Meet the oncology team

As an Allina Health patient, you’ll be cared for by a variety of different health care providers who make up your health care team. With you at the center, we’ll partner with you to give you the best care we can.

Learn more about how we partner together, review provider profiles and get to know our Allina Health Cancer Institute team.

Cancer care team members

Get to know some of the expert health care providers that may be on your cancer care team.

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Medical oncologist

A medical oncologist is a doctor who will meet with you if your treatment plan includes treatment plan includes chemotherapy or targeted therapy.

surgical oncologist

Surgical oncologist

A surgical oncologist does surgery to remove tumors and surrounding tissue. He or she can also do biopsies (remove a sample of tissue).

radiation oncologist

Radiation oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in using radiation to treat cancer.

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Social worker

An oncology social worker is available to support you and your family during your treatment and recovery.

meet your integrative medicine team

Integrative medical staff

Integrative medicine staff will offer support and information on integrative therapies, such as aromatherapy, music, guided imagery, acupuncture, relaxation techniques and massage therapy.

nurse navigator

Nurse navigator

A nurse navigator is a registered nurse who will support, educate and guide you through your course of treatment. The navigator will be part of your health care team from diagnosis through treatment and on to healing.

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Cancer rehab care team

Cancer rehabilitation may help you regain or improve the abilities you feel have changed as a result of your cancer or cancer treatment. Members of your cancer rehabilitation care team can help you maintain or regain your independence and enjoy your life to the fullest.

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Primary care provider

Your primary care provider will have access to all of your treatment information. You will keep visiting your primary care provider for your usual health care needs. Visit your Account to make an appointment.

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Registered dietitian

A registered dietitian can assess your food needs and help you set goals to improve eating and manage your weight. Talk with your oncology provider about the variety of dietitian and nutrition services that are available.

cancer care team genetic counselor

Genetic counselor

A genetic counselor can help you and your family make informed decisions about genetic testing and help interpret test results.

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Ask the questions that need to be asked. These experts are responsive, and if they don't know the answer they set you up with someone who does.

Ben Lamb, Allina Health cancer patient

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Find info and support that works for you

We offer educational resources by Allina Health's Cancer Institute providers on a variety of cancer types and work to address the needs of the Twin Cities metro and surrounding areas through our hospitals, clinics and medical centers. Browse these offerings and discover why we're the right partner for your care.

Common cancer types


Breast cancer

Colon cancer

Lung cancer

Melanoma

Prostate cancer

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Allina Health Cancer Institute locations


Cambridge

Coon Rapids

Faribault

Minneapolis

New Ulm

St. Paul

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We created this collection of information and support to help you through this time.