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Cancer Care

Cancer specialties and services

Nearly one in three Americans will develop cancer in their lifetime. Knowing where to go for accurate information and specialized care is an important first step in taking control of this often confusing and life-threatening disease.

Take control of your care by contacting the cancer specialists at Fairview hospitals and clinics.
To schedule an appointment, please call 612-672-7272.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Cancer care news and events

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is listed as one of Becker's Hospital Review 100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs.

Facing cancer, a stark choice: Dr. Todd Tuttle, University of Minnesota Medical School, talks on double mastectomy rates. New York Times

The Annual Report to the Nation on the status of cancer shows cancer rates dropping, but not for all tumor types.  Time Health & Family 

Everyone wants to be healthy and fight cancer, but creating a plan and seeing it through requires effort.  Read a new article from registered dietitian Janelle Melgeorge Anderson on Fighting Cancer through Diet and Lifestyle.

Dr. Edward Greeno discusses thyroid cancer—what people need to know regarding symptoms, treatment and prevention. FOX 9 News at Five.

Four new studies offer powerful evidence of the dangers of smoking and the health benefits of quitting or not being exposed to secondhand smoke. Professor Rachel Huxley, School of Public Health commented on why these publications are coming out now. Forbes. CNN

Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: a recent study co-authored Rachel Huxley, School of Public Health, said. U.S. News & World Report. U.K. Telegraph. CBC Canada. TIME Healthland

Elderly female cancer survivors who eat well, stay active and live healthily have an almost 40% lower risk for death compared with women who do not follow these recommendations, said Maki Inoue-Choi, School of Public Health. Oncology Nurse Advisor.

Cancer care patient stories

 Alana — Facing your fears

Despite a family history of breast cancer, 59-year-old Alana let her fear of pain stand in the way of having a mammogram—a fear that almost cost her life. As a result, Alana had to face a greater challenge than a few minutes of discomfort: stage 3 breast cancer.
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 Joan — Regular mammograms can mean early detection

Like many women, Joan knows the importance of annual mammograms. In 2008, her vigilance helped detect her cancer early. Today, she’s cancer free.
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 Mary — Stage 4 survivor

While in the shower one day, Mary discovered a lump. Luckily she also discovered a care team that helped her beat her disease.
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 Robyn — Living with hope and compassion

Fit, active and dedicated to living a healthful lifestyle, Robyn was devastated when she learned she had cancer. Thankfully, her doctors and nurses allayed her fears and lifted her spirits throughout her illness and recovery.
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 Sherrie – Making time for your annual mammogram

For years, Sherrie was vigilant about getting her annual mammogram, but for no specific reason, she stopped. Several years later, she awoke with an achy upper arm and a sore breast—inflammatory breast cancer.
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Becki – Help was there when she needed it most

Married with three children, Becki was busy keeping up with everyday life. Suddenly, her life changed when she noticed a lump in her breast. Thankfully, she found a caring team of specialist who helped put her life back on track.
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 Alana and Kathy — A patient’s story is a life-changer for another

When Alana’s story of breast cancer survival appeared in her mail, Kathy felt inspiration and relief. Someone else had gone through what she was going through. Alana’s story provided Kathy with hope and encouragement.
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 Ann – Miracles do happen

Seven years ago, Ann embarked on an odyssey that she wasn't sure she would survive.
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