Cancer Care (Oncology)

M Health Fairview Cancer Care is a specialized team of doctors, nurses, researchers, and health care professionals committed to providing life-saving care to people with cancer. Through our pioneering work in cancer research, our experts have transformed the way cancer is treated.

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Our patients have access to the latest most advanced treatment options, clinical trials and technology to ensure the best possible outcomes.

There are more than 100 different cancer types, and each cancer—and each patient—needs a specialized treatment approach. We create a plan of care that gives you the latest advances in treatments, while valuing your choices and health care goals. Our cancer physicians work closely with your doctor, to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive cancer care, so you can focus on getting well.

For Referrals to an M Health Fairview Cancer Care provider, please call: 855-486-7226.

Our Approach

New treatments first

Our cancer specialists include scientists at the renowned Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, one of the nation’s top cancer research centers and designated by the National Cancer Institute a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Because our doctors are part of Masonic Cancer Center, they can provide patients and their families with access to the most advanced treatment options and early-phase clinical trials, many of which are available nowhere else.

We bring the experts to you

Through M Health Fairview Cancer Care, patients and their families now have convenient access to a growing network of cancer experts at locations throughout central Minnesota. See where we provide care.

The result? Faster diagnoses, targeted treatments, and better outcomes.

Cancer Support Groups

Our licensed social workers can become an integral part of your care team to assist with a range of needs that you may experience throughout your cancer journey.

Learn More about Cancer Care Social Work Services or Find a Support Group today.

Social Workers help a patient or family by:

  • supporting emotional needs, which also can benefit physical health
  • promoting adaptation to illness and treatment
  • providing counseling to individuals, couples, children and families who are experiencing emotional distress
  • teaching coping strategies like relaxation techniques and communication skills
  • helping with problem-solving and advocacy
  • facilitating educational/support groups for patients, caregivers, and family members
  • assisting with resources (community support, financial, housing, insurance concrete needs within clinic/hospital)

Conditions We Treat

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Mammogram (Mammography)

A mammogram is an X-ray image of your breast used to look for breast cancer and other breast disease. The breasts are compressed between 2 plates to improve accuracy and to decrease the amount of X-rays used.
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Mohs Surgery

With the Mohs procedure, dermatologic surgeons remove the skin areas containing cancer layer by layer, examining each layer under a microscope for abnormal cells. The surgery progresses until only cancer-free tissue remains.
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Blood And Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy

When a condition damages the bone marrow’s ability to produce normal blood or immune cells, a bone marrow transplant may be required. This procedure replaces a person's abnormal stem cells with healthy stem cells.
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Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring

Anticoagulation Medication Monitoring is comprised of a team of specialized nurses and pharmacists who work with patients on an individual basis to maintain the right dose of warfarin or other anticoagulant medications.
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Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy

At University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, we perform the two main types of stem cell transplant: Autologous transplant – uses the body’s own stem cells and Allogeneic transplant – uses well-matched stem cells from another person.
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Breast Surgery

Our breast surgeons perform several types of breast surgeries, depending on the location of the tumor, stage of cancer and other factors. Our surgeons also perform preventative (prophylactic) mastectomies for selected patients who are at high risk for hereditary breast cancer.
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Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to shrink tumors, kill cancer cells, and treat other non-cancerous conditions. Several types of radiation therapy is often used to limit radiation exposure as much as possible while still delivering the optimal outcomes for patients.
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Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Radiation is an essential part of treatment for many children with cancer and other disorders. Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to shrink tumors, kill cancer cells and treat other non-cancerous conditions.
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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a treatment option for adults or children with cancer using drugs that kill cancer cells. Often simply called “chemo,” chemotherapy is a combination of medications designed to destroy cancer cells, cause remission of your cancer or actually cure the cancer.
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Cellular Therapies

Cellular therapies supplement the immune system’s natural ability to fight cancer in several ways. Some cellular therapies modify immune cells (certain T-lymphocytes, for example) to target and destroy cancer cells.
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CAR T-cell Therapy

CAR T-cell therapy is a revolutionary new immunotherapy treatment for cancer. Like other immunotherapy treatments, CAR T-cell therapy uses the body’s own immune system to target and fight the cancer.
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Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is an emerging form of cancer treatment with great promise and limited toxicity. Its goal is to harness the power of the patient’s immune system and use it to fight cancer. Sometimes called biological therapy, it's changing the way we think about cancer treatment.
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Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial thermoplasty is a fairly new treatment method for patients with severe or persistent asthma. The procedure uses a bronchoscopically-introduced catheter to deliver precisely-controlled clearance to the airways.
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Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a highly concentrated chemotherapy that is directly administered into the abdominal cavity during the cytoreductive surgery procedure to prevent the cancer from coming back.
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Lung Cancer Screening

The lung cancer screen requires no preparation and takes about 10 seconds to complete. It uses special low-dose X-ray technology to obtain an image of your lung tissue. You will have to be able to hold your breath for six seconds, however, while the scan takes place.
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Nutrition Works Program

A comprehensive nutrition program designed specifically for University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care patients.
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Social Work Services for Cancer Patients

M Health Fairview offers Social Work Services for Cancer Patients, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Arterial and Venous Thrombolysis with Intervention
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections for Dystonia, Spasticity, Drooling and Headaches
  • Bowel and Bladder Management
  • Brain Tumors
  • BRCA Management
  • Colposcopy
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound
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