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Care Center of Excellence

Cancer Center

We hope you never need us, but we’re here if you do.

When cancer enters your life, your support system becomes just as important as your medical treatments, which is why we’re proud to offer you world-class cancer care, right close to home.

Our nationally ranked Cancer Center has all the best treatments and technologies—from diagnostics to surgery to chemotherapy and more. Our team of experts are passionate about supporting you and your family every step of the way. And our oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, radiologists, and nurses are skilled enough to work at any hospital in the country—but they choose to be here for the same reasons you do: They love it here. And they care about this community.

We’re your neighbors. We’re your cheerleaders. And, if cancer shows up, we’re here to walk you through, with courage, compassion, and your best chances for recovery.

 

Recognized for High-Quality Care

Alomere Health is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a community hospital cancer center.

To grant accreditation, The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons requires outstanding patient outcomes, clinical management, data accuracy, quality improvement activities, research, support services, and professional education services.

For more information, click here.

 

It’s better here.

Do you or a loved one need cancer care? Our team is here to help. Connect with our Cancer Center at 320-762-6650 or schedule an appointment with your primary care provider for a referral.

 

Our Cancer Center Services

 

Medical Oncology

Our medical oncology team treats cancer with the use of medicines—like chemotherapy (given either intravenously or by pills), hormone therapy, and biologic therapy (antibodies). Our medical oncologists are passionate about supporting you and they’ll direct and manage your personalized treatment plan in order to best meet your specific needs and diagnosis.

Our medical oncology unit features:

  • Private, comfortable treatment areas
  • An oncology-certified nursing staff
  • Education about cancer treatments—for patients and families
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Referrals for other services

 

Radiation Oncology

For over 20 years, we’ve partnered with CentraCare Health System-Melrose to provide radiation oncology services onsite at Alomere Health. Radiation therapy can be used to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases and can also treat symptoms that may be caused by growing tumors or cancers. Our radiation oncologists are specially trained and highly skilled in treating a variety of cancers. They’ll work with you to create a plan for the type and amount of radiation you may need.

 

Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology

As our team works with you to establish a diagnosis and create a treatment plan for your care, you’ll be able to complete all of the necessary imaging studies right onsite at Alomere Heath.

Our onsite imaging services are:

  • X- Rays
  • CAT Scans (computerized axial tomography)
  • MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Ultrasounds
  • PET Scans (positron emission tomography)
  • CT Scans

 

Nutrition

Nutrition is an important thing to consider when you’re getting cancer treatment. Eating healthy foods before, during, and after treatment can help you feel better and stay stronger. But cancer and its treatment may cause patients to lose their appetite and energy, putting them at an increased risk for malnutrition. Our registered dietitians will work with you to at every point of your journey.

 

Pre-habilitation

Re-hab for cancer patients (before their treatment starts) is called “pre-hab”. Cancer pre-hab prepares your body and mind for the challenges you’ll face while undergoing oncology treatments.

Benefits of cancer pre-hab:

• Increases your body’s ability to manage chemo and radiation with fewer negative side effects.
• Helps with “Chemo Brain.”
• Improves mental and physical strength.
• Reduces your risk of chemo-therapy neuropathy.
• Increases your range of motion after radiation.
• Prevents balance falls and risks due to fatigue.
• Assists with digestion and appetite.
• Multi-disciplinary approach: Nutritional Services, Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), Speech Therapy (ST) and Social Services

Watch this informative video to learn more about Pre-hab.

Ask your doctor for a referral to pre-hab. We are here to help you throughout your whole cancer journey.

 

 

Surgical and Consulting Services

Sometimes surgery may be included in your treatment plan. Our surgeons and oncologists will work together to establish your options and provide surgical services as needed. To learn more about our world-class Surgery Center, click here.

Our surgical specialties include:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmologic (Eye) Surgery
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Ear/Nose/Throat Surgery
  • Gynecologic Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Dermatology Surgery

*Other surgical disciplines and specialties available on a consulting basis.

 

Support Services

Healing and recovering from cancer requires much more than just medical treatment. We offer a range of services to help you and your family through the entire cancer journey.

Our support services include:

  • Dietitian Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Lymphedema Support
  • “Reach to Recovery” Breast Cancer Support
  • “Look Good, Feel Better” Support Services
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • And more

 

I really enjoy working in mammography and seeing the patients that come back every year. I like doing a good job with my team and I feel like I’m contributing. I work with a great team. We all know the importance of early detection.

Virginia (Ginny) Dvorak, Radiologic Technologist
Alomere Health

Ginny and the mammography team show compassion, making patients feel at ease. They all play a huge role in prevention in our community.

Lindsey Sweep, Manager, Imaging Department
Alomere Health

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