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Agnesian HealthCare Cancer Care Services brings cancer care closer to cancer patients. With offices in Fond du Lac, Ripon, and Waupun, there is no need to travel far to get the most advanced technology and treatment.
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What’s behind that radiation door?

Written by: Filip Troicki, MD If you have ever visited the Agnesian Cancer Center, you may have asked yourself: “What’s behind that radiation door?” If you never had the opportunity to visit the Agnesian Cancer Center, I’m referring to the milky door in the radiation department behind which patients disappear and then re-appear a few […]

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Five things to consider before using e-cigarettes

Five questions and answers to review before using or recommending the use of e-cigarettes. What is the quality control process during manufacturing of the devices, liquid nicotine and non-nicotine juice? Currently there are no federal regulations on how the devices and liquids are manufactured, mixed, stored or distributed. Contents vary widely and don’t always match the ingredients or amounts listed on […]

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May is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Head and neck cancer occurs anywhere in the lips, mouth, nasal cavity, sinuses or throat. In Wisconsin, about 11.3 people per 100,000 people will develop head and neck cancer each year. Common symptoms of head and neck cancer can be a lump or sore that does not go away, bleeding, white or red patches in […]

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May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Finding skin cancer early is important. Check your skin regularly and know your moles. If you have a spot that concerns you or is changing in appearance, have a doctor exam you. The ABCDs of skin cancer can help you identify any unusual spots that should be evaluated by a doctor. The ABCDs of skin […]

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Cancer Survivorship

According to a recent study by the American Cancer Society, more than 1.5 million Americans have survived cancer since 1991. Overall, more people are living through and surviving cancer. As the number of survivors increase, so does the need for ongoing care and surveillance. A new standard instituted by the Commission on Cancer for all […]

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Preventing Cancer

Although many cancers are spontaneous and may not be associated with any specific lifestyle behaviors, there are some cancers that can be prevented by healthy behaviors.  Current studies are reaffirming the American Cancer Society prevention guidelines.  Below are some simple steps to help reduce your cancer risk: Limit or avoid alcohol Add more plant based […]

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Melanoma on the rise in Fond du Lac and Wisconsin

Over the past five years, melanoma skin cancer rates have increased in both Fond du Lac County and Wisconsin. According to SEER data, the national incidence rate for melanoma is 19.7 people per 100,000 people. The melanoma rate in Fond du Lac County is 29.9 people per 100,000 people, well over the national average.  From […]

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So What’s the Difference?

Radiologist to radiation oncologist to medical oncologist Often times we hear the names of specialty physicians in conversations and it can become very confusing. Without understanding the differences between all the different “ologist’s,” their titles are often misunderstood and when used inappropriately can really change the context of the conversation. So, here is the 101 on cancer […]

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New Genetic Test Helps Identify Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Researchers are developing a new genetic test that will one day help physicians identify men with prostate cancer that are at high risk for reoccurrence or metastatic spread of their disease. About 30 to 50 percent of prostate cancers are aggressive and may be undertreated leading to their prostate cancer popping up again in the […]

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Cell phones and brain tumors: are they related?

Over the years, there have been conflicting studies on whether or not cell phones cause brain tumors.  New research once again finds that long-term cell phone use is associated with increased risk for some types of brain tumors. The latest study published in Pathophysiology on October 28 revealed that brain tumor risk increases with the […]

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