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Cancer Center

Patient Resources

Prostate Health at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

We have more than 250 members - physicians and scientists – involved in more than 200 clinical trials, giving their patients access to the most innovative diagnosis and treatment protocols available. Our investigators publish roughly 200 scientific papers annually in major medical journals

Affiliated Hospitals

Cancer Center physicians provide services to patients at several affiliated hospitals including the following:

Adult patients are treated at the Froedtert & The Medical College Clinical Cancer Center at Froedtert Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226 - (866) 680-0505

Children are treated at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53201 - (414) 266-2000 or toll-free: (877) 266-8989.

Military veterans are treated at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53295 - 1 (800) 469-6614

Beyond Being a Patient

Center for Health Communities and Research

For information on community education programs visit the Center for Healthy Communities and Research website.

MCW Libraries

Medical College of Wisconsin Library, located on the third floor of the Medical College Health Research Center, the library is open to the public during the academic year Monday through Thursday. View library hours. During holidays and summer, the hours are shortened. To check out material you can purchase a library card for $35 a year. Reference desk: (414) 955-8302.

The Froedtert and Dynacare Community Health Resource Center (CHRC), a joint program with the Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, offers a wealth of informational resources for patients and their families. The CHRC is located on the second floor of the Froedtert & Medical College East Clinics building and is staffed by Medical College librarians.

  • Resources available within the CHRC include:
  • Computer stations with Internet access
  • Medical books and periodicals
  • Videotapes on relevant healthcare topics
  • Video viewing room

The CHRC is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. For more information, call the CHRC at (414) 805-4311.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Library
Monday through Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Located at 9000 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226. (414) 266-2340.

Information about Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, the Cancer Center's largest single donor.

Cancer Resources

National web based resources describing diagnosis and treatment options of cancer:

Support Groups

Information, education, and encouragement are offered in free support groups that are open to the public. For more information, call (414) 805-3055 or the contact number listed under each group. Please call to confirm time, date, and location.

Brain Tumor
Contact: Celeste, (414) 805-2629

Breast Cancer
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis - ABCD, is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1999 and based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Head and Neck Cancer
This support group is for any patient who has had cancer of the head and neck. Spouses and family members are welcome.

Meets the first Tuesday of every month. Cancer Center Conference Room, Froedtert Hospital East, 3rd Floor, 11:00 am-12:00 pm.

Prostate Cancer
Contact Maria (414) 456-6978 or mpigsley@mcw.edu.

The chapter meets the first Thursday of the even numbered months (Feb., April, Aug., Oct., and Dec.) at 5:30-7:00 pm at Froedtert Hospital, West Side 1st Floor, Helfaer Conference Rooms A & B. Attendance is free to everyone. We have a GREAT group of men that have had a variety of treatments and have been survivors for a varying number of years. Many of our members have expressed that they "appreciate the camaraderie to help relieve apprehension and not feel so alone."

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society provides facts about cancer, and offers programs.

Nutritional Counseling Service

Diet is an important part of fighting cancer. The Froedtert & The Medical College Cancer Center enjoys the services of a full-time registered dietitian to assist patients with their nutritional needs. For more information, call (414) 805-4489.

Small Stones: A one-stop health resource center

Small Stones provides answers to your most challenging health questions. It is staffed exclusively by nurse educators and offers a wide range of informational resources. Small Stones will help you better understand and improve your health. Check out the extensive array of books, audio/video tapes, yoga and exercise accessories, beauty and bath items, journals, new mom gifts, aromatherapy oils and other great ideas.

Small Stones is located at 17145 W. Bluemound Rd., adjoining the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops Brookfield store in the V. Richards Plaza. Small Stones is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 am-9:00 pm, Saturday 9:30 am-5:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

Visit the Small Stones website or call (262) 797-2485.

Small Stones is sponsored by Froedtert Hospital the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Transportation and Housing

The Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center suggests the following resources for housing arrangements and transportation for patients and family members.

  • Many area hotels and motels offer discounted rates to Cancer Center patients. For more information see the Lodging Resource Guide.
     
  • Kathy's House, 600 N. 103 St., Milwaukee, WI 53226, is located about a mile from our affiliated hospitals, is an independent hospitality house where out-of-town patients, family members, and caregivers can stay overnight. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. The lodging is comfortable, offering 18 private bedrooms with baths. (414) 453-8290 or mail@kathys-house.org.

Public Transportation
The Cancer Center is served by three Milwaukee Transit System bus routes, #10, #67 and #31. Travel time from Downtown Milwaukee is about a half hour. For rider information, call (414) 344-6711.