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Monday, April 13, 2009

St. Francis Hospital opens new clinic for lung cancer patients

INDIANAPOLIS – The Lung Cancer Center at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers is now seeing patients in a new multidisciplinary clinic.

The Lung Clinic allows patients to be evaluated in one visit by physicians in specialties such as pulmonology, thoracic surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. These physicians also will consult with radiologists and pathologists to evaluate imaging exams, biopsies and surgical pathology reports.

“The goal of the lung clinic is to provide an easily accessible and streamlined avenue for evaluating patients with suspicious exam results or symptoms and, if necessary, develop a concise treatment plan for patients diagnosed with lung cancer,” said Kent Brumbaugh, executive director of St. Francis Cancer Care Services.

The clinic, located at the St. Francis Cancer Center at 8111 South Emerson Ave., is open each Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for scheduled appointments.

Nurse navigator Cheryl Streeval, R.N., will coordinate patients’ schedules and consult with physicians to develop treatment plans. Patients and families seen in the clinic will be an important part of developing an individual plan of care during their visit.

For scheduling information, contact Streeval at 317-782-7005, or via e-mail at