Cancer Care Close to Home
Tel: 507-646-6979 Fax: 507-646-1417
More than one million people get cancer each year. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, this can be a confusing and scary time for both you and your loved ones. We’re here to help you through every step of your cancer journey. We provide advanced cancer care services in a comfortable, soothing setting. You’ll receive care close to home saving you, your friends and family the driving time and expense of staying overnight and eating out. Patients say we’ve made their lives easier by the cancer care resources we offer in Northfield.
We offer comprehensive cancer services including:
- Advanced diagnostic imaging (body and breast MRI, PET, CT, Ultrasound)
- Cancer Care Navigator – a guide to help you understand your cancer
- On-site cancer clinic where medical oncologists from Mayo Clinic and Minnesota Oncology see patients
- Full service chemotherapy and infusions in our state of the art Cancer Care & Infusion Center
- On-site lab services
- Surgical services, including tumor sampling (biopsy), removal of the tumor and reconstruction (if needed)
- Breast Care Center
- Mayo Clinic Radiation Therapy across the street
- Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Care & Infusion Center
The Cancer Care & Infusion Center was designed with you in mind. Rooms were designed with big, bright windows that let in natural light and offer a restful, scenic view of the natural prairie. In addition, our healing environment offers:
- On-site cancer clinic
- Chemotherapy and infusions
- Private bays with televisions/DVDs and scenic views
- Private rooms with beds for patients with extended treatments
- Reclining chairs with built-in warmers
- Wireless access
- Designated parking up at the front of the hospital
- Kitchenette for patient use
- Close access to caregivers
- Library resources with computer access
- On-site lab services
On-site Cancer Clinic
Medical oncologists from Mayo Clinic and Minnesota Oncology see patients in the clinic. There is also a nurse practitioner, certified oncology nurses, a Cancer Care Navigator, social services and nutritionists to help support you.
Cancer Care Navigator
A Cancer Care Navigator is available to help patients navigate their cancer diagnosis, from beginning through survivorship. The Cancer Care Navigator is an RN and helps:
Educate patients on diagnosis and treatment
Triage symptoms related to disease and treatment
Navigate the insurance system on behalf of the patient
Assist with patient and family paperwork
Liaison with the Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology providers and staff
Chemotherapy & Infusions
Chemotherapy and other infusions are offered five days a week. Therapy is administered by certified oncology nurses. Services offered include:
- Nurse Practitioner on site five days a week
- Oncology Certified Nurses
- Chemotherapy treatment for a variety of cancers
- IV Hydration
- Blood and blood component therapy
- Central line maintenance and care for Hickmans, PICCs and Port-A-Caths
We provide a variety of cancer related surgical services including General Surgery, Gynecological, Plastic (reconstructive surgery) and Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). Having this capability in Northfield, offers a great comfort for patients and their families in terms of quality of care, as well as the convenience of being close to home.
High quality imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and ongoing evaluation of treatment of cancer patients. We invest in state-of-the-art imaging technology. With this technology, providers are better able to diagnosis through imaging which can lead to less invasive biopsies. For more information on diagnostic imaging services we offer, click HERE.
Breast Care Center
The Breast Care Center provides comprehensive breast cancer support high-end, digital imaging with personalized education and support. Our goal is to provide complete and compassionate health care for all breast related issues in a quiet and comfortable setting. For more information, click HERE.
Mayo Clinic Radiation
We work closely with the Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists to provide radiation therapy to patients who need it at the Mayo Clinic Radiation Therapy across the street from the hospital. The world-class facility mirrors the technology and capability of the radiation oncology department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. It includes a state-of-the-art linear accelerator that delivers the external beam radiation that is used in 90 percent of radiation oncology cases. It is commonly used to treat lung cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer.
Having radiation therapy in Northfield is a great convenience to patients who live in Northfield and surrounding communities. Radiation treatment typically requires multiple visits that can extend over several weeks. The logistics can be exhausting for patients and their families who are already under a great deal of stress. Having this service nearby, saves patients driving time and the expense of staying overnight and eating out.
We also provide supportive care for patients receiving radiation treatment. This includes treatments such as IV hydration, intermittent IV pain medications, IV antiemetic administration, replacement of electrolytes, and lab draws.
The Cancer Care & Wellness Group
This Cancer Care & Wellness Group is intended for patients currently undergoing chemotherapy. It offers patients a chance for mutual support through shared stories and wellness activities and topics. The small group is offered in 6 weekly sessions in the fall, and 6 monthly sessions in the winter/spring. For more information, contact the Cancer Care Navigator at 507-646-6979.
Breast Cancer Support Group
The Breast Cancer Support Group is open to all, no matter where you are at in your breast cancer journey. It offers patients support and education and a chance to share stories. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00-6:30 pm. For more information, contact the Breast Care Coordinator at 507-646-1455.