Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. Their stories inspire family members, friends and others who marvel at the courage and spirit they exhibit during trying times.
To effectively deal with a cancer diagnosis, most people draw upon a wide range of personal characteristics - tenacity to battle the disease, hope and optimism to maintain a positive outlook and courage to face the difficult challenges that cancer might present.
The best treatment plan is determined by a range of factors — available specialists, proximity to a care center, research protocols, up-to-the-minute technology and support services.
Throughout the Northwoods and Wisconsin River Valley, Ministry Health Care provides a range of choices to help a person diagnosed with cancer receive the treatment and support needed to manage their condition. Treatment options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy (medicine) and surgery — in addition to specialty procedures such as daVinci robot-assisted surgery for treatment of prostate and uterine cancer, and Gamma Knife radiosurgery, a non-invasive treatment for patients with deep brain tumors and abnormal blood vessels in the brain.