, 2012, offering free breast and pelvic exams and reduced cost pap smears and digital mammograms. Fifteen (15) women participated in this event.
- 12 Pap Smears were completed. 11 were normal and 1 was abnormal. The patient was contacted for additional follow up.
- 10 mammograms were completed. 8 considered normal and 2 needed an ultrasound. After completion of the ultrasound, one came back within normal limits and the other went on for a core biopsy of the left breast which did show invasive adenocarcinoma. This patient has been referred to a breast surgeon.