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


Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is for patients, caregivers and family members involved with or interested in multiple myeloma. Participants can share information and experiences regarding understanding of the disease and treatment.

Registration is not required. Call the Oncology Department at 715-838-6072 or e-mail for more information.

Support Groups
Mankato, MN In Person
This support group is for those in the Fairmont, Mankato and New Prague area. The group offers compassionate, cancer-related education and support. Share your experiences and learn about coping with the challenges of cancer. Caregivers are welcome to attend. Masks are required for all attendees.
Support Groups
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This group is designed for young adults — ages 18-45 — diagnosed with cancer and their significant others. A cancer diagnosis affects many important parts of life, including relationships, careers, finances, children and body image. Sharing thoughts and feelings, especially with other young adults with cancer, can be very helpful. Meetings are open to young adults affected by cancer regardless of treatment location.

Call the Oncology department at 715-838-6072 with questions or for more information. No registration is required. 

Press Room

$9 million investment to expand, renovate New Prague cancer center

Plans include creating additional capacity for patients, modernizing the facility, and improving efficiency by bringing the cancer and infusion therapy practices together into a combined location.&...

December 21, 2023

Hometown Health Blog

Fertility considerations in cancer treatment: Preserving hope for the future

Cancer and its treatments can have long-term effects on fertility. Learn about the cancers with higher fertility risks and preservation options that can provide hope for future family-building.

Alicia Ogle, N.P. By Alicia Ogle July 18, 2023

Targeted radiation therapy: Y-90 and liver cancer

Y-90 radioembolization is an innovative treatment for liver cancer that precisely delivers radiation to a tumor. Learn about the benefits and if this may be an option for you.

Jeremy McBride, M.D. By Jeremy McBride July 14, 2023

The importance of a cancer survivorship care plan

Life doesn’t immediately return to normal for cancer survivors because they’re done with radiation or chemotherapy. Learn why it's important to address needs with a survivorship care plan.

July 11, 2023

Living in fear: Cancer recurrence

Some fear of cancer recurring is normal, but excessive fear can decrease your quality of life. Here's how you can manage your fear.

Kaye Sturz, N.P. By Kaye Sturz July 6, 2023

The oncology nurse and teamwork

An experienced nurse shares why the relationship, teamwork and trust formed with patients through the cancer journey sets oncology nursing apart from other health care roles.

May 29, 2023

Team approach helps farmer beat lymphoma

After discovering an odd lump on his arm, Jerry Haines was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Now he's cancer-free thanks to the work of his hometown team.

May 12, 2023

Using cold cap to prevent hair loss during cancer

Hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy, and can contribute to stress and anxiety. However, scalp cooling therapy helps many patients keep most of their hair.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh April 11, 2023

How blood donations help patients with cancer

About 25% of the U.S. blood supply is donated to patients during cancer treatments. Here's how it’s used, why it's important and how you can help.

Anna Jones, M.D. By Anna Jones March 29, 2023

Reducing your risk for colorectal cancer

While the exact cause of colorectal cancer remains unknown, there are proven risk factors for the disease. Learn about colorectal cancer screening options and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Amrit Singh MD By Amrit Singh March 13, 2023

Stopping chronic lymphedema in its tracks

Lymphedema is a common side effect of cancer. A new surveillance program lowers this risk by painlessly tracking tiny changes in a person's lymph system.

Joy Macheel, P.T., D.P.T., CWS By Joy Macheel March 6, 2023

Virtual care for people with cancer

The COVID-19 pandemic and increased internet access changed how you shop, travel, work and access health care. Learn how telehealth options like virtual visits are used to help people with cancer.

Amye Tevaarwerk, M.D. By Amye Tevaarwerk November 1, 2022

Surprise wedding shower 1,000 miles from home

Thresa Pattee thought she simply was walking into her regular chemotherapy appointment. Instead, she walked into a surprise wedding shower put together by her care team.

August 8, 2022