Cancer Articles

  1. Treating cancer with technology and compassion.
    In 28 years, Vicki Prader, Chief Therapist at Minneapolis Radiation Oncology, has treated hundreds of patients with every type of cancer [...]
  2. Diet and nutrition tips for radiation therapy patients.
    During radiation therapy, your body is doing double duty: fighting cancer and repairing healthy cells that may have been damaged during treatment. And while you need [...]
  3. Understanding the role of radiation technology in fighting cancer.
    Radiation therapy is the most common type of cancer treatment–around 60% of cancer patients have it as part of their treatment – and one of the most effective ways to treat [...]
  4. Dr. Jenna Borkenhagen takes the fight against prostate cancer to Fridley
    At the MRO Unity Radiation Therapy Center, radiation oncologist Dr. Jenna Borkenhagen will take over the position of Dr. Jeffery Herman, who is retiring [...]
  5. Understanding Your Cancer Prognosis
    Your doctor looks at you and pauses before she speaks, “You have cancer.” Your head spins and a million questions pop into your head. “What type of cancer? What stage is it in?” But most importantly, “What are my chances of survival?” [...]
  6. Soothing words: Managing skin irritation during and after radiation therapy
    Most people have had a sunburn at some point in their lives. The medical term for it is radiation dermatitis, caused by UV radiation. The sun’s rays can damage skin cells and your body reacts [...]
  7. Radiation therapy for breast cancer
    Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, accounting for about a third of women’s cancer diagnoses. Since 1982, the radiation oncology specialists at MRO have treated over 100,000 cancer patients. [...]
  8. Men’s health: A guy’s guide to reducing your risk of the most common cancers.
    It’s a cliché that men never stop and ask for help when they’re lost. Unfortunately, the same is often true about men and health. Guys often put off getting help when they’re sick and pass it off [...]
  9. Get tested and lower your risk of colon cancer.
    Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for men and women. But many colorectal cancers [...]
  10. Managing Radiation Side Effects Tips
    It was not too long ago that a middle-aged man came into MRO Ridgeview for prostate cancer treatment. It was his first treatment, and [...]

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