At Indiana University Health Bedford Hospital, our specialists provide comprehensive cancer treatment, called oncology, as part of Indiana’s largest cancer care network. The oncology program at IU Health Bedford Hospital was established in 1988. It has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons since 1995.
Our multidisciplinary approach means that you receive care from many experienced healthcare professionals. Our highly skilled team works with you to develop an effective treatment plan for your needs. Your plan may include treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or even clinical trials.
IU Health Bedford Hospital has 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. Learn more about our cancer services by visiting the links below to our annual reports:
At IU Health Bedford Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive, compassionate care for patients with all types of cancer. We offer support groups to help our patients cope with the challenges of having cancer and undergoing treatment.
At IU Health Bedford Hospital, some of our diagnostic capabilities include:
- Digital mammography. This is a screening procedure for breast cancer that provides an image of the breast tissue.
- Sentinel node biopsy. This procedure helps determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes immediately surrounding the part of the body where it started.
- Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These imaging studies can help your physician identify parts of the body affected by cancer and monitor the effectiveness of treatment options in shrinking a tumor.
Once our physicians confirm a diagnosis, we work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan.
We offer the following advanced treatments at IU Health Bedford Hospital:
- Infusions. Infusion therapy allows patients to take medicines intravenously through an injection or catheter.
- Outpatient oncology and chemotherapy. These services allow patients to receive cancer treatment in a series of convenient outpatient clinic appointments.
- Surgery. Your oncologist may recommend surgery to remove the tumor and any affected lymph nodes.
Our expert physicians work with you to develop a treatment plan that works best for you and your specific type of cancer.
IU Health Bedford Hospital is dedicated to providing proactive screenings to help detect cancer when it's in its earliest stages.
CT Lung Cancer Screenings
April - August 2015
Number of patients screened: 14
Number of follow-ups required: 9
Number referred for evaluation: 5
Women's Health Day
September 12, 2015
Number of patients screened: 10
Number of follow-ups required: 8
Number referred for evaluation: 2
Skin Cancer Screenings
Number of patients screened: 23
Number of follow-ups required: 17
Number referred for evaluation: 6
For more information about cancer screenings throughout the IU Health system, visit iuhealth.org/cancer-screenings.