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Cancer in Crown Point

At the Franciscan St. Anthony Health – Crown Point Burrell Cancer Center, we bring together proven technology and advanced expertise to diagnose and treat cancer in a state-of-the-art facility. Our clinical excellence is complemented by another important component: compassionate cancer care.

Named in memory of cancer patient Bill Burrell, the cancer treatment center is committed to providing hope and quality of life to our patients. Our ultimate goal is to achieve the best possible outcomes while treating our patients and their family members with dignity and respect. Since the opening of the Burrell Cancer Center, thousands of people have sought our cancer services – receiving diagnoses and treatment by our interdisciplinary teams, making us a leader in cancer care.

What is Cancer?

The definition of cancer, according the American Cancer Society, is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancer starts when the growth of cells in the body is out of control and cells divide too quickly. It can also occur when cells forget how to die.

Cancer cells can travel through the blood and lymph vessels to organs throughout the body forming malignant tumors. The most common cancers in men are prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. In women, common cancers include breast cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer. In the United States, about half of all men and one-third of all women will develop cancer sometime during the life.

You can reduce your cancer risk by eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, limiting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking or using tobacco, and reducing sun exposure. Cancer screenings may help catch cancer at its early stages when they are most treatable.


Online Tools​

Our online Cancer Center provides in-depth information on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer patients – including health news; an extensive online library detailing types of cancer; care guides; and a check-up tool to help you know when to schedule your exams.​

Cancer Hotline​

The Burrell Cancer Center at Franciscan St. Anthony – Crown Point offers a "Cancer Hotline" as a free community service.

While the hotline does not offer any medical diagnosis, it is intended to answer basic questions about cancer-related issues and services.  Referrals to staff physicians or other appropriate sources are also available. An on-hand registered nurse will take questions. Voicemail messages will be returned promptly.

Contact the Burrell Cancer Center Cancer Hotline, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., at (219) 757-6008. 


Burrell Cancer Center

1201 South Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
PH: (219) 757-6407
Radiation Oncology
(219) 757-6285
Franciscan St. Anthony Health is accredited by the Commission on Cancer. 
Accredited Cancer Treatment Center

The Burrell Cancer Center’s programs are accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, which awarded the center the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Cancer Care.




Cancer Services


The Burrell Cancer Center is equipped with sophisticated medical equipment to treat a wide spectrum of cancers, as well as to monitor and manage pain.

  • Diagnostic center with modern medical technology to detect all types of cancer.
  • A full range of treatment services such as radiation therapy, lymphedema services, outpatient infusion therapy, chemotherapy and blood transfusion.
  • The Burrell Cancer Screening Program offers comprehensive cancer screening services at low cost.
  • Comprehensive outpatient and inpatient surgical services.
  • A dedicated unit for oncology, including a family room with kitchenette and other amenities for loved ones.
  • Support services such as counseling, motivation and spiritual care.

Radiation Oncology

The Burrell Cancer Center offers patients the latest weapons in the fight against cancer at our Radiation Oncology Center. At the focus of this cancer treatment center is the Trilogy Linear Accelerator, which underscores the center’s commitment to providing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive treatment with pinpoint accuracy.

Hospital Care

When an inpatient stay is required for surgery or during critical phases of cancer treatment, the Burrell Cancer Center’s oncology unit provides tender care. Caregivers in our inpatient unit have highly specialized skills to see patient through cancer treatment and the compassion to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

Detecting cancer early is a top priority.

Cancer Screening Program

We know that early detection of cancer saves lives. In fact, cancer survival rates have increased dramatically in recent years because of early detection. That’s why our cancer treatment center established Northwest Indiana’s first comprehensive cancer screening program. The program provides a personal risk assessment, prevention education and screenings. The low-cost screenings – availability determined by American Cancer Society guidelines – include breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal, testicular, head and neck, and skin.

Patient Navigation

Our patient navigation program can help you:

  • Obtain information on valuable resources available throughout the course of your treatment.
  • Improve your access to health services and information.
  • Enhance your health care experience.
  • Help to make sure you know when and where to go for your appointments.
  • Make the delivery of your care more efficient.
  • Facilitate interaction and communication with health care staff and providers.

Informational meetings about our Patient Navigation program are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Call (219) 757-6407 or (219) 757-6008 for more information about dates, times and meeting locations or to simply learn more about the program.