Cancer

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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.

 SERVICES OFFERED:

  • Digital Mammography
  • Outpatient Oncology
  • Outpatient Chemotherapy
  • Infusions
  • Grief Support Groups
  • Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • CT/MRI

Annual Screenings

  • IU Health Bedford Hospital offered free skin screenings in the Cancer services department on October 24, 2013. Dr. Rafi Siddiqi performed the skin screenings.

    • 25 people were seen. There were 3 that were recommended to have further workup for suspicious skin lesions.  Two persons have not had follow-up and one person had a facial lesion excised, which showed atypical squamous proliferation compatible with well-differentiated, superficially invasive squamous cell carcinoma.

    • Each person received a bag with sunscreen and literature regarding skin cancer prevention.

  • Women’s Health Day was held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m., offering free breast and pelvic exams and reduced cost pap smears and digital screening mammograms.

    • Terri Kimbley, NP, was the health care provider assisting in the exams.

    • Nine women participated in the event. A total of 6 pap smears and 7 mammograms were administered, and all results were normal.