With extremely hot temps in the forecast, below are some tips for preventing heat related illnesses. Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask how much you should… more ›
Dr. Tod Speer, Medical Director and Radiation Oncologist at Willmar Regional Cancer Center heads up Speer Medical Technologies, located on the MinnWest Technology Campus in Willmar, MN. Dr. Speer is also an instructor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. When he’s not treating patients at Willmar Regional Cancer Center or… more ›
Name: Barbara Damm Title: Registered Nurse (RN), Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) How long have you worked at WRCC: 4 ½ years Where did you grow up: Danvers, MN Where did you attend high school: Benson, MN Where did you attend college: Worthington Community College (LPN) and Ridgewater College (RN) What do you like most about… more ›
Cancer care has been done in Willmar for more than 25 years. Prior to 2009, radiation was done at Rice and chemotherapy was done at Affiliated Community Medical Center (ACMC) and if a patient needed both radiation and chemotherapy, they had to go from the hospital to the clinic. In 2009, a “one-stop shop” for… more ›
Meet Candace Schoolmeesters, RHIT, CTR. Candace has worked in the cancer registry for over four years. Where did you grow up: St. Martin, MN Where did you attend high school: Albany High School, MN. Where did you attend college: I attended the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul for generals then Ridgewater College in… more ›
In honor of National Nurse’s Day last week, Caroline Chan from Project Turnabout and Barry the Bear from the Willmar Stingers visited our cancer center to thank our nurses and staff for all the work they do.
Janet is a two-time breast cancer survivor. Take a few minutes to listen to her story.