Hundreds of ways to beat your cancer
Aurora Cancer Care, housed in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, provides you with a leading cancer center combined with the resources of a major hospital system.
Aurora BayCare is part of the Aurora Health system. No other health system in Wisconsin diagnoses more cancer patients than we do. See us for accurate diagnosis, advanced treatment options, and comprehensive compassionate cancer care.
The following is just a partial list of the cancer treatments we provide:
Brachytherapy (Internal Radiation)
Brachytherapy involves placing radiation directly inside the body, close to the cancer cells. You can get a higher dose of radiation in a shorter time than with external radiation.
Chemotherapy is a drug designed to kill cancer cells. We offer a full range of chemotherapy, including some advanced therapies and investigational agents.
Consultative Tumor Boards
Multiple tumor boards tumor boards meet each week, providing cancer specialists an opportunity to review challenging cases with their peers and develop coordinated treatment plans.
Immunotherapy uses the body’s natural defense system to fight cancer.
SBRT – Stereotactic Body Radiosurgery
A precise, noninvasive, short course of therapy that offers an alternative to surgery for some patients.
Gamma Knife radiosurgery offers new options for patients who were previously considered inoperable due to the location of their tumor, their age or medical condition.
Anti-hormone therapy uses synthetic hormones to prevent cancer cells from getting the hormones they need to grow.
Also known as Novocure, NovoTTF is a treatment for solid neurologic tumors. The therapy slows tumor growth by creating an artificial electric field within a tumor.
Prostate Seed Implantation
A type of low dose brachytherapy, prostate seed implantation places radiation inside the body, close to the cancer cells.
Radiation Therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells. We have Northeast Wisconsin’s only Varian TrueBeam radiation system, providing you with faster, more precise cancer treatment and an easier recovery. For breast cancer patients, we also offer the new intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) technology which allows us to deliver a high dose of radiation, during surgery, directly to the tumor site.
Radiosurgery offers highly targeted radiation as an alternative to open surgery or conventional radiation.
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) allows us to deliver a high dose of radiation during surgery, directly to the tumor site. We’re using this technology in new and innovative ways to treat patients with breast cancer.
Robotic-Assisted cancer surgery uses computer technology to assist the surgeon in removing cancer cells in a precise manner, preserving the surrounding healthy tissues.
SpaceOAR is a new spacing device used to protect men with prostate cancer from the side effects of radiation treatment. Aurora BayCare is home to the first Wisconsin oncologist certified to use this cutting-edge hydrogel.