There are few experiences more frightening than the diagnosis of cancer. We make sure you won’t have to fight it alone.
At Margaret Mary's Cancer Center, our goal is to restore our patients and their families to wholeness, both emotionally and physically. Patients who choose us for their cancer care appreciate our services for many reasons. When you step foot in our facility, we hope you are impressed by its beauty, comfort and spa-like feel. But even more importantly, we hope you appreciate the constant smiles, sympathetic ears and warm hugs given by our staff.
Our cancer program has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons since 2008. This accreditation is awarded to facilities that voluntarily commit to providing high-level, quality cancer care to their patients.
Although receiving cancer treatments isn’t exactly an enjoyable experience, most of our patients would agree receiving them at Margaret Mary's Cancer Center makes the process a whole lot easier. Chemotherapy, Biotherapy and Hormone Therapy can all be used to treat cancer. The use of these medications helps to kill or halt cancer cell growths. These medications can be administered orally or through the use of an IV.
Because treatments are often given in cycles and can take hours to administer, our goal is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your visit. Our medical oncology department includes six private infusion bays for patients receiving treatment. Amenities in the infusion bays include televisions, plenty of seating for loved ones and large windows overlooking a four-season healing garden. Our nurses’ station is also located near the infusion bays in case you would need assistance during your stay.
Our radiation oncology department offers among the most precise radiation therapy treatment available on the market today. Our advanced equipment, including a linear accelerator and CT simulator, offers diagnostic and treatment capabilities you would expect to find at a big-city facility.
Many of our patients can benefit from Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), a form of radiation that uses computer-generated images to deliver a precise radiation dose that conforms to the shape of the cancerous tumor. For our patients, this equates to less radiation to surrounding healthy tissues, better outcomes overall and fewer negative side effects.
Lung Cancer Screening Program
To help area residents identify lung cancer in its earliest, most curable stages, MMH is proud to partner with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute’s Lung Cancer Center to offer a lung cancer screening program. To be eligible for the screening, participants must be between 55-80 years old and have smoked at least one pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years or two packs per day for 15 years.
The screening, which includes a low-dose CT scan, is now covered by most insurance programs for eligible patients, including Medicare. For those whose insurance does not cover the screening, a discounted self-pay rate is available. For more information or to see if you qualify, call 812.933.3752.
Cancer Center Boutique
Located within Margaret Mary’s Cancer Center, our Boutique offers a variety of products and services designed to help women manage the physical appearance changes brought on by cancer and its treatment.
Wig Fitting and Education
For women undergoing hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia or other causes, our professional wig fitter, Tami Lamping, can create a natural look by customizing just the right wig for you. We also carry a variety of hats, scarves and turbans as a convenient alternative to wigs. Tami is available from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays by calling 812.212.2431. An appointment is required.
(Mastectomy products will be billed through insurance.)
Our mastectomy fitter, Lori Yorn, OT, CLT, is specially trained to fit and adjust external breast prostheses, bras and related supplies. She is available from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesdays by calling 812.934.6512. An appointment is required.
(Lymphedema products will be billed through insurance.)
Patients with cancer can sometimes develop lymphedema, a blockage that prevents fluid from draining in an arm or leg. When this fluid does not drain properly, excessive swelling can occur. Our certified lymphedema therapists are specially trained to provide therapy and assist in providing appropriate, comfortable, well-fitting compression garments or help in getting a lymphedema pump, if necessary.
- Bras/Prosthesis/Post-op garments
- Wigs, wig cap/liners and wig stands (Wigs are free through the American Cancer Society.)
We offer a Cancer Care Assistance Program for non-medical needs. Financial guidelines must be met. To learn more, call 812.933.5257.
Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 8am - 4pm
Oncology Support Services
Fighting cancer can take a lot out of you. Some patients find they are unusually tired while others may experience a loss of appetite. At Margaret Mary's Cancer Center, we offer a variety of services designed to help you with all aspects of your cancer journey, including:
and comfort touch services. Comfort touch is a gentler form of massage designed to help patients with relaxation and pain relief. For many patients, receiving massage/comfort touch calms them and brings them peace. Others have found receiving the service allows them to better handle pain, anxiety, nausea and fatigue. Our certified massage therapist, Carla Stenger, is an integral part of our cancer care team and has specific training in oncology massage and comfort touch. Patients who are interested can schedule a session in her comfortable, spa-like massage suite, complete with dim lights, warm towels, therapeutic creams and soothing music. For more information about massage/comfort services, email Carla Stenger or call (812) 933-3779.
treatment. These challenges come at a time when proper nutrition is key to maintaining your strength and speeding your recovery. A registered dietitian is available at Margaret Mary's Cancer Center to counsel patients with their nutritional needs. Learn more about Nutrition Services.
unsteadiness, pain, muscle weakness, lymphedema, difficulty swallowing, numbness and cognitive changes. Learn more about our Rehab Services.
comfortable atmosphere where patients can talk about their experiences and discuss what’s on their minds. To learn more, call 812.933.5308.
provides an opportunity for women to pamper themselves, receive make-up tips and try on wigs and hats. Call 812.933.3741.
by calling 812.933.3741.
certain age, financial and other program criteria. To see if you qualify, call 812.933.5257.
Road to Recovery provides free transportation so patients can focus on getting well, instead of getting a ride. For more information about Road to Recovery, call 1.800.227.2345.
transportation, support groups, end-of-life care, emotional assessments and other resources. For assistance, call 812.933.3741.
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Cancer Care Facility Tour
Here’s what you can expect to find when you visit us at the cancer center. Take a tour of our beautiful facility.