Construction is underway in the cancer center at Mayo Health System in La Crosse.
A $4.9 million expansion project will be ongoing through next summer.
Rachel Bishop, nursing director at the cancer center, said the project will help them treat more patients.
“Over the past several years our patient numbers have doubled,” she said, adding that the 3,900-square foot expansion means patients can stay local, instead of having to drive to Rochester, Minn., for treatment.
“Very important that they be close to the people that support them,” she said.