Radiation Oncology Patient Care
Radiation therapy is the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of malignant tumors or cancers. Radiation can be administered in several different ways, the most common being through high energy x-rays.
A tumor is a growth or swelling on the surface of or inside the body. Tumors may be benign or malignant. Most benign tumors need only simple treatment which may include radiation therapy.
Malignant tumors can grow out of control and may spread within the body. They must be treated promptly to prevent further growth. Radiation therapy kills the cells of the tumor by preventing the from reproducing. The growth of the tumor can be slowed and in many cases completely stopped. Depending on the type of cancer, radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with surgery, or drugs (chemotherapy).
Clinical Research Studies
If you are interested in learning more about clinical research studies available through the Department of Radiation Oncology, please call (414) 805-4377. For more information on clinical trials offered through the Froedtert and Medical College Clinical Cancer Center, call (414) 805-3666 or (800) 272-3666.
MCW Radiation Oncology physicians see patients at the following facilities – Froedtert Hospital, Community Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital West Bend, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Care
Community Memorial Hospital
N180 N8085 Town Hall Rd.
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Drexel Town Square
7901 S. 6th St.
Oak Creek, WI 53154
Kraemer Cancer Center
St. Joseph’s Hospital
3200 Pleasant Valley Rd.
West Bend, WI 53095
Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee)
5000 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53295