Ascension St. Elizabeth's Cancer Center, Care Close to Home
You have cancer. We know the diagnosis of cancer is a life-changing event. Our commitment to you and your family is personalized care, the highest-quality outcomes, and an exceptional patient experience focused on your unique needs. As a Catholic health system, our ministry is an enduring sign of healthcare rooted in our belief that every person is a treasure, every life a sacred gift, every human being a unity of body, mind and spirit. The Ascension St. Elizabeth Cancer Center offers care in locations in both Appleton and Oshkosh.
Expert Cancer Care Team
We provide an interdisciplinary approach to care in an environment conducive to healing. Our care team is comprised of surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists with extensive experience in state-of-the-art cancer treatment for all types of cancers. Our partnership with Green Bay Oncology, allows us to bring together a comprehensive team.
Other members of the team include registered nurses, cancer nurse navigators, genetic counselors, cancer rehab specialists, social workers, dietitians, chaplains and palliative care clinicians. We offer the latest in technology, which means you don’t have to travel to Milwaukee or Madison to receive the highest quality of care. No need to worry about being away from home; everything you need from our expert care team is right here in the community you live in.
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that utilizes radiation to treating cancer. Radiation therapy and brachytherapy treatments use precisely targeted and regulated doses of high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, is delivered using high-energy x-rays delivered from a machine called a linear accelerator. Brachytherapy is delivered using very small radioactive sources implanted internally to precisely deliver radiation within the cancer. The radiation causes some cancer cells to die immediately after treatment, but most die because the radiation damages the cells so they can no longer divide and the cancer cannot continue to grow.
The Radiation Oncology services at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital and Michael D. Wachtel Cancer Center offer some of the most sophisticated and diverse radiotherapy delivery equipment and technology on the market today. We employ state-of-the-art linear accelerators equipped with integrated digital imaging (image guidance) for better targeting of tumors and with more precision. We provide a wide variety of radiotherapy delivery methods and options greatly improving our ability to safely and accurately customize the radiation treatment to the patient.
You can’t plan for cancer, but you can plan on comprehensive and compassionate care at Ascesion St. Elizabeth Cancer Center. We are in this fight with you, striving to provide you with the highest level of health and wellness possible. We intend to make your experience one that is healing as rooted in our belief that every person is a treasure, every life a scared gift, every human being a unity of body, mind and spirit