Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer utilizing:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Hormone therapy

Chemotherapy is the use of a drug or combination of drugs that destroy rapidly dividing cells.

Immunotherapy uses drugs that use your own immune system to fight cancer cells.

Targeted therapy uses drugs that act on specific molecular targets that are associated with cancer. Regular chemotherapy acts on all cells, normal and cancerous.

Hormonal therapy can be given orally or by IV.  This therapy binds to receptors on the surface or inside cells to activate or inhibit various pathways responsible for cellular activity. This decreases hormonal activity which causes some tumors to shrink.

Initial Consultation

New cancer patients will be seen within 24 hours of requesting an appointment.

Your initial visit to Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology will be a consult with one of our experienced oncologists.  It is beneficial for you to bring a family member or friend with you to this appointment. Whether you’ve already received a cancer diagnosis or need to learn more about a possible cancer diagnosis, we are here for you.  Our team of compassionate physicians will collaborate to decide different avenues of treatment for your particular type of cancer and your individual needs. Your oncologist may seek other means to determine and access your course of treatment through further diagnostic testing such as imaging, labs, pathology and/or surgery.  You will also be provided with a variety of resources to help educate you and your family.

Medical Oncology Treatment

Your treatment can be administered in a variety of different methods.  Most common are intravenous (IV) or oral.  Each visit can vary in length based on a variety of factors. Based on years of experience with cancer research and clinical trials, your doctor will determine the best regimen for you. At FVHO, our physicians pride themselves on staying current with advancements that are happening daily in the medical oncology field.

Your Oncology Team

A variety of staff members will be by your side throughout your treatment.  From the moment you walk through the door, your medical care team is here to treat you with compassionate, superior care.  The FVHO practice is Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certified, which demonstrates our commitment to quality and safety providing you with the most optimal cancer care.

Our experienced team of oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists and technicians are here for you and your family every step of the way.  We are proud to be serving Northeastern Wisconsin since 1990.

Oncology Treatment Areas

Every FVHO location has the capability to administer IV treatment or injections, making it convenient for you and your family.  All our locations have comfortable infusion recliners available for patients with additional seating for family members and friends.


Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer utilizing chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.

Radiation therapy uses high energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA, while avoiding your healthy surrounding tissue.


The goal of our Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology’s Accredited Diagnostic Center is to offer a wide variety of diagnostic exams to better serve those affected by cancer, as well as non-cancer conditions, all in one facility.


The clinical laboratory staff at FVHO performs test on blood and other clinical specimens in order to obtain information about the health of a patient as pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Fox Valley Family Pharmacy are full-service specialty pharmacies in the Appleton and Oshkosh FVHO locations, offering a full variety of common medications and services, but specializing in oncology therapy.

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses including, but not limited to, cancer. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

Patient navigation in cancer care refers to individualized assistance offered to our patients, families, and caregivers. Navigators help to overcome health care system barriers and facilitate timely access to quality medical and psychosocial treatment from diagnosis through all phases of your cancer care.

One of the many benefits of care at FVHO is providing patients dietary and nutritional services by our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists. As a part of your treatment plan, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists provide medical nutrition therapy to improve patient’s tolerance of treatment throughout the continuum of cancer care.

Happy Heads is a specialized salon that caters to individuals who struggle with the effects of hair loss due to cancer treatments. Betsy Rachubinski, our licensed cosmologist and wig specialist offers services that help restore a sense of identity so clients are able to carry on with confidence.

A clinical trial is a research study designed to evaluate potential new treatment options by testing the safety and effectiveness of new or modified cancer drugs, new drug doses, unique approaches to surgery or radiation therapy and varied combinations of treatments.

Health and Wellness Family Care, located inside the FVHO Health and Wellness Center, is a family practice clinic that provides care to pediatric through geriatric patients. The goal of the practice is to provide the highest quality of well-rounded patient care.