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Pretty in pink: Cancer center hosts trunk show

Written by Community Health Network on 9/2/2014 12:00:00 PM

Community Cancer Center South Summer Trunk ShowCommunity Cancer Center South's atrium was transformed on Friday, August 29. Where seating and magazine racks once stood, apparel, jewelry, creams and treats now lined the walls of the atrium. Patients, past and present, came together to shop for accessories and get garment fittings from our experts at Figleaf Boutique at a trunk show. All of the items for purchase were designed help cancer patients show off their "pretty" personalities.

Community Cancer Center South staff sported "Pretty in pink" polos, mingled with patients, and even served food and refreshments.

Bass Farms sold Triple B Hydrating cream, recommended by Community cancer doctors to soothe skin irritation and redness from various therapies and cancer treatments. Volunteers manned booths with homemade scarves and jewelry, as well as sold treats like popcorn.

The Baxter YMCA offered information about a LIVESTRONG program for building muscle strength, balance, endurance and confidence. continue reading ...

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Cancer Center South, three months later

Written by Community Health Network on 7/25/2014 6:00:00 AM


Since the opening of Community Cancer Center South in April, the radiation oncology staff has been providing treatment to patients using state-of-the-art equipment. 

The TrueBeam™, a radiation therapy machine, brings something different to cancer treatment plans for Community cancer patients. Using TrueBeam's advanced imaging features, doctors can "see" the tumor and personalize treatments to a particular cancer - and treatments take minutes, not hours.

"The TrueBeam delivers an advanced form of radiation with pin point accuracy to a patient's tumor either in or on the surface of their body," explained Dr. Darrel Ross, radiation oncologist at Community Physician Network. continue reading ...


Navigating your cancer journey

Written by Community Health Network on 7/3/2014 6:00:00 AM

A cancer diagnosis can be extremely emotional, and making sense of health information can also be overwhelming. That is why Community has a dedicated cancer care team and oncology nurse navigators to help cancer patients on their journey.

Sharon Bronnenberg, breast health navigator We sat down with breast health navigator, Sharon Bronnenberg, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN, to talk about the role an oncology navigator plays in a cancer treatment.

What does a oncology nurse navigator do?
I act as a guide, resource, advocate, educator and liaison for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their family. As an oncology navigator with a focus on breast health, my goal is to get answers to all of their questions so that we allay their fears.

I am a consistent caregiver throughout the cancer journey, coordinating appointments and schedules, and providing resources and information. But the most important thing I do is provide support and hope.

What should a cancer patient expect the first time they meet you?
When I meet with a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient I make sure they know their plan of care, as well as the other doctors that they will be seeing. continue reading ...


Dr. Darrel Ross on survivorship

Written by Dr. Darrel Ross on 6/1/2014 6:15:00 AM

Dr. Darrel Ross is a radiation oncologist at Community Cancer Center South. 

Dr. Darrel Ross Today is National Cancer Survivor Day. It’s a day when not only do we honor all those who've won their battle with cancer, but those still fighting. From their first treatment to their last, cancer patients are strong and brave. That’s why all of our patients at Community Health Network are survivors each and every day.

It’s gratifying to be part of the cancer care team at Community Health Network and to see so many examples of how to live life well amidst cancer. As a radiation oncologist I find myself reflecting on many of my patients and recalling both the fear and humor that comes my way every day.

Some patients come to their first radiation therapy appointment believing it’s an open pit of fiery flames. What many do not know is that radiation therapy has drastically changed, and has many safeguards. Today, we are pinpointing the beam of radiation with great precision. Our goal is to avoid damaging healthy tissue while eliminating the cancerous cells. continue reading ...


New cancer center a beacon of hope

Written by Community Health Network on 4/18/2014 11:55:00 AM

The doors to our new state-of-the-art cancer facility on Indiana's south side are now open. The new cancer center will bring more than world-class cancer treatment to cancer patients, it will bring hope.

Over 100 people gathered at 1440 East County Line Road yesterday as a celebratory ribbon was cut and the facility welcomed its first patients.

Leaders from Community Health Network and Greenwood Chamber of Commerce joined Indiana State Senator Brent Waltz (R), Indiana State Representative Dave Frizzell (R), Community cancer patients and employees at this momentous event. 

“Like so many families, my family has also been touched by cancer,” said Frizzell. “That’s why I’m so glad to see that families in our community will have access to world-class cancer care at Community Cancer Center South.”

Attendees heard from Community South Region President Tony Lennen, VP of Oncology Services Myra Fouts and Dr. Darrel Ross, a radiation oncologist who will be practicing at the new cancer center. continue reading ...


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