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Cancer Centers

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

8111 South Emerson Avenue
Suite 101
Indianapolis, IN 46237-8601
(317) 528-1420

Office Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Franciscan Health Cancer Center Mooresville, Mooresville, IN

1201 Hadley Road, Suite 105
Mooresville, IN 46158
(317) 834-5900

Patient Stories

Patient Stories


Jim was diagnosed with leukemia at Franciscan Health. Driving to Indianapolis daily for four weeks was a challenge for him. 
Franciscan Health and Putnam County Hospital partnered together to see Jim through his cancer treatments, allowing Jim to have access to treatment and care needs close to home.

Watch Jim's story.

Ruby & Friends

Friends come together in unique circumstances, but the bond they share is for life. Watch Ruby, Donna, Georgia and Connie's story of how their cancer brought them together at the Franciscan Health Columbus office.

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Don't put it off. Watch Leroy's story to learn the early warning signs of colon cancer and how Franciscan Health Cancer Center treated him conveniently in his home town of Columbus. 

Watch Leroy's story.


"Franciscan Health was literally a life saver for me." Learn more about Don's cancer journey at Franciscan Health Cancer Center and the convenience of receiving treatment at the Columbus office. 

Watch Don's story.


Nancy, a grandmother of seven, has seen loved ones through their cancer journeys.
When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Nancy sought cancer treatment at Franciscan Health Mooresville, which provided the same access to cancer care of the Indianapolis cancer center but closer to home, including radiation therapy, access to the breast cancer nurse navigator, multidisciplinary clinic and other treatments.

Watch her story.

Moving Beyond Cancer

Moving Beyond was a program that taught me to never give up on myself. They walked with me through cancer and met me where I was at. They helped me to get back into life, exercising and eating healthy. Now I look at things with a new perspective and often think, "What can't I do, nothing can stop me now."

Watch her story.


"I want you to pull over. You have leukemia." So began Carol's story with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She sought treatment for leukemia at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis, one of Indiana's two bone and marrow transplant centers. Today, Carol is more than seven years out on her cancer journey. "My cancer journey has been blessed by my affiliation with Franciscan Health."

Watch Carol's story.

Life Has A Way Of Surprising You With Unexpected Things

During the process of losing weight, John discovered a lump in his throat. 

Watch John's story.


Cancer is scary. Sometimes even your doctor can be scary, but not at Franciscan Health. I learned that they are just people too and people who care.

Watch Ray's story.


An important conversation with her primary care doctor about her family history of cancer encouraged Rhonda to see a cancer genetic counselor. Genetic testing determined she was BRCA-2 positive, which led to additional testing that detected an early stage breast cancer. With the support of her team of experts at Franciscan Health Cancer Center in Indianapolis, Rhonda is back on a path to wellness and spending time with her family.

Watch her story.


Charlie was worried about his future when he was diagnosed with leukemia. But today, he looks forward to spending time with his family thanks to the blood and marrow transplant experts at Franciscan Health Cancer Center.

The physicians at Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation, located at our Indianapolis hospital, pioneered Indiana’s first transplant program for blood cancers. This groundbreaking work is being carried on today at Franciscan Health Cancer Center in Indianapolis, one of two cancer treatment centers for blood cancers in Indiana. 

Watch Charlie's story.


The partnership between Franciscan Health Cancer Center and Rush Memorial Hospital provided David the best of both worlds - access to multidisciplinary specialists, like the Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplant Program in Indianapolis, with the option of receiving chemotherapy at Rush Memorial Hospital close to home.

Watch David's story


After treatment for colorectal cancer at Franciscan Health Cancer Center, Jayme shares her story and how the future looks a lot brighter for her and her class of 7th grade students.

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"The couple who radiates together, stays together.”

Watch her story.

Getting Screened

Over 90 percent of colorectal cancer can be prevented with a colonoscopy by detecting and removing polyps before they become cancer. However, a colonoscopy is not something people want to talk about, let alone experience. In this video, several patients share their personal experiences with colonoscopy, addressing common myths and fears people have about the procedure. And why everyone should be screened.

Watch their stories.

Cancer Programs

Cancer Programs

Breast Cancer Treatment

Breast cancer can be a complex disease. We use a multidisciplinary team approach to manage care so that every patient receives a personalized, coordinated and compassionate treatment plan that includes experts across many specialties.

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Women & Lung Cancer: Know the Facts

Breast cancer isn't the leading cause of cancer death - lung cancer is. In Indiana, 3800 adults die each year as a result of lung cancer.

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Blood & Marrow Transplantation

The Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program pioneered the first transplant program for blood cancer in Indiana and has performed several hundred transplants for patients with leukemia, Hodgkin’s or non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and many other malignancies and blood disorders.

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Cancer Care in Columbus

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Lung Cancer Program

The management of patients with suspected or known lung cancer is complex. Our team approach ensures that every patient benefits from a personalized, coordinated and compassionate treatment plan that includes experts across many specialties. Combined with leading-edge research and innovative technology, our program is designed to deliver comprehensive care management and maximize overall quality of life for patients as well as families.

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Cancer Survivorship Program

Cancer survivors have ongoing long-term effects from their cancer treatments. The cancer survivorship program at Franciscan Health Cancer Center helps patients have access to genetic counseling and genetic testing, screening to psychosocial distress, survivorship care plans, recommendations for ongoing cancer followup and screenings, nurse navigators and other resources. 

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Melanoma Care

Boomer TV takes a look at skin cancer and melanoma, and follows Carey through treatment of stage 3 melanoma at Franciscan Health Indianapolis.

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Lung Scan

If you, or someone close to you, is a smoker or former smoker, the best chance of beating lung cancer is finding it early when there are more treatment options and a greater chance of a cure. That is why Franciscan  Health offers lung CT screenings. The screening is simple and offered at multiple locations in Indiana and Illinois.

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Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Luke P. Akard, MD Bone Marrow Transplant

Luke P. Akard, MD

Specialties: Bone Marrow Transplant

Location: Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Michael J. Dugan, MD Bone Marrow Transplant

Michael J. Dugan, MD

Specialties: Bone Marrow Transplant

Location: Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

John R. Edwards, MD Bone Marrow Transplant

John R. Edwards, MD

Specialties: Bone Marrow Transplant

Location: Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Anand Tandra, MD Bone Marrow Transplant

Anand Tandra, MD

Specialties: Bone Marrow Transplant

Location: Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Radiation Oncologists

Thomas C. Dugan, MD Radiation Oncology

Thomas C. Dugan, MD

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Location: Cancer Care Group, P.C.

Michael S. Eaton, MD Radiation Oncology

Michael S. Eaton, MD

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Location: Cancer Care Group, P.C.

Peter G. Garrett, MD Radiation Oncology

Peter G. Garrett, MD

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Location: Cancer Care Group, P.C.

Valeri Goutsouliak, MD, MS Radiation Oncology

Valeri Goutsouliak, MD, MS

Specialties: Radiation Oncology

Location: Cancer Care Group, P.C.

Interventional Pulmonology

Faisal A. Khan, MD Pulmonary Medicine

Faisal A. Khan, MD

Specialties: Pulmonary Medicine

Location: Center for Respiratory & Sleep Medicine


Daniel B. Salvas, MD Urology

Daniel B. Salvas, MD

Specialties: Urology

Location: Urology of Indiana

C William Schwab, MD Urology

C William Schwab, MD

Specialties: Urology

Location: Urology of Indiana

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