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Cancer care

Connected, compassionate cancer treatment near you

A cancer diagnosis changes everything. Allina Health Cancer Institute will focus on your unique needs and design a treatment plan based on what's important to you. We'll navigate your cancer care so you can focus on caring for the people you love. Our commitment to whole-person care means that we surround you with support from dedicated, compassionate professionals who work together to ensure your well-being from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. 

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High-performing care

U.S. News & World Report's 2023-24 Best Hospitals rankings recognized three Allina Health hospitals – Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mercy Hospital and United Hospital – as "high performing" in oncology categories that include colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery and prostate cancer surgery.

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Cancer resources and education

Cancer is complex, and it comes with a steep learning curve. Visit our resource hub for answers to common questions, detailed information on conditions, symptoms and treatments as well as access to our vast library of cancer education written in plain language.

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Cancer care at Allina Health Cancer Institute

At Allina Health Cancer Institute, we work closely with you to create a personalized treatment plan for your specific needs. We’ll give the highest quality care, addressing how cancer affects your overall physical and mental wellness. You'll have access to advanced therapies and breakthrough treatments from a coordinated team of experts who’ll make your priorities their own. 

We make it easier to manage your care, so you can find space to focus on what matters most to you. At Allina Health, you’re not a "cancer patient" – you’re a person who deserves respect, compassionate support and our best possible effort.

With locations across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin – and virtual care options for added convenience – Allina Health Cancer Institute can be the one place for all of your cancer care needs. 

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Cancer care experts focused on you

Your cancer care team works with you to develop a care plan that’s unique to you – a plan that observes your priorities and values and supports your physical and emotional well-being. It's expert care that's comprehensive, allowing you to focus on what matters most: your health and loved ones.

Experienced oncologists and cancer care team

We surround you with support from a team of experts who bring unique skills to your care, including nutrition guidance, physical therapy, mental health counseling, financial navigation, family support groups and more. 

It may start with your primary care provider, who is often the first to address your symptoms and recommend further care. You’ll also connect with medical, surgical and radiology oncologists with advanced training in cancer treatment.  

Your team may also include medical technologists for cancer screening, radiation treatments or chemotherapy. Depending on your care plan and needs, your team may include rehabilitation specialists, genetic counselors, and social workers.  

Cancer treatment can feel overwhelming. Allina Health Cancer Institute gives you a nurse navigator to partner with your doctor to coordinate your care. A navigator is a registered nurse with experience and training in many medical issues related to cancer care. Your navigator will be your go-to person to answer your questions, schedule your appointments, provide support and keep your team connected. 

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Innovative cancer treatments

When it comes to cancer treatment, we follow the data and push the science forward. From the latest cancer screening methods to emerging precision-medicine technology to advanced clinical trials, you can count on us to apply the best and latest knowledge to your cancer care.

Cancer centers in Minnesota and Wisconsin

At Allina Health Cancer Institute, you’ll find expert cancer care close to home. Treatment and support are available at hospitals, clinics and treatment centers across the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. 

These locations may also include specialized centers for surgery, chemotherapy infusion, rehabilitation and more. You can expect expert care, personal attention and ongoing support no matter which location you visit.

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Expertise comes from experience

When you’re in unfamiliar territory, having the right guide can make all the difference. You’ll have a team of experienced cancer experts to navigate your care and help you understand your options. In addition to your oncologist and nurse navigator, your team may also include a primary care provider, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, genetic counselors and more. They stay connected with access to your medical history, so everyone is always on the same page.