Community Oncology Center - Kokomo

Community Oncology Center - Kokomo

3500 S Lafountain Street
Kokomo, IN 46902

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A Department of Community Howard Regional Health

The Community Oncology Center in Kokomo is located on the main campus of Community Howard Regional Health. Our onsite oncologists provide each patient with a personalized cancer treatment plan and work closely with the surgeons and your primary care physicians.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, or are concerned about symptoms of cancer recurrence, call 765-776-3500 to make an appointment in Kokomo.

About

Affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®

Community Howard Regional Health's main hospital facility and oncologists are affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The affiliation brings higher quality cancer care to the local Kokomo community.

Outcomes

As an accredited program of the Commission on Cancer (CoC), we publicly share reports on our oncology patient outcomes and performance. View our most recent results.

Cancer Care Team

At Community Oncology Center Kokomo, we have a team approach and you'll have access to many resources close to home. Our board-certified oncologists, along with our expert clinical staff, focus on chemotherapy medical treatments and radiation therapy. 

Meet the Cancer Physicians

Navigators: With you from the start

We strive to help every patient navigate the cancer journey. It starts when you meet our oncologists and nurse navigator, Diana Beals, RN, OCN. Diana acts as an advocate and guide for newly diagnosed cancer patients, making sure all your questions are answered and that you get all the information you need to make informed choices about your treatment plan.

Meet the Navigators

The physicians and navigator are joined by nurse practitioner Cathy Simms, FNP-C, AOCNP. Cathy's area of expertise includes helping patients manage pain along with our social worker, chaplain and Behavioral Health Center staff.

Treatment Options

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are more than 100 different types of cancer. At Community Oncology Center Kokomo, we treat all types of adult cancer including head and neck, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. Our physicians and clinical staff are experts in treating cancer with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Medical Oncology

All of our oncology nurses are OCN certified and have vast experience delivering medical oncology treatments (chemotherapy) in our infusion area. Our physicians are also hematologists who treat non-cancerous blood disorders with infusion services such as transfusions or antibiotic therapy.

Radiation Oncology

Some cancer treatments call for radiation therapy. Under the direction of Dr. Tracy Price, the radiation oncology staff includes a radiation therapy nurse, physicist, dosimetrist, and several radiation therapists. Community Oncology Center Kokomo offers advanced, multi-modality radiation treatments:

  • External beam radiation therapy aims high-energy rays at the cancer and the immediate surrounding areas to destroy the main tumor and any nearby cancer cells.

  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a type of 3-dimensional radiation therapy in which beams of radiation of different intensities are aimed at the tumor from many angles using information from a 4-D CT scan. This treatment reduces the damage to healthy tissue near the tumor.

  • Image guided radiation therapy is an advanced imaging technology allows for precise treatment delivery through its capability to accurately focus the radiation on the target, making the radiation therapy more accurate, causing less damage to the surrounding healthy tissue.

Imaging

The Oncology Center also works closely with Community Howard imaging services to coordinate mammograms and other imaging services for our patients.

Support Services
  • Centralized registration desk for medical oncology, radiation oncology and support services.
  • Laboratory onsite.
  • Nutrition counseling by registered dietitians.
  • Social worker to help reduce stresses of financial assistance and home care.
  • Genetic testing and counseling available.
  • QuitSmart, a nationally-recognized smoking cessation program
  • Transportation service to and from appointments coordinated with American Cancer Society Road to Recovery volunteers.

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