Cancer Treatment Center
Beyond its spacious, comfortable interior, the Cancer Treatment Center at Norton King's Daughters' Health provides our physicians, nurses, and therapists the advanced tools and technology they need to deliver world-class cancer care. Following national guidelines, cancer patients at King's Daughters' Health receive the same care as patients who visit larger cities. Our program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Colon Cancer Awareness Month
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. We encourage patients to have a discussion with their personal care provider about an appropriate colon cancer screening.
- Colon cancer screenings are recommended for all men and women age 45 or older, regardless of family history. This guideline has changed; it used to be recommended for those age 50-over at average risk.
- If you have a family history of colon cancer, you may need to begin screenings earlier.
- A colonoscopy remains the best option for early detection of colon cancer and pre-cancerous polyps.
- Talk with your provider about screening options, including home-testing kits.
- In many cases, early-stage colon cancer does not produce symptoms; do not wait for symptoms to talk to your provider.
- If you need help finding a primary care provider, call our New Patient Line: 812.801.8995.
It’s common for cancer patients to have a lot of questions. Patient navigators: Candace Sigmon, Certified Oncology Nurse (OCN), and Julie Wehner, Office Coordinator provide support, counseling and guidance throughout the cancer care process. Ask for a Patient Navigator when calling 812.801.0603.
Norton Cancer Institute
The Norton KDH Cancer Treatment Center is part of the Norton Cancer Institute, which provides physician care and program support for cancer treatment in Madison, Indiana.
Shawn Glisson, MD, FACP, cares for patients at the KDH Cancer Treatment Center in Madison.
The Norton KDH Cancer Center provides local cancer patients access to a variety of research activities and protocols —reducing the stress of travel for both the patient and the patient's family.
Comprehensive Care - Medical and Radiation Oncology
Cancer care is personal and designed specifically to meet the individual needs of each patient. We provide medical oncology - including chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy. Eligible patients may even qualify for national trials through the Norton Cancer Institute.
We also provide a radiation oncology, including advanced therapies that can reduce the number of necessary treatments. Parag Sevak, MD, Radiation Oncologist, develops specific treatment plans that most effectively target cancer cells while preserving healthy tissue. Radiation therapists at Norton KDH use that latest tools and techniques to deliver exceptional care.
American Cancer Society member
The Norton King's Daughters' Health Cancer Treatment Center is a five-star member of the American Cancer Society, which provides additional information and support to cancer patients and their families. We also partner with the American Cancer Society to promote cancer awareness and support. Events include the local Relay For Life and Cancer Survivors Day programs.