cancer

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 […]

Busting breast cancer myths

[KMSP Fox 9, July 25, 2016] Do antiperspirants cause breast cancer? Do underwire bras cause breast cancer? Do smaller chested women have a lower risk of breast cancer? There’s so much information about breast cancer, its prevention and causes, it can be hard to decipher truth from fiction. Dr. Lisa Schneider, from Allina’s Piper Breast […]

Allina Health physician says don’t rely on sunscreen

[KMSP-TV, May 18, 2016] We know we need to protect our skin from sun exposure. Dr. Sanober Amin, an Allina Health dermatologist, says there are better ways than sunscreen.