Your Risk Of Cancer

Pediatric cancer patient

Visit our online Cancer Center to take an assessment that recommends personalized ways for you to reduce your risk of cancer.

Then, learn what routine checkups can help people of your age and sex detect cancer early.

Take The Assessment

2018 Public Report On Cancer

Learn more about what the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center is doing to accomplish their mission of providing quality Cancer Care.

Read The Report

Cancer Care Team

Fighting cancer is easier when you get help from a multidisciplinary team of health-care professionals. That’s why Owensboro Health gives you access to a broad range of cancer specialists dedicated to your success.

Your Oncology Team Members

Your doctors meet regularly at tumor conferences to evaluate your condition and use their combined expertise to develop an informed treatment plan tailored to you. They’re part of a team that may include:

  • Medical Oncologist – Specializes in chemotherapy, biotherapy and other cancer medications
  • Radiation Oncologist – Treats cancer with radiation therapy
  • Cancer Surgeon – Removes tumors and performs biopsies
  • Pathologist – Assesses whether a sample of your tissue contains cancer cells
  • Plastic Surgeon – Helps restore your physical appearance after cancer treatment, especially mastectomy
  • Clinical Pharmacist – Explains your medications and helps you manage them
  • Oncology Certified Nurses – Care for you before, during and after treatment
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Manages swelling that may result from cancer or cancer treatment
  • Genetic Counselor – Helps you and your family understand your inherited risk of cancer, coordinate genetic testing and determine what screenings and preventive techniques would benefit you 
  • Physical Therapist – Assists you in gaining strength, energy and mobility during or after treatment
  • Registered Dietitian – Guides you in choosing nutritious, easy-to-eat foods
  • Speech-Language Therapist – Teaches you how to communicate and swallow better, especially after cancer affecting your mouth or neck

Case Managers & Patient Navigators

Coordinate your cancer care with guidance from Owensboro Health’s case managers and patient navigators.                             

A case manager helps you identify and fulfill all your health care-related needs, such as:

  • Obtaining home medical supplies
  • Getting referrals to complementary services, including financial counseling and support groups
  • Working with your insurance company
  • A patient navigator simplifies your cancer care journey by:
  • Helping you and your family understand your diagnosis and treatment options
  • Facilitating communication with your care providers
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Connecting you with community resources

If you’re diagnosed with breast cancer or lung cancer, you’ll work with a patient navigator who specializes in your condition. No matter what type of cancer you have, you’ll see a case manager and may request a navigator’s assistance.

Contact Us

Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center - 270-688-3600 or toll-free at 800-947-7102

Radiation Oncology - 270-688-3600

Hematology & Oncology - 270-688-3445

Oncology Patient Navigators - 270-688-3691 or 270-688-1946 or 270-688-3657

Outpatient Infusion - 270-688-3630

Medical Oncology (Inpatient) - 270-417-2800

Cancer Screening - 877-888-6647

Lung Cancer Screening Program - 270-688-3691 or 270-688-1946

Clinical Trials - 270-688-1938

Oncology Education - 270-688-3619

Director of Cancer Services - 270-688-3640

Cancer Registry - 270-688-3636

You Can

Joan Hayden and her husband

Cancer often doesn’t show symptoms in its initial stages. That’s why you may benefit from screenings that help detect the disease early—when treatment works best.

Schedule your screening by calling 877-888-6647 (toll-free).

Get Cancer Care at Owensboro Health.

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