When a patient’s physician or surgeon suspects cancer, the patient is referred to his or her local oncologist at one of the six partner hospital sites. Highly trained professionals work with the patient and family to develop a personalized care plan, in close coordination with the patient’s primary care physician.
In most cases, the patient’s ongoing evaluations and treatments, including chemotherapy, will be provided back home at the patient’s local medical center. When radiation therapy is prescribed, that service will be provided under the supervision of a radiation oncologist at the Radiation Therapy Center of Western Wisconsin in New Richmond, using the newest technology available anywhere in the world.
Radiation treatment directs specific doses of high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Highly trained experts carefully plan this type of cancer treatment based on the specific needs of each patient, using advanced imagery of the areas of the body affected by cancer.