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Gundersen Lutheran Health System

Annual Case Load

At Gundersen Health System, you’ll experience coordinated care from multiple specialists who review your case as a team to develop a customized treatment plan. We have cancer providers who specialize in treating specific tumor sites, assuring you an exceptional level of care. Our comprehensive cancer support services ensure we don’t just treat the cancer; we treat the whole person whether it’s adult or pediatric cancer patients. Specialists in the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders are committed to education, clinical research and cancer prevention. We offer the same leading-edge care as other major cancer centers across the country. We are: The only Radiation Oncology department in the region accredited by the American College of Radiology, Accredited by the Commission on Cancer since 1964, A member of WiNCORP, a group that has been awarded a $12.5 million grant to expand clinical cancer research through 2019, which means patients have more access to the latest and best treatments.

Contact Info

Center For Cancer & Blood Disorders
1910 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601-9980
United States


Phone (608) 782-7300
www.gundersenhealth.org





Commission on Cancer

Available Services

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Radiation Oncology Services
  • Systemic Therapy Services
  • Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients
  • Psychosocial and Supportive Services
  • Support Groups
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Education Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Screening and Early Detection Programs
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • Nutrition Services
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Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography for Mammography
  • Fluorescence Bronchoscopy (by referral)
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography Scan (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan (PET)
  • Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) (by referral)
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) (by referral)
  • Echocardiography
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy

Radiation Oncology Services

  • Brachytherapy - High Dose Rate (HDR)
  • Electron Beam
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy - Low Dose Rate (LDR)
  • Computerized Treatment Planning
  • HDR Radiation Therapy System

Systemic Therapy Services

  • Infusion Center with Chemotherapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (by referral)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Stem Cell Transplant (by referral)
  • TheraSphere/SIR-Sphere
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients

  • Patient library
  • Brochures/Pamphlets
  • Internet Access
  • Research Coordinator/Nurse
  • Other

Psychosocial and Supportive Services

  • Caregiver and Family Counseling
  • Case Management and/or Patient Navigation
  • Child Life Program
  • Community Resource Coordination (e.g. transportation, financial resources)
  • Hospice
  • Lodging Assistance
  • Patient Resource Center or Library
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pet Therapy
  • Psycho-Education to Enhance Coping Skills
  • Adjustment to Illness Counseling
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Art Therapy (by referral)
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessment
  • Complementary Medicine Program
  • Facilitation of Patient/Family, Provider Communication
  • Fertility Counseling (by referral)
  • Home Care Program (by referral)
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Consult
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Music Therapy (by referral)
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Pain and Palliative Care Program
  • Sexuality Counseling
  • Support and Education Related to Parenting through Cancer
  • Survivorship Program
  • Wellness Program

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group
  • Family/Children Support Group
  • General Cancer Support Group
  • Loss/Bereavement Support Group
  • Young Adult Support Group (by referral)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group
  • Transplant Support Group (by referral)
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Support Group
  • Other Site-Specific Support Group (by referral)

Rehabilitation Services

  • Lymphedema Program
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Prosthetic Services (by referral)
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Stomal Services/Wound Care Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Lifestyle and Weight Management Programs
  • Massage Therapy

Surgical Procedures

  • Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration (by referral)
  • Limb Perfusion (by referral)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (by referral)
  • Robotic Assisted Procedures
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (by referral)
  • Cryosurgery
  • Microwave Ablation
  • Catheter based Partial Breast Irradiation (ex: Mammosite)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education Programs

  • Breast
  • Cervix
  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • General Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Nutritional Dietary Education Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Program
  • Exercise Program
  • Weight Control Program

Screening and Early Detection Programs

  • Mammography
  • Pap Test
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Oral Exam
  • PSA Blood Test
  • Skin Exam
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Reduced Cost Mammography
  • Testes Exam
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer
  • Reduced Cost Cervical Cancer Testing
  • Cervical Cancer Testing
  • Liquid-based Pap Test
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy)
  • Double-Contrast Barium Enema
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test
  • Stool DNA (by referral)
  • Prostate Screening
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Thyroid Exam
  • Lymph Node Exam
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Human Papilloma Virus Test
  • Low-dose
  • Spiral CT Scan

American Cancer Society Services

  • Transportation Services
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Hope Lodge (by referral)
  • I Can Cope (by referral)
  • Lodging Services
  • Look Good... Feel Better
  • Patient Navigator Program
  • Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer (by referral)
  • Road to Recovery

Nutrition Services

  • Screenings or assessments for nutrition-related concerns
  • Nutritional counseling and education