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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                              December 2015
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12/15 - Emotional Freedom Technique: Affirmations of Wellness
From the Dietitian: Dietary Interventions for Nausea

Many patients experience some form of nausea during chemotherapy and/or radiation. Nausea can be described as a "feeling of sickness in the stomach marked by an urge to vomit." 

The amount of nausea experienced can vary based on the chemotherapy drug, the dose, the frequency, and the duration of administration. Controlling and preventing nausea is important as this can impact your ability to take in food and liquids orally. Minnesota Oncology clinical dietitian Angela Stephens, RD, CSO, LD, shares some nutritional interventions that can be used to help control nausea. Read more. 
NatalieConcannonNew Advanced Practice Provider Joins Minnesota Oncology

Please join Minnesota Oncology in welcoming  Natalie Concannon, PA-C, to the team at our Minneapolis Clinic. Concannon comes to Minnesota Oncology from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

"As a healthcare professional in the oncology field, I strive to help patients navigate through the ups and downs of their cancer care," Concannon says. "My goal is to provide both the patients and families with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions regarding treatment and future plans. I care for each patient as an individual, always keeping in mind the importance of quality of life."

Concannon and her husband are originally from the East Coast, but she says they moved to Minneapolis to start a new adventure together. In her free  time, she enjoys spending time with family, running, reading, baking and exploring Minnesota.
HolidayScheduleClinic Holiday Schedules

All clinics will CLOSE at NOON on Thurs., Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve.
All clinics will be CLOSED on Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.
All clinics will be OPEN for regular clinic hours on Thurs., Dec. 31.
All clinics will be CLOSED for New Year's Day on Friday, Jan. 1.

Please confirm your schedule with your treatment team.

View the online calendar here.
ChaskaProvidersMeet Our Chaska Clinic Providers
Purvi Gada, MD

Minnesota Oncology's Chaska location opened in the Fall of 2014. Meet all of our Chaska clinic providers here.
Get Your Tickets for Angel Gala 2016

Join Angel Foundation for our 14th annual Angel Gala , presented by Minnesota Oncology, on January 30 at Hilton Minneapolis. This incredible evening will feature emcee Joe Schmit, 17-time Emmy winner and Sports Anchor on KSTP, and a survivor of a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Our dinner program will also highlight several of our participants' stories and the impact Angel Foundation has when cancer strikes. This elegant evening also provides a lot of fun for guests with photo booths, outstanding live and silent auctions featuring trips, unique experiences, and fantastic packages, and fun games of chance including our very popular punchboard. Register at for a fantastic night to help local adults with cancer and their families!