Our Cancer Center in Lafayette brings everything together – experience, equipment, proven techniques and a skilled staff – and makes it convenient. You can trust us to provide the very latest technologies and cancer therapies in a caring environment.
Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses beams of energy (delivered by a linear accelerator) to damage the DNA of tumor cells so they stop growing and spreading. The radiation oncology services offered at Faith, Hope and Love are directed by our board-certified radiation oncologists.
Faith Hope and Love treats patients with advanced technology for image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Doctors at the center utilize the powerful Trilogy linear accelerator and imaging system from Varian Medical Systems, which make it possible to deliver a wide range of ultra-precise treatments with great speed. Faith Hope and Love Cancer Center was among the first in Indiana to deploy this new technology.
"This state-of-the-art system makes it possible for us to treat patients with the most advanced radiotherapy techniques, using the most clinically efficient processes in the world. It provides us with more versatility and precision than we’ve ever had, for customizing treatments according to the specifics of each patient’s case." - Kazumi Chino, MD, Radiation Oncologist at Faith, Hope and Love Cancer Center
Medical Oncology / Hematology
Medical oncology involves the use of chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy to treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Alone or in combination with other treatments, medical oncology uses anti-cancer drugs to kill cancer cells anywhere in the body. Chemotherapy, the most common form of medical oncology, is administered intravenously (IV), in pill form, by injection or one of several other methods.
Because cancer cells travel in the bloodstream, Hematology, which deals with blood disorders including leukemia and Hodgkin’s may be part of your treatment plan.
The medical oncology services offered at Franciscan Health Lafayette East are directed by our board-certified medical oncologists and hematologists. They are assisted by an experienced team of registered oncology nurses and licensed practical nurses on site.
Surgery is often the first option for treating cancer. Franciscan Health - Lafayette East offers convenient, state-of-the-art surgical services. Our expert surgical team includes general surgeons and physician specialists, experienced surgical nurses and technologists. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to help lessen your discomfort and recovery time.
Mammography uses a safe, low-dose form of radiation to identify abnormalities in the breast long before they are noticeable by a self examination. Digital screening and diagnostic mammograms, MRIs and ultrasounds are all available through the Breast Center to help in the fight against breast cancer.
Imaging services assist in the diagnosis of cancer and enable us to follow the progress of your treatment.