Our patients and their stories

These stories paint a picture of the expert medical care and excellent experience we provide to our patients and their families.

Breast cancer

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Beating breast cancer and setting a new breast care standard: Lavaan's story

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.

Colon cancer

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No family history of colon cancer: Karen's story

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.

Prostate cancer

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River Falls resident spent just one night in the hospital thanks to robotic surgery: Neal's story

Two years ago Neal Prochnow discovered he has an aggressive form of prostate cancer. He needed surgery and had a robotic procedure.