cancer

Nurse Sara picked for honor by patient

[KSTP-TV, May 2, 2017] Sara Honsa is a nurse in United Hospital‘s cancer unit who made a lasting impression on one of her patients, enough so that the patient nominated her for an honor from KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live program. KSTP-TV surprised Nurse Sara at work with her patient to recognize her.

Cancer survivors fold thousands of origami cranes to spread hope

[KMSP Fox 9, April 27, 2017] They’re part cancer survivors, part artists. Each month, a group of women all somehow touched by cancer meet at the Piper Building at Abbot Northwestern Hospital for a program called Cranes of Hope. Each month, cancer survivors, health care providers, and others impacted by cancer gather to create pocket-sized […]

New guideline for prostate cancer screening

[KARE 11, April 11, 2017] An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test’s potential benefits and harms with their doctors and make decisions based on their own “values and preferences.” KARE […]

Gov. Dayton’s surgery shines spotlight on prostate cancer

[WCCO Radio, Feb. 11, 2017] Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has announced he will have surgery to treat his case of prostate cancer. United Hospital urologist and prostate cancer specialist, Dr. Peter Sershon, talk with WCCO Radio about prostate cancer and how it can be treated and managed.

Cancer deaths are dropping

[KARE 11, Feb. 1, 2017] There’s good news on the cancer front. The number of deaths due to cancer are dropping. Everything from less smoking to better cancer fighting medication are to thank. Dr. Michaela Tsai, an oncologist with Allina Health’s Piper Breast Center talked with KARE 11 News about advances in cancer treatments.

Gov. Dayton’s prostate cancer outlook good says United Hospital urologist

[KMSP Fox 9, Jan. 24, 2017] A day after collapsing during a speech, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced he’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer. United Hospital urological surgeon, Dr. Peter Sershon, says that since it’s been caught early, his prospects for beating this cancer are good. Dr. Sershon was also interviewed by KARE 11, WCCO-TV […]

Occupational therapy can help ease symptoms of ‘chemo brain’

[MinnPost, December 23, 2016] Living through cancer treatment is hard enough — so the foggy feelings of cognitive dysfunction commonly known as “chemo brain” that sometimes accompany cancer therapies can feel like insult added to injury. Along with her clinical partners, Mary Vining Radomski, PhD, OTR/L, senior scientific adviser at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, wanted […]

When should men get tested for prostate cancer?

[WCCO-TV, October 4, 2016] Actor Ben Stiller’s announcement that he was tested and found to have prostate cancer at age 48 has reopened the debate about when, or even if, men should get a PSA test for prostate cancer. Dr. Pete Sershon, a urologic surgeon at Allina’s United Hospital talked with WCCO News about this […]

For men only: Prostate cancer screening

[KARE-TV, September 30, 2016] It’s good to know if you have cancer, especially when it’s in the early stages. With prostate cancer, that doesn’t always mean you need to treat it. Peter Sershon, M.D., urologist with Metro Urology and United Hospital, encourages men to start prostate cancer screening at age 50.

Debunking breast cancer myths

[KARE 11, August 4, 2016] There’s so much information about the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it that it can be hard to decipher fact from fiction! Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist with the Piper Breast Center at Abbott Northwestern, talked with KARE 11 News at 4 to dispel some […]