Women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer increasingly choose breast conservation therapy (BCT). With this option, the cancerous tumor is surgically removed in a process known as a lumpectomy. To minimize the chances of the cancer returning, physicians recommend a course of follow-up treatment which includes radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy. Radiation… more ›
After a cancer diagnosis, finding the best medical care is a priority. Willmar Regional Cancer Center gives patients from west central and southwest Minnesota access to current therapies, clinical trials, and personalized care in a modern, state-of-the-art facility that’s close to home. We also collaborate with specialists at other cancer centers
to accommodate local treatment whenever possible.
It's the best care. Right here.
Patients and Families
Your First Visit
We know you have a lot of questions about your first visit to Willmar Regional Cancer Center. What should you expect? What should you ask? … more ›
Cancer Support Group: You are not alone
No one knows what you’re going through better than another cancer patient or caregiver. Willmar Regional Cancer Center offers an ongoing support group... more ›
Research and Clinical Trials
Advances in the prevention and treatment of cancer and controlling the side effects of cancer treatment depend on information gained from … more ›
News & Updates
Dr. Joanne Monterroso Now Seeing Patients at Swift County Benson Hospital
Dr. Joanne Monterroso, Medical Oncologist/Hematologist is now seeing patients at Swift County Benson Hospital every other Wednesday. Dr. Monterroso received her MD from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala. She completed...
Cancer Support Group: You are not alone.
Cancer Support Group: You are not alone, is a new support group hosted by Willmar Regional Cancer Center open to anyone diagnosed with cancer, any stage, any age! We will be...
Willmar Regional Cancer Center welcomes Hematologist/Oncologist Jose Ignacio Ruades Ninfea, M.D.
Dr. Jose Ruades, Hematologist/Oncologist Willmar Regional Cancer Center is pleased to announce the addition of Oncologist/Hematologist, Jose Ignacio Ruades Ninfea, M.D. Dr. Ruades received his M.D. from Universidad...
Rice Memorial, ACMC Health and CentraCare Health in talks to create a new regional health system
ACMC Health and Rice Memorial Hospital announced today that they have taken initial steps to create a new regional health system in partnership with CentraCare Health. Rice Memorial Hospital board...
Welcome, Director, Mary Kjolsing, RN
Mary Kjolsing Willmar Regional Cancer Center is pleased to welcome Mary Kjolsing, RN as their Director. Prior to this position, Mary worked at Rice Memorial Hospital for 42...
A Legacy of Providing Cancer Care for Our Region
In 1988, Dr. J. Michael Ryan joined ACMC as a Medical Oncologist. Prior to coming on staff, Dr. Ryan had been serving patients at ACMC in Willmar as a visiting...
Willmar Regional Cancer Center Earns National Accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at Willmar Regional Cancer Center, a joint venture of Rice...
Life, Love and Heroes
By: Darlene Christenson – Bird Island, MN Life’s experiences are unique, and how we deal with those experiences is our own choice. However, sometimes our choices may be influenced by our...
This is my Story: Teresa Carlson
Teresa is a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Willmar Regional Cancer Center in Willmar, Minnesota.
Tips for Preventing Heat Related Illness
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...