Cancer is personal, so is the way we treat it

At Ascension Wisconsin, we take a compassionate, personalized approach to cancer care, so you get the care you need.

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Compassionate cancer care, close to home

The Ascension Wisconsin cancer teams are beside you from diagnosis through recovery. Our experienced specialists provide innovative therapies and participate in national clinical trials. We work with you to deliver a care plan that’s right for you and your type and stage of cancer. We deliver advanced care for many types of cancer, including: 

  • Blood cancer 
  • Breast cancer 
  • Colon cancer 
  • Gynecological cancer 
  • Lung cancer 
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Ascension Wisconsin Cancer Care is the national recipient of the Association of Community Cancer Centers Innovation Award and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer as an Integrated Network Cancer Program. Our southeast Wisconsin Cancer Centers have also been recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. 

Helping detect cancer early

Getting regular screenings may help find cancer early. There may be more options for treatment too. We offer convenient diagnostic imaging tests, including low-dose CT lung scans, mammograms, colonoscopies and many other preventative health screenings.

In your 20s: Women should begin getting regular PAP exams and clinical breast exams.

In your 30s: Women should continue getting regular clinical breast exams. They should begin getting HPV tests in addition to PAP exams.

In your 40s: Women should begin getting regular mammograms, in addition to HPV tests and PAP exams. At age 45, both men and women should start talking with their doctor about colorectal cancer screenings.

50 and older: Women should continue getting regular mammograms, colorectal cancer screenings, HPV tests and PAP exams or as recommended by their doctor. Men should continue getting regular colorectal cancer screenings and start prostate screenings. Men and women who have smoked cigarettes within the last 15 years should talk with their doctor about an annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer. Older individuals should consult with their doctor about other screening tests.

We make staying up-to-date on routine screenings as convenient as possible with extended hours and locations across Wisconsin. Ask your doctor about the cancer screenings that are right for you. Be sure to check with your insurance provider so that you are informed regarding your coverage for screening and preventive care services.

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Get a second opinion at Ascension Wisconsin

There’s a lot to think about when you’re dealing with a cancer diagnosis and deciding on a treatment plan. If you’re looking for help with a second opinion, Ascension Wisconsin is here for you. Our care team is here to help match you with the right specialist. Getting a second opinion not only provides more information about your condition, but it may also help you feel more confident in the doctor and the care plan you choose.

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Being diagnosed with cancer can leave you with a lot of questions and uncertainty. Patient navigators are here to help guide you and answer your questions. Your cancer care team will include experienced surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologists, palliative care specialists, dietitians, rehabilitation specialists and financial advocates. Together, we work with you to create a personalized care plan that's right for you and your type of cancer.

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Benefits of our cancer care approach

Our cancer program provides the latest treatment while still being convenient, compassionate, and all about you. When you choose the cancer care teams at Ascension Wisconsin, you get doctors who involve you in making decisions and an entire team that is with you throughout your cancer care journey.

Genetic testing and counseling: With counseling and personalized testing we can help you and your family better understand your risk for hereditary cancers and develop a personalized plan to help screen for cancer.

Clinical trials: Research studies and clinical trials can give patients the opportunity to receive advanced treatments. Our doctors lead medical research studies and participate in 
cancer clinical trials. Information about a clinical trial is available from your doctor and our clinical trial coordinators.

Compassionate medical oncology: We work together to deliver drug therapies, including chemo and immunotherapy, that are right for you. We have convenient locations, close to home.

Experienced surgical teams: Advanced surgical techniques, including minimally invasive robotic surgery, to remove the cancer while saving healthy tissue.

Precision radiation therapy: Innovative care technologies and experienced radiation oncologists help in the precise delivery of radiation therapy. 

Personalized medicine: We create care plans that are fitted to your genetic makeup. This means that all medical decisions and treatments are created to fit your specific needs, instead of taking a one-treatment-fits-all approach.

Cancer rehabilitation programs: Therapy and cancer wellness programs after surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to help build strength and cope with fatigue.

Support programs: We focus on caring for the whole person. We provide nutrition education, counseling and spiritual care for a more complete approach to cancer care.

Financial advocate program: Financial advocates are here for you, to help you throughout your cancer journey. We assess benefits and insurance coverage so you can focus on your treatment and recovery. In addition, we help find financial resources to offset out-of-pocket expenses when possible. 

Patient Navigators: Patient navigators partner with you and your family to provide personalized support. They're here to help you coordinate care, answer questions and provide education. They can also connect you and your family with additional supportive care resources and services if needed.

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Changing the way we provide care
Ascension is changing the way we provide care, but with the same compassionate care you've come to expect. 

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Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care means safe care. At Ascension Wisconsin, we are committed to keeping you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, clinics and facilities. We have strict safety precautions in place — such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.