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Cancer Treatments

Cancer Treatments

There are many ways to treat cancer. Our specialists will study your specific case and work with you to come up with a plan that fits your needs. Their expert recommendations may include one or more proven cancer treatments.

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Chemotherapy and infusion therapy

Chemotherapy can be given orally as a pill or delivered directly into your bloodstream through an IV (infusion therapy). The cancer treatment targets cancer cells throughout your body.

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Hormone therapy

Some cancers thrive on certain hormones. Hormone therapy blocks or lowers the levels of these hormones in your body, which can cause the cancer cells to die or stop growing.

Radiation oncology

Radiation oncology stops or slows the growth of cancer with high-energy X-rays. The advanced technology targets specific cancer locations in the body. Accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR) since 2002, Gundersen meets the highest level of quality and radiation safety.

Clinical trials

Gundersen offers more than 100 clinical trials at any given time. It’s possible that your cancer care team may recommend you participate in one. Clinical trials have benefits and risks, which your providers will help you consider so you can make the best cancer treatment choices for you.


Immunotherapy, sometimes called biotherapy or biologic therapy, uses your body’s immune system to treat cancer. It can encourage your immune system to work harder, or it can give you man-made immune system proteins. Immunotherapy treats some cancers better than others. It may be an option if you have bladder cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer or certain other cancers.

Interventional oncology

Interventional oncology is a minimally invasive method for treating solid tumors almost anywhere in the body. Because no large incisions are made, most interventional oncology procedures are faster, less risky and require shorter hospital stays than traditional open surgery.

Surgical oncology

Depending on the type of cancer and its location, surgery may be part of your cancer treatment plan. Surgery can be used to remove cancer, locate cancer, see if cancer has spread or relieve side effects. Different surgical techniques may be used. These include open surgery, minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery.

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Please contact your primary care provider for a referral before making an appointment.

We offer cancer care close to home.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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