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Cancer Care

When you hear that you have cancer, your life changes instantly. You want the best care possible—answers to your questions, the latest medical technology, most experienced specialists and proven treatment programs. At Gundersen Health System, you can breathe easier knowing we are a Commission on Cancer accredited program with outcomes comparing with the best cancer centers in the nation. Here, you'll experience coordinated care from multiple specialists who review your case as a team to develop a customized treatment plan to fit your precise needs.

Our cancer providers specialize in treating specific cancer sites in the body, assuring you an exceptional level of care, close to home. COMPASS, our comprehensive cancer support services and survivorship program, also ensures we don't just treat your cancer—we care for all of you, from the moment of your diagnosis to beyond your cancer treatment experience.

Common cancers we diagnose and treat

Other cancers we diagnose and treat

Below is a list of some of the cancers that we treat, though we treat all types of cancer. Contact us to start your cancer care at Gundersen.

How we care for our patients

Evidence demonstrates that better outcomes, both short term and long term, are achieved when cancer is treated with an integrative approach that engages both the physical and the mind-body aspects of healing. This means that when you're diagnosed and treated for cancer at Gundersen, our professional team joins you and your family on a journey through physical and emotional highs and lows.

Integrative care at Gundersen has two layers, combining conventional cancer treatments and supportive therapies delivered by a collaborative team of clinicians. Conventional treatments are used to attack the disease itself. At the same time, evidence-informed therapies help combat cancer-related side effects.

Treating your cancer

To treat your cancer, you will experience coordinated care from multiple specialists who review your case as a team to develop a customized treatment plan grounded in the latest evidence-based medicine. Depending on your needs and treatment preferences, your plan may include one or more of the following:

What you need to know about your care

Keeping track of what you need to know for your various appointments can be overwhelming. The following videos will help you understand what to expect as a patient at the Gundersen Cancer Center.

Treating you

For times when you need more than just the best medicine, we've created our COMPASS program, a complementary network of support staff, therapies, networks and resources. This comprehensive program ensures that we treat more than just your cancer—we care for all of you, whether you're an adult or pediatric cancer patient.

When you choose Gundersen for your cancer care, you become part of our extended family. All of your care (with few exceptions) happens in our Cancer Center, and because our cancer specialists work in close proximity with one another we are able to maximize our team approach to provide exceptional care with the best possible outcome.

Having all of your cancer care close to home also means that your support system can remain by your side every step of the way, helping you focus on your recovery by saving you time, energy, money and resources.

View our accomplishments

Our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders offers the same leading-edge care as other major cancer centers across the country. Don't just take our word for it.

We are:

  • The only radiation oncology department in the region accredited by the American College of Radiology.
  • Accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and have been since 1964.
  • A member of WiNCORP, a group that has been awarded a $12.5 million grant to expand clinical cancer research through 2019. This agreement has led to a rising number of clinical trials offered at Gundersen, which means patients have more access to the latest and best treatments.

The Gundersen Radiation Oncology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology. The Gundersen Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1964.

See what else we've been up to

For more on our record of success, check out our performance data.

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

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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