Cancer & Blood Disorders

People in the La Crosse area don’t have to travel far for the latest and best treatment for cancer and blood disorders. Every year, thousands of patients turn to Gundersen’s Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders for screening, testing, diagnosis, and cancer treatment. The same options in major metropolitan areas are offered right here in our community's first and best-equipped facility.

Specialists in the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders are committed to education, clinical research and cancer prevention. They provide cutting edge diagnosis and treatments for:

For more than 30 years, Gundersen radiation oncologists have stopped or slowed cancer with state-of-the-art technology. These innovations offer patients many advantages including:

  • Better cancer detection
  • More targeted treatment
  • Greater protection for healthy tissue
  • Reduced treatment time
  • Quicker recovery time
  • Hope for once inoperable cancers
  • Generally less physically taxing treatments for patients

Patients have access to investigational treatments available at major medical centers throughout the United States. Every year, some of the most promising clinical trials are offered right at Gundersen. It gives patients more options to treat their disease.

Depending on each cancer’s location and stage, there are many options for cancer treatments including:

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • MammoSite™ partial breast radiation therapy
  • Respiratory Gating for left-sided breast cancer to miss the heart
  • Prostate Brachytherapy - Radioactive Seed Implants
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • High Dose Rate brachytherapy (HDR)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Respiratory Gating for lung cancer
  • External beam radiation
  • 3D conformal radiation

Radiation Oncology and Hematology/Oncology are departments of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

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