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Construction underway at Mayo cancer center expansion

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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.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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