cancer

Your diet can affect chances of getting cancer

[WCCO Radio, June 7, 2019] Your diet may have more impact on your cancer risk than you might think, a new study has found. An estimated 80,110 new cancer cases among adults 20 and older in the United States in 2015 were attributable simply to eating a poor diet, according to a recently published Study. […]

High-tech robot being used to detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern

[KSTP-TV, May 23, 2019] A high-tech robot is being used to help detect lung cancer at Allina Health’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. It almost looks like a droid from a Star Wars movie, and it’s run by a remote that looks like an X-Box game controller. It’s called the Auris Monarch, and doctors who […]

Melanoma Monday promotes skin cancer awareness

[WCCO-TV, May 6, 2019] As it has for the past six years, Allina Health offered free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of every May. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat told WCCO-TV News that caught early, skin cancer is easily curable, but left untreated it can be deadly.

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know

[WCCO-TV, April 29, 2019] April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. It is the most common form of cancer for men between ages 15-35. Dr. Matthew O’Shaughnessy is a urologist with Minnesota Urology and Allina Health and he talked with WCCO-TV about testicular cancer and offered some tips about how to talk about it.

Melanoma Monday skin cancer screenings on May 6

[WCCO Radio, April 27, 2019] May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month and each year Allina Health dermatologists provide free skin cancer screening on Melanoma Monday, May 6 this year. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat talked with WCCO Radio about the free screenings and why protecting yourself from the sun’s ray is so […]

Protect yourself from the sun

[KARE 11, April 19, 2019] As days grow warmer we may be tempted to spend more time outdoors exposed to the sun’s rays. Allina Health dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Farhat warns we need to protect ourselves from the cancer-causing ultraviolet rays of the sun, especially from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.

FDA proposes changes to mammogram rules

[KARE 11, April 12, 2019] 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. The key to survival is early detection. For the first time in 20 years, the FDA is proposing changes to mammogram rules. The agency wants mammogram centers to notify women if they have dense breast tissue […]

Surprising case of esophageal cancer raises awareness of growing disease

[KMSP Fox 9, April 9, 2019] April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and the deadly disease is rapidly on the rise. Allina Health is home to one of the leading medical teams fighting the cancer. Recently, they treated one of their youngest patients who came in with some slight indigestion – and discovered he had […]

New FDA rules to give patients more info after breast cancer screenings

[WCCO-TV, April 8, 2019] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a new rule to require health care providers tell women if they have dense breast tissue after a mammogram. Dense tissue make it harder to detect breast cancer. Dr. Trudi Parker, a radiologist with Allina Healths’s Piper Breast Center, supports new FDA regulations. […]

Found early enough, colorectal cancer is very treatable

[KARE 11, March 13, 2019] March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month meant to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and take action toward prevention. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancers that affect both men and women. Yet, found early enough, […]