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At Indiana University Health, our renowned cancer specialists provide comprehensive cancer treatment as part of Indiana’s largest cancer care network. Our multidisciplinary approach means that you receive care from many experienced health professionals, including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, dietitians, physical therapists, chaplains, social workers and pharmacists.
At Indiana University Health North Hospital, we have an on-site Cancer Resource Center to help you and your family understand your diagnosis, provide support, answer your questions and to help you gain a better understanding of your condition and how it may affect your life. We specialize in treating cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, blood and head and neck.
IU Health offers 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 North Hospital 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.
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IU Health North Hospital partners with the American Cancer Society to provide an on-site Cancer Resource Center to patients and caregivers who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Visitors to the Cancer Resource Center will have access to:
- Trained American Cancer Society volunteers ready to offer information and emotional support during designated hours
- Cancer education materials (books, brochures, etc.) are available on-site, online or by calling the American Cancer Society at 1.800.227.2345, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week -- free of charge
- Computers for online research with access to the Society’s Cancer Resource Database
- Information about free online cancer education classes
- Local support group and community resources
- Transportation resources
- Look Good…Feel Better®—a free program that teaches patients how to deal with appearance-related side effects of treatments
- Information on Wig Bank locations
- A Free Personal Health Manager kit to help patients organize their healthcare information
The Cancer Resource Center is staffed by trained volunteers from the American Cancer Society Guild of Central Indiana. The Society Guild is made up of philanthropic women who give back to the community, create awareness and support the Society to help find a cure.
IU Health North Hospital offers convenient inpatient and outpatient cancer care. Our physicians have experience diagnosing and treating many different types of cancer.
IU Health Central Indiana Cancer Centers provides oncology services, including chemotherapy, for all kinds of cancer and blood diseases, to patients at IU Health North Hospital. The IU Health Central Indiana Cancer Centers North office is located in the Medical Office Building attached to IU Health North Hospital. To reach the IU Health Central Indiana Cancer Center, call 317.688.5250.
Just five minutes from IU Health North Hospital, IU Health Physicians offer Oncology services, including chemotherapy, for all kinds of cancer and blood diseases, at IU Health Springmill Center. To schedule an appointment with a cancer physician at IU Health Springmill Center, call 888.600.4822.
Breast Cancer Care
Breast care at IU Health North Hospital is designed by and for women. Whether your visit is preventative, diagnostic or treatment related, IU Health North Hospital utilizes an unparalleled collection of resources and care to meet the needs of patients with breast concerns.
The program, which is accredited by the National Association Program for Breast Centers, provides multidisciplinary team that make the diagnostic and treatment process as efficient as possible, streamlining transitions between specialists and phases of treatment, and providing support and education to patients and their caregivers. Nurse navigators and oncology social workers are available to provide support throughout the cancer journey.
To reach the Breast Care team at IU Health North Hospital, please call 317.688.3158.
Thyroid Cancer Care
Patients with thyroid or other endocrine cancers can access expert diagnosis and treatment though our endocrine cancer program. Nurse navigation, education and oncology social workers are available to provide support throughout the cancer journey.
To reach the Thyroid Cancer Care team at IU Health North Hospital, please call 317.688.3158.
Cancer Risk and Prevention Services
To learn about your cancer risk, women can take a short computer survey in the Women’s Diagnostic Center when they come for a mammogram. The computer program delivers risk results to a specialized nurse who contacts women who score as higher risk.
Women who are identified as having increased risk will then be offered an appointment as part of one of our Cancer Risk Prevention Programs. With these prevention programs, a specialized physician helps you choose from the options that best reduce your risk. You will continue to benefit from risk appropriate screening tests, clinical trials and new innovations in prevention as they develop. To learn more about our risk and prevention services, please call 317.688.5155.
Head & Neck Cancer Care
IU Health North Hospital provides comprehensive care for those with benign or malignant head and neck tumors. Our multidisciplinary team allows for patients to benefit from a wealth of expertise with an individualized focus to maximize functional outcomes after treatment.
Our team of specialists can provide the following treatment options and services:
- Diagnostic radiology
- Head and neck surgery
- Speech pathology
- Specialized nursing care
- Respiratory therapy
- Social work
- Case management and discharge planning
- Dietician and nutritional support
- Rehabilitation services, including physical and occupational therapy
- Medical oncology
- General medical care
- Pain and symptom management
- Chaplain services
- Head and neck support services volunteers
- Access to local support groups
In addition, patients also have access to the IU Health Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center and IU Health Methodist Cancer Center resources at numerous locations throughout the area, including radiation oncology and clinical trials.
Prostate Cancer Care
If a biopsy shows that you have prostate cancer, IU Health North Hospital has a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and medical professionals that will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on your disease. Treatment may include active surveillance, open and robotic surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and/or chemotherapy.
Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health provides a distinct and individualized care program that is concentrated on pediatric patients and their families. This outstanding program focuses on care for the whole child—body, mind and spirit—during cancer treatment. Our goal is to diagnose, treat and return patients and their families back to their normal lives as soon as possible.
The program will be supported by pediatric oncology nurses and the region’s finest board certified pediatric specialty physicians:
- General pediatric surgeons
- Pediatric hematologists-oncologists
- Pediatric rehabilitation services
- Radiologists with expertise in treating children
- Radiation oncologists with expertise in treating children
- Surgical specialists with pediatric expertise in neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology and otolaryngology
Our dedicated caregiver team will coordinate the patient’s treatment every step of the way. The team will bring in other physicians and healthcare associates to consult as needed to provide the best possible treatment for each child. The family physician can also remain fully involved in the child’s care.
Additional features of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health:
- Private rooms for inpatient care. Our rooms on the pediatric unit are both beautiful and functional with a private bathroom, a daybed for visitors and a variety of electronics including a flat screen television, built-in DVD/VCR players and a bedside computer with Internet access.
- Access to a fully staffed pediatric intensive care unit with advanced facilities.
Call direct: 317.688.3627
We are located at: IU Health North Hospital, 11700 N. Meridian Street Carmel, IN 46032
Any physician, healthcare professional or healthcare agency may refer a patient to IU North Health University Hospital Cancer services.
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