May 23, 2019

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The Important Role of Pathology at Willmar Regional Cancer Center

As a pathologist at Rice Memorial Hospital, Dr. Steve Vanderwerf is used to working behind the scenes—at least when it comes to patient care. But his job is a very important one for Willmar Regional Cancer Center. How Pathology Ties into Willmar Regional Cancer Center Pathology is the study of organs, tissues and bodily fluids, [More]

Radiation Oncologist Dr. Tod Speer Getting Back to Patient Care at the Willmar Regional Cancer Center

The Willmar Regional Cancer Center’s (WRCC) newest radiation oncologist Dr. Tod Speer is used to Midwestern living. He grew up near Chicago and most recently lived in Madison, Wis., where he worked at the University School of Medicine as a clinical assistant professor in human oncology.  Though he enjoyed his job, he decided he wanted [More]

Genetics, Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Should I Be Tested for a Gene Mutation?

Undoubtedly if you own a TV, computer or smart phone, you’ve seen the news about Angelina Jolie.  A BRCA1 carrier, she’s been recognized for her courageous decision to get a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting the same cancers that both her mom and aunt lost their cancer battles to.  It’s a story [More]

Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines

October is National Breast Cancer month and while we see many sports organizations and other groups in the area are wearing pink to show their support to help raise awareness, at ACMC we want to start with you! Breast cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States [More]