Recognized Nationally, Trusted Locally.
The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital
The level of commitment to our patients is reflected by the recent accreditation awarded to us by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Taylor Regional is this area's ONLY cancer program certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Thanks to The Cancer Center's team of healthcare professionals and medical staff, patients can be diagnosed, treated, and even receive follow-up care without ever having to travel outside the community.
Treating the total patient is the highest priority at The Cancer Center. Cancer Care is about helping people heal through medical treatment and support services.
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells, stop them from spreading and/or relieve pain or other symptoms caused by cancer. Chemotherapy can also be used to shrink a tumor before other treatments such as surgery or radiation therapy.
Radiation Oncologists specialize in treating all types of cancer using high energy rays or beams of radiation aimed directly at the tumor. These beams are produced by a machine called a linear accelerator. The linear accelerator is linked through a computer network to allow physicians and technologists to provide the most effective and accurate treatment. Radiation Therapy at The Cancer Center is provided by Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology.
For more information, please visit www.trro-ky.com/
With access to knowledgeable oncologists, The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital may refer you for participation in a clinical trial. A clinical trial offers the latest advances in cancer care.
Helping Patients Heal
Cancer Care is about helping people heal through medical treatment and support services. The Cancer Center offers these support services:
• The Campbellsville/Taylor County Chapter of Make Today Count Support Group meets at 6:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Hospital Meeting Room. (The only exceptions are the month of Relay for Life when we do not meet and the months of November/December are combined and we meet the first week of December only). This support group is composed of newly diagnosed cancer patients and survivors.
• Patients can make an appointment to visit the Cancer Resource Room for assistance with wigs and discrete breast prosthetic fittings courtesy of the American Cancer Society. The Resource Room has an abundance of printed materials.
• Community education on topics such as the early detection of breast cancer designed to inform businesses and civic organizations of the importance of cancer prevention.
• Registered dietitians assist patients with maintaining nutritional diets and proper meal and medication schedules.
• The Business Office can provide patients with information on financial assistance and referrals for other services.
• A hospital chaplain can offer spiritual support to patients and their families throughout cancer treatment.
• Transportation is available through the Taylor Regional Hospital Van Service.
• Drug Assistance Program
Dr. Zewdu Lissanu, Director of Medical Oncology
, is a full time medical oncologist. He is available Monday through Friday at The Cancer Center and on Thursday afternoons in the Lebanon, Kentucky office. Dr. Lissanu is Board Certified in medical oncology. He specializes in blood disorders and the management of different cancers. He was trained at Georgetown University, with a Fellowship in Hematology/Oncology. He has been in practice since 1995 and had a private practice in Somerset, Kentucky prior to coming to Campbellsville.
Dr. Peter Hardin
serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiation oncology. Before coming to Campbellsville, he held positions at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. His expertise is in breast, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck as well as prostate cancer.
The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital is located at 125 Greenbriar Drive in Campbellsville, Kentucky, directly behind Taylor Regional Hospital.
83 miles - Bluegrass Parkway to exit #42/Hwy. 555, turning left at end of exit ramp. Hwy. 555 runs straight into Hwy. 55 South. Follow Hwy. 55 South through Lebanon and into Campbellsville. Turn right on Hwy. 289. Turn right on Greenbriar Drive. The Cancer Center is on the right.
85 miles - I-65 South to Elizabethtown - take exit #91/Hwy. 61/Lincoln Parkway. Follow for 15 miles, but do NOT turn right on Hwy. 61 in Hodgenville - continue on Hwy. 1618 to Hwy. 210. Turn right and follow 30 miles to Campbellsville. Turn left on Hwy. 68/55. Turn left on Hwy. 289. Turn right on Greenbriar Drive. The Cancer Center is on the right.
64 miles - Cumberland Parkway to exit #49/Hwy. 55 North through Columbia and into Campbellsville. Turn right on Hwy. 68/55. Turn left on Hwy. 289. Turn right on Greenbriar Drive. The Cancer Center is on the right.
From Bowling Green:
90 miles - I-65 North to exit #43/Cumberland Parkway. Take exit #49/Hwy. 55 North through Columbia and into Campbellsville. Turn right on Hwy. 68/55/ Turn left on Hwy. 289. Turn right on Greenbriar Drive. The Cancer Center is on the right.
The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital
125 Greenbriar Drive
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Medical Oncology: (270) 789-9999, Option #1/Fax: (270) 789-0247
Radiation Oncology: (270) 789-9999, Option #2/Fax: (270) 789-0247
Questions may be directed to:
Sherri Angel, RN, OCN, Director of Medical Oncology Services
Tim Herber, Administrator, Taylor Regional Radiation Oncology