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Oncology Services

Oncology Services

High Quality Cancer Care in Daviess, Martin, Pike, Knox & Green Counties

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, it is normal to feel uncertain about the future and overwhelmed by the numerous tests, medications, and procedure required for your treatment. This is not something you need to go through alone, and the compassionate oncology team of Daviess Community Hospital can provide you with high quality cancer care from our convenient, close-to-home location in Washington, Indiana.

At DCH, oncologist, Dr. Thomas Waits and our team of trained oncology nurses go above and beyond to provide our patients with everything they need to stay positive. They are by your side every step of the way with powerful cancer-fighting drugs and innovative medications that reduce side effects like nausea, infection, and fatigue.

If you would like to learn more about our oncology services or schedule an appointment, call us today at 812-254-8855.

Cancer Patient Navigator

A Cancer Patient Navigator acts as a personal guide educator, liaison and advocate for the newly diagnosed cancer patient and their family. The navigator works with patients and families to help them at many points along the health care continuum. This may include education on the specific disease, insurance questions, finding physicians, explaining the treatment and care options available, and much more. There are many resources outside the hospital that can act as useful additions to your cancer treatment, and your navigator can guide you to them.

To contact our Cancer Patient Navigator, Sharon Mead, RN, please call 812.254.2760 ext. 1426

Support Groups for Patients and Families

Families Facing Cancer meets once a month is a support group for you, someone in your family, or even someone close to you that is struggling with cancer in some capacity. There is no charge to attend or to be involved. We invite anyone interested to participate whether you yourself have been diagnosed or need help coping with a loved one’s diagnosis.

The group is informal and strives to help families:

  • Find new solutions
  • Obtain relief and understanding
  • Gather strength

Concerns may be openly shared and ideas for coping exchanged. Some topics covered include:

  • Sharing the Diagnosis
  • Sharing Feelings
  • Coping with the Family
  • Living Each Day
  • Financial Needs
  • Pain Control
  • Access to Home Care, Hospice, etc.

A Medical Social Worker and Oncology Nurses facilitate the group. Guest speakers are also be invited to attend.

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in Daviess Community Hospital’s Education Center Room 2. Everyone is welcome and refreshments are served.

If you have questions or would like to register for the group, please phone 812-254-8892.