Cancer

At Indiana University Health, our renowned cancer specialists provide comprehensive cancer treatment, called oncology, as part of Indiana’s largest cancer care network. Our multidisciplinary approach means you receive care from many experienced health professionals including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, dietitians, physical therapists, chaplains, social workers and pharmacists.

We offer advanced cancer treatments throughout the state for your convenience. Our highly skilled physicians work with you to develop an effective treatment plan for your needs. Your plan may include treatment options such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or even clinical trials.

IU Health partners with the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana University Health Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center, the state’s only cancer center with National Cancer Institute designation. These partnerships give you access to leading edge treatments and innovative cancer research.

The Indiana University Health Cancer Center at Morgan treats all forms and stages of cancer in patients over the age of 18. All services at the IU Health Cancer Center at Morgan—from radiation therapy and chemotherapy to nutrition and psychological care—are conveniently delivered on an outpatient basis. Patients with tumors that require surgical removal have their procedures at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital or Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and return to IU Health Morgan for follow-up care.

The IU Health Cancer Center at Morgan is the only cancer center in south central Indiana to receive the American College of Surgeon's Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing our local efforts to generate cancer awareness, provide education and support, and have high-level treatment programs.

Our holistic approach to cancer care considers every part of your health.

  • A nutritionist will evaluate your dietary needs.
  • To address any emotional effects from dealing with cancer, you will also be given a brief psychosocial screening at the start of treatment. If further psychological care is needed, you and your family will have access to individual counseling, online therapy, group therapy and bereavement care.
  • A chaplain is available for spiritual counseling.
  • Case managers answer all non-medical questions and link you to community resources such as home care, cancer support groups and transportation.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy destroys cancer cells and shrinks tumors. At the IU Health Cancer Center at Morgan, we use a variety of radiation treatments, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). Your doctor discusses all options with you to help you make treatment decisions. Your treatments may last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Multiple sessions are often needed to meet your treatment goals.

Infusion Therapy

Chemotherapy destroys cancer cells and can be taken through oral medicine or infusion therapy. Infusion therapy uses a catheter or implantable port to administer chemotherapy medicine directly into a patient's bloodstream. You and your doctor may choose infusion therapy over oral chemotherapy for a variety of reasons. If you receive infusion therapy at the IU Health Cancer Center at Morgan, it will be formulated by an IU Health Morgan pharmacist and given in our infusion therapy room. These treatments can last several hours and require multiple sessions, so the room is designed for your comfort, with reading material and televisions. You may bring a friend for company, and food service is available. 

Anti-Coagulation Clinic

Certain types of cancers and treatments can increase your risk for developing a blood clot as a side effect. During radiation and chemotherapy sessions, we check your vital signs for warning of a blood clot. If there is cause for concern, your oncologist will schedule an immediate consultation between you and the anti-coagulation clinic to treat your condition.​