January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Cervical cancer begins when normal cells on the surface of the cervix change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the… more ›
A lot happens in a year and at Willmar Regional Cancer Center that is very true. Amy Mugge came on as the director, Dr. Joanne Monterroso was welcomed as a new medical oncologist-hematologist and the clinic received a national award for patient satisfaction. Download the 2015 Happenings (pdf).
KWLM – 1340 AM’s Open Mic with Willmar Regional Cancer Center (WRCC) & Todd Bergeth took place on Friday, December 11. Amy Mugge, Dr. Tod Speer and Lead RN, Rachel Louwagie were present from WRCC. Listen to the recording at http://www.willmarradio.com/kwlm/on_demand/open_mic/ and click on Willmar Cancer Center.
The treatment of cancer using radiotherapy is largely dependent on the accuracy of the radiation beam as well as the quality of the design and delivery of the treatment. Radiation treatment plans are individualized based on specific patient characteristics. To improve targeting the cancer and avoid unnecessary radiation to normal tissues, the design and planning… more ›
Willmar Regional Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Hematologist-Oncologist, Joanne Monterroso, M.D. to its oncology team in Willmar. Dr. Monterroso earned her Medical Degree from Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency with Michigan State University-Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, and her Hematology Oncology Fellowship with Fletcher Allen Health Care, University… more ›
When Sherrie Grindy was diagnosed with cancer last fall, she made a special request of her friends in the New London-Spicer Garden Club. She asked them to split up her perennials and sell them at the club’s annual plant sale. Her friends wouldn’t think of it… her gardens were beautiful, her pride and joy… and… more ›
Willmar Regional Cancer Center (WRCC) hosted the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Connection on Friday, May 15, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. More than fifty chamber members joined us for coffee and a light breakfast. WRCC Director, Amy Mugge, RN, shared the history and current highlights of our center, and attendees were offered… more ›
By Anne Polta, Reporter of West Central Tribune Willmar – An oncology panel from the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in Minneapolis had a wealth of information on cancer of the esophagus to share with the 100 people attending the West Central Cancer Symposium Wednesday. They gave statistics, described treatment regimens and provided an overview of… more ›
For many patients with early-stage lung cancer, the standard treatment—surgery—is not an option because coexisting conditions make surgery too risky. A new treatment option for select patients with small, early-stage tumors of the lung, or isolated recurrences from various types of cancers is now available at Willmar Regional Cancer Center. Having the prescription from the… more ›
Willmar Medical Services is pleased to announce that Amy Mugge, RN, has been hired as the new Director for Willmar Regional Cancer Center. She replaces Kellie Prentice, who has been serving as the interim director since July 2014. Mugge most recently served as an RN Manager with Northland Assisted Living in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota. She… more ›