Health Topics

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Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. It can occur in men and women, but it's far more common in women.

December

Support Groups
Mankato, MN Virtual

A virtual class for those in the Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague area offering compassionate, cancer-related education and support. Share your experiences and learn about coping with the challenges of cancer. Caregivers are welcome to attend.

Call the Andreas Cancer Center to register. You will receive a Zoom link upon registration, which you then click on when it's time for the group to start. Check your junk mail if you don't see it in your email inbox.

In The News

Molecular breast imaging now offered in Eau Claire

This screening tool is used to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue.

July 7, 2022

From The Blog

Excuses for not getting a mammogram

Mammograms play a key role in early breast cancer detection. Don't let these seven common excuses make you miss this important screening.

Mariah Koenen PA By Mariah Koenen October 26, 2022

Short journey for quicker breast cancer care

Time is of the essence with breast cancer, and Gail Raddatz didn’t want to wait. This avid traveler had no issue with a journey across town to get the care she needed right away.

October 18, 2022

Chip technology marks the spot for breast biopsies

RFID isn’t just for inventory tracking anymore. Learn how It’s now used in the operating room to guide breast biopsies, and benefits the surgeon and patient.

James Bisanti MD By James Bisanti October 13, 2022

Emotional recovery after cancer treatment

Cancer can affect the way you feel, think and act. Learn common emotions felt by cancer survivors, and gather tips for emotional recovery.

Mariah Koenen PA By Mariah Koenen April 26, 2022

Prioritize your health: Breast cancer risk, treatment

Women's health experts discuss breast cancer, preventive measures, and advancements in personalized medicine and breast cancer treatment. Watch the webinar now.

January 10, 2022

8 FAQ about mammography screening for women of average risk

Are you of average risk for breast cancer? What exactly does that mean? Should you have a mammogram, and if so, how often? Here are answers to 8 common questions about this important screening.

Fadi Yahya, M.D. By Fadi Yahya October 20, 2021

11 tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

If you've been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect can lower your stress level. Use these 11 suggestions to learn more about your diagnosis, and improve resilience and coping skills.

September 16, 2021

Preparing for your breast biopsy

If you need a breast biopsy after a breast exam indicates additional follow-up is required, it’s normal to feel anxious. Ease your mind with what you need to know and how to prepare.

Kendra Kamlitz MD By Kendra Kamlitz August 17, 2021

What is dense breast tissue, what do you need to know?

If your mammogram shows you have dense breast tissue, you may wonder what that means for you. This Q&A explains why density matters and about recommended screening tests.

Richard Ellis MD By Richard Ellis June 2, 2021

3D tattooing after breast reconstruction

A tattoo often marks a milestone or celebrates a moment. Learn how a 3D tattoo can eliminate the constant visual reminder of breast cancer for some women.

Rebecca Kath PAC By Rebecca Kath April 28, 2021

Screening mammograms and COVID-19 vaccines

Some women have reported swollen lymph nodes after a COVID-19 vaccination, raising questions about rescheduling a mammogram. Bottom line: Do not delay your mammogram.

February 25, 2021

Surgical options to remove breast cancer

Surgery often is part of breast cancer treatment plans. Learn about the two main surgical procedures and the reasons why your surgeon may recommend one options over the other for you.

M Kathleen Christian MD By M. Kathleen Christian October 27, 2020