breast cancer

Why 3D mammograms are better than 2D

[KARE 11, Jan. 22, 2019] If a woman gets a yearly mammogram, she’s likely been offered something new in the last few years: a 3D mammogram. She’s also likely been told it will cost you more out of pocket. So, is the new scan worth the extra cash? KARE 11 went to Allina Health’s Piper […]

Hastings mom uses her fight against cancer to inspire generosity

[KARE 11, Jan. 18, 2019] When Melissa Black began fighting breast cancer last year, she knew she wasn’t alone. Her husband, Charlie, and her two sons, Marcus and Donovan, fought through the tough days with her. Though her fight against cancer at Allina Health, Melissa decided to live by a simple motto: choose joy. Months […]

Study: Breast cancer risk increases after giving birth

[KMSP Fox 9, Dec. 11. 2018] According to new research out this week, women who have babies have an increased risk for breast cancer, compared to women who don’t give birth. The study from the University of North Carolina reports that the risk rises and then falls over time, peaking about five years after birth. […]

October is breast cancer awareness month

[KSTP-TV, Oct. 28, 2018] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a reminder to women that the best way to survive breast cancer is to detect it early. Sharon Ernst is a mammogram specialist at St. Francis Regional Medical Center and a breast cancer survivor. She talked with KSTP News about her story, why getting mammograms […]

Some breast cancer sufferers may not need chemo therapy

[WCCO Radio, June 4, 2018] A new study says that women with certain kinds of breast cancer may not need to undergo chemo therapy. Allina Health Virginia Piper Cancer institute oncologist Dr. Michaela Tsai talked with WCCO Radio about what this new information means.