Agnesian Cancer Center
480 E. Division Street
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Rebecca Lentscher, APNP, oncology nurse practitioner, works one-on-one with patients at the Agnesian Cancer Center through its Living Beyond Cancer survivorship program. Lentscher meets with individually with patients to provide them with a customized summary of scheduled cancer treatments, recommendations for follow-up care based on cancer diagnosis and treatments, personalized questionnaire to address specific needs or concerns, and discussion of lifestyle recommendations and modifications.
Each patient’s illness or injury has a unique history or “story”. In obtaining an accurate history, I believe it is important to be an attentive, patient listener. Along with a good history, performing a careful physical examination remains foundational to the practice of medicine. Attention to detail is therefore of critical importance.
Lisa Michels, APNP, nurse practitioner and genetics specialist, works collaboratively with the Agnesian Cancer Care team helping patients effectively manage symptoms associated with their cancer treatments. She also works with Agnesian HealthCare surgeons and radiologists to identify individuals at increased risk for breast and other cancers. Her passion is in early detection and prevention of cancer, as well as monitoring the status of cancer survivors.
Dr. Tolay specializes in both, hematology –the study of blood disorders, and medical oncology – the study of cancers. Dr. Tolay has an expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of several blood diseases such as anemia, hemophilia and sickle-cell disease as well as cancers of blood and solid organs, most notably leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
"It's important that I listen to my patients to understand their emotional needs, as well as their medical needs. This way, I can connect with my patients to ensure we are addressing what matters to them the most."
After evaluating the patient, reviewing tests and talking with the patient’s other cancer physicians, the radiation oncologist prescribes a treatment plan for the patient. Throughout the treatment, the radiation oncologist monitors the patient’s condition to maintain high-quality care. The radiation oncologist also works to identify and treat any side effects from the treatments. “My goal is to provide compassionate care 100 percent of the time,” says Dr. Troicki. “I believe that compassion helps me develop the best possible care plan for patients.” In addition to English, Dr.
I first became interested in oncology after my grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer. I will never forget the cold dark evening when my grandfather had a resection of his colon cancer. My father and I waited for hours for his surgeon to come out of surgery. When the surgeon arrived in the waiting area, my father and I had numerous questions but many went unanswered. The uncertainty of not knowing prognosis and treatment options made my father and I quite anxious.