When you or someone you love is faced with a diagnosis of cancer, the Paul Siebenmorgen Cancer Center at Terre Haute Regional Hospital is here to meet your needs.
Our cancer program, approved by the American College of Surgeons, ensures the highest standard of quality care. In our state-of-the-art facility, our oncology and hematology specialists treat many types of cancer including:
- Skin cancer
- Breast cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
We understand that undergoing cancer treatment can be a fearful and stressful time. We treat every patient like family by offering a caring, compassionate approach to your treatment. We also realize that there is more to your cancer treatment than radiation and chemotherapy.
Our cancer center offers a multidisciplinary approach to your care with resources to help with nutritional guidance, financial concerns, emotional concerns, support groups and educational programs. Our facility offers easy accessibility and flexible scheduling that lets you make appointments that fit into your routine.
We know you have questions and concerns about your health when you receive a cancer diagnosis. At Terre Haute Regional Hospital, we are pleased to offer you the assistance of a dedicated oncology navigator who will help you overcome the barriers and coordinate oncology care with the entire healthcare team. Our nurse navigator will guide and support you and your family through the many challenges of cancer and meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs with compassion.
We also have a breast-imaging navigator in the mammography department who is specially trained in all aspects of breast healthcare. Our breast-imaging navigator is dedicated to guiding the patient through the next steps following an abnormal mammogram. She ensures smooth and timely scheduling for each necessary diagnostics test, including biopsy, and provides support and education each step of the way.
Cancer patients and their families can count on our nurse navigator to:
- Direct patients to healthcare services for timely diagnosis and treatment
- Assist patients to navigate the healthcare system and necessary resources
- Assist patients to understand their diagnosis and available treatment options
- Help overcome barriers and coordinate care with the entire multidisciplinary team
- Provide educational materials
- Explain medications
- Assist patients with accessing needed resources to stay on track with their treatment plan
- Help to improve communication between the healthcare team members to ensure quality outcomes
For more information, please contact Lynn Hayes, Oncology Nurse Navigator at (812) 870-6044.
Radiation therapy services
The Paul Siebenmorgen Cancer Center at Terre Haute Regional Hospital is the first facility in the Wabash Valley to utilize the two latest advanced technologies, IMRT and IGRT. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) delivers doses of radiation with different intensity levels within 2mm square segments. This limits the radiation dose to the tumor while minimizing the dose to surrounding areas of the body, thereby lessening possible side effects.
Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) provides precise delivery of radiation by verifying the exact location of the tumor every day. This allows normal tissues to receive minimal radiation.
Our cancer center utilizes the Phillips Pinnacle 3-D computer planning for its treatment planning system. This system allows various radiation beam approaches to be visualized so that the plan that targets the tumor with the most advantageous dose of radiation is selected. It also allows our team to spare the greatest amount of healthy tissue. This planning process is done after the patient leaves the clinic setting, thereby reducing the time a patient has to be in the radiation department.
Our radiation therapy services include:
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
- Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
- External 3D conformal radiation therapy
- Brachytherapy prostate seed implants (this is known as internal radiation of implant radiation)
- Thyroid ablation
- Gynecological implants