There are few experiences more frightening than the diagnosis of cancer. We make sure you won’t have to fight it alone.
The fight against cancer doesn’t stop, even during these uncertain times. Our Cancer Center team has taken multiple steps to ensure the safety of our patients during their treatments. Click to learn more.
Hope Starts Here
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.
“I wasn't just a number here. I was Claire."
Claire Sherman, Breast Cancer Survivor
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.
I Decided I was Going to Fight This Head On
“I felt pretty bad, so I was glad I didn't have to drive far. What impressed me most, though, was the quality of care I received. This cancer center is a godsend for our community."
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.
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.
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 Care Team
Patients often tell us one of the things they appreciate most about our center is the level of compassion and care provided by our cancer care team. Our staff provides more than cancer treatment to our patients. They provide a level of concern and genuine support that's hard to come by this day in age. Patients often tell us how much they appreciate the constant smiles, sympathetic ears and warm hugs given by our staff. Below you'll find just a few of the friendly faces you might encounter during your journey with us.
Heather Bennett, RN
Medical Oncology Supervisor
Brenda Winters, RT
Radiation Oncology Supervisor
Certified Massage Therapist
Kari Ann Rennekamp
Oncology Support Services
*Please Note: Several of our support programs will be offered virtually for the remainder of 2020. For a schedule of our programs, click here.
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: