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If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, put your trust in the experts at Essentia Health. We offer comprehensive cancer care from diagnosis through rehabilitation using the most advanced technology and treatments available.
Essentia Health offers comprehensive cancer care services at four Cancer Centers located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Many of our oncologists also travel to Essentia community clinics to provide cancer care.
In some cases, our cancer doctors can consult with you at your local clinic via Televideo exams. Our goal is to provide you with care close to home so you can spend less time driving to and from appointments and more time focusing on getting better.
Turn to Essentia for all the cancer treatment options you may need, including:
Your cancer care team will answer your questions and partner with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that promotes healing while managing pain and symptoms. Our goal is to provide you with the guidance, support, and treatment you need throughout your cancer journey.
Your team will be led by your oncologist and will include your primary care provider. Other members of your care team may include:
Depending on your location and diagnosis, your cancer care team may include a patient navigator who will guide you through your cancer journey from diagnosis to recovery by:
Learn how Essentia Health's cancer care services changed the life of Andy Lisak.
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(DESCRIPTION)A harbor filled with boats on a bright, clear day
(SPEECH)ANDY LEESHAK: My name is Andy Leeshak. I'm a patient with Essentia Health.
(DESCRIPTION)Man raises a sail on a boat
(SPEECH)Being able to get out on a lake where it's peaceful, you're in this environment, it's natural beauty all around, it just has a calming effect.
(DESCRIPTION)Water splashes under moving boat
(SPEECH)I remember the day where I was taking down the deer stand, I noticed that my arm was kind of sore. And I noticed a lump on my neck. And the biopsy came back. Dr. Rosas called me, and I still remember. It was on a Thursday night. And he basically said I have some bad news. The test came back positive for cancer.
(DESCRIPTION)Wild grasses wave in the breeze
(SPEECH)Once I was diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Nikcevich took my case. He didn't sugarcoat anything. But he basically said here's what we have, and we can treat it.
(DESCRIPTION)Man in a white lab coat looks with Andy at an MRI image
(SPEECH)One of the things that I really appreciated what both Dr. Nikcevich and other staff members at the Cancer Center was their willingness to listen and also their approach. They weren't treating a disease. They were taking care of an individual. This wasn't a problem that needed to be solved. This was a person that needed to be treated and needed to be cared for.
(DESCRIPTION)Andy sits on a bench as the sun shines through trees
(SPEECH)I think the fact that I'm here within my community, surrounded by friends and family members, and I'm able to do the types of things that I enjoy doing,
(SPEECH)I can do that up here. I can't do that elsewhere. And I think that has really played a key role in how I've reacted to the treatment. I got high-quality health care here in the Twin Ports, provided by people who are compassionate, who care about me as an individual, not just as a patient. And I'm doing it in a setting that's absolutely gorgeous. I'm looking out at Lake Superior. So when you ask, where else can you get that combination, I don't think there's any place else. There's nowhere else.
(DESCRIPTION)Text, Like Nowhere Else
Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.