These stories paint a picture of the expert medical care and excellent experience we provide to our patients and their families.
Although the value of screening mammograms for women in their 40s has been debated, there is no doubt that mammograms save lives. Just ask Josephine Chung.
Sooner is better than later for detecting breast cancer. Many statistics support this, but Tami Strantz of Cambridge, Minnesota, knows firsthand how important early detection is.
Shortly after losing her husband to cancer, Lavaan Stutzman found herself in a fight against breast cancer. She was in a clinical trial at Piper Breast Center that led to a new standard for breast cancer care.
When diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, Sue Gregerson decided to lead as healthy a lifestyle as possible. She shares how LiveWell Fitness Center's Take Action program helped her succeed.
During a self-exam four years ago she discovered a lump in her breast, which turned out to be breast cancer. At the time she was 42 years old, a busy mother from River Falls with two young children.
Karen Sonnenberg had no worries when she scheduled a colonoscopy last March. But this time, her doctor found a polyp. A few days later, she learned it was cancer. That was a shock. "I have no cancer history at all in my family," she said.
In 1999, Ruth Edstrom got the news that changed her life. She had stage 4 colon cancer. Today she says, "The most important thing is for people to go get screened."
Rick Meyer beat esophageal cancer with the treatment and care he received at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®. He was one of the first patients in Minnesota to have robot-assisted surgery for cancer from the esophagus.
Firefighter Harley Bradley had not been afraid when he was treated for prostate cancer. But things were different the second time around when diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Jeanne Karnowski feared abnormal menstrual pains were a sign of cancer. She asked her gynecologist to test her. Early diagnosis led to early treatment, and now she's cancer-free.
Janice Roohan, an ovarian cancer survivor, enjoys everyday moments. Roohan was diagnosed with cancer and received most of her treatment at the District One Cancer Center.
When Robert Jensen, MD, found out he had prostate cancer, he chose to have robotic surgery. Now he continues to enjoy spending time with his grandson.
Two years ago Neal Prochnow discovered he has an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He needed surgery and had a robotic procedure.