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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.

April

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. 

May

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.

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

Top 10 myths about sunscreens

No matter the season, before you venture outdoors, you should apply sunscreen. But myths abound about sunscreens and how to use them. Here's what you need to know about these sun blockers.

Melanie Dixon MD By Melanie Dixon May 26, 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

Sunburn treatment: What works?

You may feel the burn after spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen. There's no fast fix to soothe a sunburn, but you can follow these six tips to ease your discomfort.

Trent Anderson DO By Trent Anderson August 1, 2022

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons. With increased exposure to the sun, risk of skin damage increases, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

Elizabeth Demaree, D.O. By Elizabeth Demaree May 25, 2022

The ABCDEs of moles

Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

Melanie Dixon MD By Melanie Dixon April 4, 2022

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

Be sun savvy, protect yourself from skin cancer

UV rays from the sun can cause skin damage in as little as 15 minutes. The key is to be sun savvy and know how to keep your skin healthy. Let’s explore a few tactics to help protect your skin.

Rebecca Danhof MD By Rebecca Danhof May 20, 2021

The emotional side of cancer: 7 tips

Cancer can affect more than physical health. The emotional side can affect the ability to cope and stick to a treatment plan. Get 7 tips on how to improve your emotional well-being as a cancer patient or caregiver.

Sharon Dexheimer LICSW By Sharon Dexheimer September 11, 2020

The Survivor Bell

Jane-Marie Bahr shares her personal experience of her last day of radiation treatment at Mayo Clinic Health System.

April 27, 2017

Living with a melanoma diagnosis

Melanoma is not just skin cancer. It’s real. It’s cancer. And left untreated, will kill you. I was diagnosed with skin cancer July 16, 2012. When I spotted an odd looking mole just below my right ribcage, my heart sunk. I knew about the dangers of melanoma, but I still was not ready to hear the words, “I’m sorry, but it’s cancer. It’s melanoma.”  

May 16, 2016