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What to do if you receive a cancer diagnosis

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Jan 23, 2019 1:53:47 PM

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with cancer, you're probably filled with questions and concerns about available treatment options, cost of treatment and fears about the future. The cancer care team from Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center has created the following information to provide guidance and answer questions to help you choose the best way forward.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

When you should begin screening for breast cancer

Posted by Sarah Bot, PA-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 9, 2018 1:30:00 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a women's health physician assistant at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, part of my job is to help my patients determine what approach to breast cancer screening is right for them.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

Six gynecologic cancers and how to avoid or detect them

Posted by Michael Valley, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Sep 4, 2018 1:30:00 PM

As an obstetrician gynecologist, I see women of all ages who are at risk for gynecologic cancers. I would like to give an overview of  gynecologic cancers affecting women, and how best to avoid them or detect them when they occur.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

When should you start screening for breast cancer?

Posted by Sarah Bot, PA-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 17, 2017 12:34:43 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a women's health physician assistant at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, part of my job is to help my patients determine what approach to breast cancer screening is right for them. In recent years, different organizations have offered sometimes conflicting recommendations in terms of when to start screening, how often to screen and which screening method to use.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

What do you need to know about prostate cancer?

Posted by Stephen Ready, MD, Ridgeview Chaska Clinic on Sep 12, 2017 1:59:37 PM

Among men in the United States, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related death. Fortunately, it is usually a slowly progressive condition and there are very good treatments available to treat prostate cancer. Because of this, only about 3 percent of men die from prostate cancer (33,000 deaths in 2014, U.S.) according to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer tends to be less frequent but more aggressive if a man develops this at a younger age, for example in his 40’s.  However, as a man gets older, prostate cancer becomes much more likely to occur, but it is usually less aggressive and is less likely to shorten a man’s lifespan. 

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Topics: Primary Care, oncology, Wellness

Living with cancer? Consider the STAR Program for help

Posted by Carol Thurston, MPE, ATC, ATR, EMT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Jun 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Most of us know someone who has had cancer.  Unfortunately, cancer or cancer treatments can cause physical and emotional challenges that can linger for years. Have you heard “you will have to get used to a new normal?” But what if you didn’t have to? Or what if the “new normal” wasn’t as challenging as you first thought? 

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Topics: oncology

Breast cancer risk factors

Posted by Ridgeview Doctor on Aug 8, 2014 9:12:00 AM

How at risk am I for breast cancer and what can I do about it?

Family History

Most women who are diagnosed with breast cancer do not have a family history. However, a family history of
 breast and/or ovarian cancer is associated with a higher risk. Women with a first-degree relative (mother, sister) with breast cancer have a two-fold higher risk of developing breast cancer. Risks increase to as high as six-to-seven fold when two first-degree relatives were affected.

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Topics: Women's Health, nutrition/diet, Fitness/activity, oncology

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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