Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Cancer

Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. But survival rates are improving for many types of cancer, thanks to improvements in cancer screening and cancer treatment.

Classes & Events

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Fairmont, MN
12/11/2018
6:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

Mankato, MN
12/12/2018
5 -6:30 p.m.

Cancer Support Group

Support Groups

New Prague, MN
01/01/2019
5-6:30 p.m.

LIVESTRONG at the Y

Fitness & Weight Management

Eau Claire, WI
01/08/2019
2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Eau Claire, WI
02/12/2019
5:30-6:30 p.m.

In The News

Cancer center joins statewide cancer clinical trials network

Patients in communities in southern Minnesota and across the state will soon have better access to new cancer treatments and enhanced care delivery thanks to a new state-funded partnership involving t...

April 9, 2018
La Crosse Cancer Center to renovate, expand

The $4.9 million project will add 3900 square feet including nine exam rooms and nine treatment chairs to the Cancer Center, located on the lower level of the Cancer and Surgery Building. 

November 14, 2017

From The Blog

Modern miracle: Treatment advances keep cancer in check

It was science meeting faith for Kurt Jacobson, who could forgo traditional chemotherapy for his cancer thanks to new targeted therapy treatment.

October 5, 2018

‘I give cancer nothing’: Mike’s journey

"I give cancer nothing" sums up Mike Seykora's perspective about his diagnosis. Read about his inspiring attitude and positive care team.

October 3, 2018

Breast cancer patient grateful for angels

Brenda Braatz is grateful for the team of medical "angels" who cared for her — body and soul — when she was being treated for breast cancer.

October 3, 2018

Ovarian cancer: Get the facts

Ovarian cancer takes the lives of thousands of women each year. Knowing symptoms and risk factors can increase your chances of early diagnosis and recovery.

September 28, 2018

Hope and heart: Living each day to the fullest with stage 4 ovarian cancer

Michelle Messer, diagnosed with an aggressive form of stage 4 ovarian cancer five years ago, shares her message of hope and healing thanks to her team of physicians and nurses.

September 19, 2018

Living life to the fullest after cancer treatment

Megan Brooks lives every day to the fullest after her care team, family and friends helped her through two cancer diagnoses.

July 20, 2018

The importance of a cancer survivorship care plan

Cancer care doesn’t end just because treatment is done. Life doesn’t immediately go back to normal because you are done with radiation or chemotherapy. It's important to address the needs of cancer survivors with a survivorship care plan.

June 6, 2018

Why you should screen early and vaccinate against cervical cancer

Did you know that cervical cancer used to be the leading cause of death in women? Find out what changed and how you can help protect yourself or your family against it.

February 12, 2018

What is thyroid cancer?

Thyroid cancer arises from the thyroid gland — a butterfly-shaped organ located on the front of the neck whose main function is producing thyroid hormones to regulate metabolism. Thyroid cancer is the most rapidly increasing cancer in U.S., mainly due to advancements in imaging techniques that help detect smaller lesions.

Sakine Sever MD By Sakine Sever November 28, 2017

Important information for breast cancer prevention

I challenge you to not only support Breast Cancer Awareness Month but to take your own awareness of breast cancer one step further. I encourage you to be aware of the risk factors for breast cancer and what strategies you can implement in your lifestyle to reduce your risk.

Hanna_Mina By Mina Hanna October 19, 2017

Staying positive, supporting others helps Cathy fight against breast cancer

When Cathy Klug was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997, it came as a shock. The healthy, 43-year-old mom and school teacher had always taken care of herself and always enjoyed good health. But her positive attitude moved her forward as a true survivor.

October 5, 2017

After breast cancer, simple tasks become extraordinary feats

At 31 years old with a young daughter and the natural inclination to go, go, go, slowing down was hard for Lindsey Bruns to imagine. However, Bruns, a business owner and Mankato resident, was forced to reduce her daily pace when she was hit with two major life events in 2016. She fell off her horse and broke her hip in May, and in June, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

June 13, 2017