Piper Breast Center

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.

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. […]

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. […]

Breast cancer caused by more than just genetics

[WCCO-TV, Nov. 23, 2018] Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, and the second most deadly kind of cancer found in women. Nearly one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Ashley Daley is a certified genetic counselor with Allina Health’s Virginia Piper Cancer Institute. She says only 10 percent of […]

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.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What’s new in the fight against the disease?

[KARE 11, Oct. 26, 2017] October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the disease and those who are affected by it. Among them, Emmy-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Lisa Schneider, a breast imaging specialist and Medical Director at the Piper […]

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.

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 […]