cancer

American Cancer Society finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. cancer death rate

[KMSP Fox 9 News, Jan. 8, 2020] Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, 2.2 percent. And since 1992, the cancer death rate has dropped 29 percent. Fox 9 News talked with Allina Health chief medical officer Dr. Timothy Sielaff about the reasons behind the good news.

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

Allina Health Northfield Clinic to start offering 3D mammograms

[Northfield News, November 4, 2019] Beginning Thursday, Allina Health Northfield Clinic will start offering 3D mammograms. “Early detection is the best protection because finding breast cancer early improves the likelihood that treatment will be successful,” said Allina Health Northfield Clinic lead physician Cindy Baumgartner in a press release. “Mammograms are safe and effective in detecting […]

Mercy Women’s Health Clinic offering 3D mammograms

[CTN News, November 1, 2019] New technology could soon save lives at the Mercy Hospital campus. The Mercy Women’s Health Clinic is now offering 3D mammograms. Installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide effort to provide the most effective tools available to help detect breast cancer at the earliest […]

District One Hospital to offer 3D mammograms

[Faribault Daily News, October 21, 2019] Beginning Oct. 24, District One Hospital will offer 3D mammograms. The installation of the new advanced device is part of an Allina Health system-wide effort to provide the most effective tools available to help detect breast cancers at the earliest possible stage. “Early detection is the best protection because […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

[WCCO-TV, Oct. 11, 2019] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when women should start getting mammograms remains a confusing topic for many. Allina Health surgeon Dr. Ann Callahan at the Piper Breast Center talked with WCCO News about that issue and other ways women can protect themselves from breast 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 […]