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Minnesota Oncology News                                                                                   March 2014
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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Discover Meaning Through Scrapbooking
MNO Physician Educates Local Teens about HPV
Coon Rapids Clinic Now Open in New Location
Dr. Stuart Bloom Shares the Latest Prostate Cancer Screening Info
Angel Foundation Events for Families Facing Cancer

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Lymphoma Research Foundation Presents 2014 Minnesota Hope Award to MN Oncology NurseLaurieM


Minnesota Oncology nurse Laurie Montgomery understands what patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment are experiencing. A survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Montgomery has used her nursing degree and her personal experience with cancer to provide compassionate, exceptional patient care. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Montgomery received the Lymphoma Research Foundation's 2014 Minnesota Hope Award, which is given annually to an individual "who has worked diligently to LRF's mission through supporting research and outstanding patient care."      Read more... Petryk

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This month, Dr. Andrzej Petryk of Minnesota Oncology's Maplewood Cancer Center writes about the risk factors, detection, prevention, and treatment of colorectal cancer. Get informed about the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States:
Read Dr. Petryk's article  and view our Colorectal Cancer Awareness fact sheet.  Blue

Minnesota Oncology Clinics "Dress in Blue" to Promote Colon Cancer Awareness

Minnesota Oncology's clinics helped increase awareness about colorectal cancer by participating in Dress in Blue Day. They wore blue, offered blue treats, decorated the clinics in blue, and distributed flyers with important information on colorectal cancer screening, prevention and treatment.
In these photos, our Maplewood Cancer Center staff show their spirit for awareness and prevention of colon cancer. For more information, visit coloncancermonth.orgHopeinMotion

Team Registration Now Available for Hope in Motion 


On Sunday, June 1, 2014, Minnesota Oncologywill host a National Cancer Survivors Day´┐Ż celebration. Activities for cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, ans supporters include a 5K Walk/Run, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a Kids Dash, movement exercises and inspirational and informative speakers. 


Hope in Motion will take place on June 1, 2014, at Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington, MN. Join the celebration by form a team to help us raise funds for Angel Foundation and Well Within, or register as an individual. Learn more and register...  Scrapbooking 

Discover Meaning Through Scrapbooking - April 12, 2014


We invite you to spend a day where you can begin to document, preserve, and share our cancer journey. Come and create a lasting memory for yourself and for your loved ones. Even if you have never scrapbooked before, we encourage you to attend. You will receive an album and supplies to get you started. There will be plenty of volunteers full of ideas and guidance.Find out more...  Videos 

Minnesota Oncology Launches Physician Videos 
Joseph Leach, MD
Meet Joseph Leach, MD

Last month, Minnesota Oncology launched a series of videos introducing our physicians. We'll be adding new videos each month. Visit our YouTube channel to find out more about Minneapolis Clinic physicians Dr. Joseph Leach, Dr. Tim Larson (also Director of Research), and Dr. Dean Gesme (Practice President) . Nominate


Love your Minnesota Oncology nurses? Mpls.St.Paul Magazine is looking for nurses who are exceptional in their profession, going above and beyond in their work! Anyone can submit a nomination including parents, peers, doctors and patients. Nominations are due April 1. Nominate a nurse here. King

MNO Physician Educates Local Teens about HPV  

Dr. David King


Human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers are on the rise. Recognizing this fact, Minnesota Oncology's Dr. David King, who practices at our Fridley Clinic,  is doing his part to spread awareness about HPV and sexually transmitted diseases among local teens.Over the course of 2013, Dr. King presented HPV and cancer prevention talks in health classes at Fridley and Coon Rapids high schools, reaching nearly 300 students. Read more...   Mercy
Minnesota Oncology Moves into Mercy Specialty Center


Minnesota Oncology's Coon Rapids location recently relocated to the brand new Mercy Specialty Center located across the street from Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.View photos of our newest clinic here and watch the Community Cable TV video below (featuring MNO's Dr. Joseph Cardamone) to learn more about the new medical center. A public open house is planned for Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. 

Tenants Start Moving into Mercy Specialty Center
Tenants Start Moving into Mercy Specialty Center


Angel Foundation Events for Families Facing Cancer 


Angel Foundation's Facing Cancer Together program offers age-appropriate education and support services to adults with cancer and their minor children.

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