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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Annual Case Load

Contact Info

800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
United States


Phone (612) 863-4633
http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/vpci





Network Members

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
800 East 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/anw.nsf/page/vpci


District One Hospital-Part of Allina Health
200 State Avenue
Faribault, MN
http://www.allinahealth.org/District-One-Hospital/


River Falls Area Hospital
1629 East Division Street
River Falls, WI
www.riverfallsareahospital.com


United Hospital
333 North Smith Avenue
St. Paul, MN
www.allina.com


Commission on Cancer

Available Services

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Radiation Oncology Services
  • Systemic Therapy Services
  • Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients
  • Psychosocial and Supportive Services
  • Support Groups
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Education Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Screening and Early Detection Programs
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • Nutrition Services
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Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography for Mammography
  • Fluorescence Bronchoscopy
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography Scan (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan (PET)
  • Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI)
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) (by referral)
  • Echocardiography
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy

Radiation Oncology Services

  • Brachytherapy - High Dose Rate (HDR)
  • Electron Beam
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Radiosurgery to treat brain tumors
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Computerized Treatment Planning
  • HDR Radiation Therapy System
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Systemic Radioisotopes
  • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)

Systemic Therapy Services

  • Infusion Center with Chemotherapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (by referral)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Stem Cell Transplant (by referral)
  • TheraSphere/SIR-Sphere
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy

Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients

  • Patient library
  • Brochures/Pamphlets
  • Internet Access
  • Patient information packets
  • Research Coordinator/Nurse

Psychosocial and Supportive Services

  • Caregiver and Family Counseling
  • Case Management and/or Patient Navigation
  • Child Life Program
  • Community Resource Coordination (e.g. transportation, financial resources)
  • Hospice
  • Lodging Assistance (by referral)
  • Patient Resource Center or Library
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pet Therapy (by referral)
  • Psycho-Education to Enhance Coping Skills
  • Adjustment to Illness Counseling
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Art Therapy
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessment
  • Complementary Medicine Program
  • Facilitation of Patient/Family, Provider Communication
  • Fertility Counseling (by referral)
  • Home Care Program
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Consult
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Music Therapy
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Pain and Palliative Care Program
  • Sexuality Counseling (by referral)
  • Support and Education Related to Parenting through Cancer
  • Survivorship Program
  • Wellness Program

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group (by referral)
  • Family/Children Support Group (by referral)
  • General Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Loss/Bereavement Support Group (by referral)
  • Young Adult Support Group (by referral)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Transplant Support Group (by referral)
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Other Site-Specific Support Group

Rehabilitation Services

  • Lymphedema Program
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Prosthetic Services
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Stomal Services/Wound Care Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Procedures

  • Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration
  • Limb Perfusion (by referral)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Robotic Assisted Procedures
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (by referral)
  • Cryosurgery
  • Microwave Ablation (by referral)
  • Catheter based Partial Breast Irradiation (ex: Mammosite) (by referral)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education Programs

  • Breast
  • Cervix
  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Skin
  • General Cancer

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Nutritional Dietary Education Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Program (by referral)
  • Exercise Program
  • Weight Control Program

Screening and Early Detection Programs

  • Mammography
  • Pap Test (by referral)
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test (by referral)
  • Oral Exam (by referral)
  • PSA Blood Test (by referral)
  • Skin Exam (by referral)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Reduced Cost Mammography
  • Testes Exam (by referral)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer
  • Reduced Cost Cervical Cancer Testing (by referral)
  • Cervical Cancer Testing (by referral)
  • Liquid-based Pap Test (by referral)
  • Endometrial Biopsy (by referral)
  • Colorectal Screening (by referral)
  • CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy) (by referral)
  • Double-Contrast Barium Enema
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (by referral)
  • Stool DNA (by referral)
  • Prostate Screening (by referral)
  • Digital Rectal Exam (by referral)
  • Thyroid Exam (by referral)
  • Lymph Node Exam (by referral)
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening (by referral)
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Human Papilloma Virus Test (by referral)

American Cancer Society Services

  • Transportation Services (by referral)
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • Hope Lodge (by referral)
  • I Can Cope (by referral)
  • Lodging Services (by referral)
  • Look Good... Feel Better
  • Patient Navigator Program
  • Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer
  • Road to Recovery (by referral)

Nutrition Services

  • Screenings or assessments for nutrition-related concerns
  • Nutritional counseling and education