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  • Cancer and the Holidays

    Nov 09, 2016

    by Lisa Thelemann, LSW The holidays are usually a busy, fun and festive time of year. But when you are dealing with managing a cancer diagnosis, the holidays can be very stressful. Going through cancer treatment during the holidays changes your interpretation of one of the most celebratory times of the year. It is difficult to feel festive...
  • Surviving and Thriving: Minnesota Oncology Patient Takes on CBS’s Survivor

    Oct 28, 2016

    Eight years ago, Survivor fan Sunday Burquest sat on her couch with her family watching the latest season of CBS’s long-running reality competition franchise. “We’ve watched Survivor from the beginning,” Burquest says. “Seventeen years as a family.” Surrounded by her husband and four children, she blurted out a bold statement: “I...
  • Navigating MNSure Open Enrollment

    Oct 19, 2016

    By Nicole Reitsma, LGSW, Minnesota Oncology social worker Open enrollment is just around the corner for MNSure, the marketplace where Minnesotans can find, compare, choose, and get complete health coverage that best fits their needs and budget. New customers can enroll in private health insurance during the annual open enrollment period, which begins on November 1, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017. ...
  • Sixteen Minnesota Oncology Physicians Named Best Doctors 2016 by Minnesota Monthly Magazine

    Oct 17, 2016

    Minnesota Oncology is proud to announce that 16 of our physicians have been named “Best Doctors” this year by Minnesota Monthly magazine. This list represents nearly one-third of our 57 physicians, most of whom are honored on other local lists such as Top Doctors for Women, Rising Stars, and Top Doctors. The magazine released its 2016...
  • Dr. P.J. Flynn Receives Prestigious Honor from Twin Cities Medical Society Foundation

    Oct 10, 2016

    Dr. Patrick J. Flynn was selected by the Twin Cities Medical society Foundation Board as this recipient of the 2016 Charles Bolles Bolles-Rogers Award. Dr. P.J. Flynn was nominated by Dr. Joseph Leach on behalf of his colleagues at Minnesota Oncology. Candidates for this "Physician of Excellence" award are nominated by their colleagues at Twin City area...
  • Dr. Raina Ferzoco Joins Minnesota Oncology

    Oct 05, 2016

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce the association of Raina Ferzoco, M.D. with the practice of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Maplewood Cancer Center beginning October 17, 2016. “I believe in patient-centered, evidence-based, compassionate care,” Dr. Ferzoco says. “I do my best to provide the best and latest treatment options to my patients while...
  • Grieving Daughter Publishes Book for Children of Moms with Cancer

    Oct 04, 2016

    Minnesota Oncology is very grateful this month for the donation of 150 copies of a newly published book for children of moms with cancer. The author, Aurora Whittet of St. Louis Park, lost her mom to breast cancer three years ago. Shortly after, she put her grief into action by writing a children’s book called Mama’s Knight:...
  • Treatment for Young Breast Cancer Patients: How and why it’s different – and what you need to know

    Oct 04, 2016

    by Raina Ferzoco, MD It is estimated that more than 230,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year. The vast majority of these diagnoses will be older women; however, approximately 7% will be women under the age of 40. These are considered young breast cancer patients, who currently face lower survival rates than older women. This alarming...
  • Survivor Writes the Story of Her Life

    Aug 23, 2016

    Lottie Virnig, a current patient at the Fridley Clinic, was first diagnosed with Fallopian Tube Cancer in 2011. Following her diagnosis, Lottie began treatment for cancer with Dr. Annie Tan. Throughout Lottie’s treatments, she would tell stories about her childhood, grandparents, and her life as she grew into the person that she is today. Lottie noticed that after telling...
  • Six Minnesota Oncology Nurses Nominated for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award

    Aug 17, 2016

    Minnesota Oncology is pleased to announce that six of our nurses have been nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award in Oncology nursing. The top five finalists for each category will be announced in the upcoming months.  Those finalists will receive free tickets to the awards ceremony on Oct. 14th where the award winner for...
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