Our goal at Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin is to offer you and your family complete support throughout your cancer journey.

On this page, you can access several of the tools and resources you may need along the way. If you or your caregivers have any questions or additional needs, please reach out to your nurse navigator or call us at 715-243-2800.

A Guide for Patients

The Complete Cancer Care Guide

The Cancer Care Guide provides expert knowledge, tips and recommendations to help you navigate all stages of your cancer survivor experience. It is given to all patients at the start of their cancer treatment and is a valuable tool and resource.

Tips for using this care guide

To find the information most relevant to you, use the index or see the list of topics. In this care guide, you’ll find information about:

Your diagnosis and our approach to your care.

  • Your different treatment options.
  • Support and education resources available during and after treatment.
  • Common side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Also included are blank pages to write questions for your care team and notes about your cancer experience. We hope the information you find in this guide provides comfort and hope. Ask questions and discuss any concerns you might have with us at any time. We’re here to support you in living a life of health and wellness as a cancer survivor.

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A Guide for Caregivers

How to help care for someone who is sick

The American Cancer Society Caregiver Resource Guide is a tool for people who are caring for someone with cancer. It can help you: learn how to care for yourself as a caregiver, better understand what your loved one is going through, develop skills for coping and caring, and take steps to help protect your health and well-being.

View Caregiver Guide

Online Resources

The following websites offer trustworthy and accurate resources and information to help you along your journey information about cancer.

HealthPartners Online Health Library

American Cancer Society

Types of cancer, patient services, treatment options and decision tools

  • Finding a clinical trial or treatment center
  • Information about children with cancer and living with cancer
  • How to find resources, including support groups, in your community
  • Cancer statistics
  • Information about the National Cancer Survivorship Resource Center
  • Information also is available in other languages (primarily Spanish)

Cancer.net (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

  • Navigating cancer care
  • Coping with cancer
  • Research and advocacy
  • Survivorship


  • Managing side effects of chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy drug information
  • Eating well during chemotherapy
  • What to expect before and after chemotherapy


  • Information about cancer
  • Types of cancer tests
  • Prevention and risk factors
  • Treatment and therapies
  • Links to online medical resources, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies and select health organizations.
  • Information also is available in other languages (primarily Spanish)

National Cancer Institute

  • Types of cancer and treatment options
  • Physician Data Query (PDQ) database of cancer treatment summaries, screening, prevention, supportive care and ongoing clinical trials
  • Dictionary of cancer terms
  • Genetics, causes, risk factors and prevention
  • Coping and support resources
  • Help lines via phone, live online chat and email
  • Information also is available in Spanish

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

  • Fact sheets about herbs, botanicals and dietary and herbal supplements
  • Mind-body medicine
  • Safety and effectiveness of complementary and alternative treatments and therapies
  • Video, image and audio resources
  • Tips for finding a complementary-health practitioner
  • Research and clinical trials results Information also is available in Spanish

National Institutes of Health

  • Links to medical information, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions
  • Health and wellness resources
  • Toll-free phone health information lines listed by health condition


  • Resources on cancer prevention and treatment maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
  • Nutrition and cancer
  • Side effects of cancer treatment
  • Common chemotherapy agents
  • Social and psychological support and coping suggestions

Other Resources

Survivorship Tools & Support Learn More
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