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Most cancers are detected through medical imaging. Imaging can be used for cancer screening (as with a mammogram), or as a follow-up when a primary care physician or surgeon detects an abnormality. Our radiologists use computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) to take a closer look at areas of concern.

When your physician detects an abnormality, he or she may order a biopsy to obtain a tissue sample. At this point, a pathologist determines if a mass is cancerous. After a surgeon removes all or part of the mass, the pathologist helps stage, or determine how advanced the cancer is, by studying the size of the mass.

Cancer Imaging

Imaging Services

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Ultrasound
  • Sentinel lymph node mapping
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • 64-Slice Computed tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Cancer Screenings

We offers cancer screenings throughout the year. Check with your physician for a screening schedule that is most appropriate for you. Screenings for diseases such as breast cancer, cervical cancer, colon and rectal cancers, and skin cancer can be scheduled through your physician at a time convenient for you.

Wisconsin Well Woman Program (WWWP)

WWWP provides preventive health screening services to women with little or no health insurance coverage. Well Woman pays for mammograms, Pap tests, cervical cancer screenings and certain other health screenings. The program is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Division of Public Health, and is available throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Exciting New Technology

Froedtert & MCW health network will partner with Legion Healthcare Partners to provide proton therapy for cancer patients. Proton therapy supports refined dosing strategies to increase effectiveness and decrease side effects. It is not currently available in Wisconsin.

“Proton therapy supports our ongoing commitment to developing and offering world-class, innovative cancer care to all of the patients in the diverse communities we serve,” said Christopher Schultz, MD, FACR, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Clinical Cancer Center on the Froedtert Hospital Campus.

The Froedtert & MCW Cancer Network is a 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for patient experience, reaching the 95th percentile among Press Ganey clients nationally. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Cancer Network has been recognized with this honor. Our cancer patients continue to rate us highly: More than 93% say they would recommend us.

Cancer and the COVID-19 Vaccine

There is currently no data that suggests current or former cancer patients should avoid getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Cancer can weaken your immune system, so we recommend that most patients get the vaccine as soon as possible. 

Virtual Visits Are Available

Safe and convenient virtual visits by video let you get the care you need via a mobile device, tablet or computer wherever you are. We’ll gather your medical records for you and get our experts’ input so we can offer treatment options without an in-person visit. To schedule a virtual visit, call 1-866-680-0505.

Cancer Clinical Trials

Providing you with the most up-to-date cancer treatment options.