Breast Cancer Care

The Region’s Most Advanced Breast Care

When you need the highest level of breast cancer care, you’ll find it right here at Methodist Hospitals.

Comfort and compassion are paired with the latest technology, treatments and research. Individualized care is delivered by a team of breast health specialists whose overriding goal is to expedite diagnosis and facilitate treatment decisions. Our overriding goal – and passion – is to provide the best possible treatment and outcome for you.

Surgical Services

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, including surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists, is supported by a staff of healthcare professionals experienced in delivering cancer care.

Radiation Oncology

Methodist’s Radiation Oncology Center offers a full range of radiation therapy modalities, including External Beam Radiation, Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and Brachytherapy.

Medical Oncology

Methodist Hospitals’ medical staff includes experienced medical oncologists trained at top tier institutions such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Rush, University of Chicago and the University of Illinois.

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

The Breast Care Center’s board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon brings the expertise to restore the natural look and feel of the breast.

Team Approach

In our case review process, a multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses reaches consensus recommendations for cancer care based on national practice guidelines. All breast cancer cases are reviewed twice a month.


NAPBC
 
Methodist is the FIRST hospital in NWI to be accredited by the
American College of Surgeon’s National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.


Cancer Support Group

An information and support session about healthy eating, activity, stress management and coping during & after cancer treatment.

Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, Oncology Institute Resource Library
200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-757-7212

Genetics Clinic

Identify your potential health risks in order to make informed decisions about your genetic health. The clinic also helps identify your genetic results, and provides support throughout the process.

Southlake Campus, Pavilion B, Oncology Institute
200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-757-7212

Lymphedema Clinic

Patients with lymphedema of the upper extremities can learn proper skin care, diet and exercises, massage and other compression techniques.

Southlake Campus, Pavilion D
303 East 89th Ave, Merrillville, IN 46410
By appointment: 219-738-3500

Cancer Patients’ Exercise Class

This class is for patients in active cancer treatment and is led by an ACSM Exercise Physiologist. Activities include range of motion, stretching, weight bearing and Theraband exercise – all while standing or seated, as well as walking in the room or in place. Classes are forming.  Southlake Campus, Cancer Resource Center, Pavilion B, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville. For information, call 219-757-7212.

Cancer Patients’ Yoga Class

This class is specifically designed for people living with cancer and is taught by a Certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Hatha Yoga is the preferred yoga practice for cancer patients. It focuses on easy movement and body postures, meditation and brAZZeathing. Classes meet every other Thursday. Southlake Campus, Cancer Resource Center, Pavilion B, 200 E. 89th Ave, Merrillville. For information, call 219-757-7212.


Methodist Hospitals Oncology Program

Southlake Campus:  Pavilion B, 200 East 89th Drive, MerrillvilleIN 46410  •  219-757-7212