A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. At HealthPartners Cancer Care at Lakeview Hospital, we’re by your side to provide expert medical care and compassionate support during this difficult time.
From advanced diagnostics to the latest treatments and infusion therapies, our experienced team cares for a wide range of conditions. But what truly sets us apart is the support you’ll receive from the moment you walk through our doors.
We approach cancer treatment by understanding the impact it has both physically and mentally. Our combined team of oncologists, genetic counselors, surgeons, nurses and more will support you in mind and body as we create your personalized treatment plan.
We are trusted leaders in cancer care and infusion therapy across the St. Croix Valley. We’re on your team. And together, we’ve got this.
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Non-acute leukemia and lymphoma
- Colorectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Gynecologic cancer
- Melanoma (skin cancer)
- Urinary cancer
- Bleeding disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Clotting disorders
- Bone marrow disorders
We offer comprehensive services for diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support to ensure you have all the care you need. Our services include:
- Personalized treatment plans
- Infusion services, including chemotherapy, biotherapy and targeted agents
- Radiation therapy (we partner with Regions Hospital Cancer Center)
- Palliative care
- Clinical trials with the Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC)
Patients and families have access to many resources, including:
- Oncology nurse navigators for guidance and support
- Integrative medicine, such as aromatherapy, massage therapy and pet therapy
- Cancer rehabilitation
- Nutrition services
- Genetic counseling
- Chemotherapy class
- Chaplains and spiritual support
- Homecare and hospice
- Social workers
- Psychological support
- Support groups
- Survivorship health services
Some types of cancers run in families. Genetic counselors can help you learn more about the genetic cause of cancer and how it may affect you.
A genetic counselor will meet with you to:
- Review your medical and family history
- Discuss appropriate screenings based on personal and family history
- Review genetic testing, including if testing is appropriate, pros, cons and limitations
- Discuss emotional and social impact of genetic testing
- Review genetic test results, provide support and appropriate referrals
Consider genetic counseling if you, or a close relative has:
- Breast, colon or endometrial (uterine) cancer before age 50
- Melanoma before age 40
- Ovarian or pancreatic cancer at any age
- A total of 10 or more pre-cancerous colorectal polyps
- Two or more different cancers
- Several family members with cancer
- A family member that carries a known mutation in a cancer causing gene
Infusion therapy is when medication is administered into the bloodstream through an IV. We provide cancer infusions, as well as non-oncology infusions for a variety of conditions. Infusion types include biotherapy, targeted agents, blood transfusions, antibiotics, or medications to treat a variety of conditions.
During an infusion appointment, a patient rests in a chair while one of our certified oncology nurses places an IV to distribute their medication. We provide a comfortable setting for infusions, with options for private, semi-private or community seating. You’re welcome to bring a support person to sit with you.
Our oncology experts include medical oncologists and hematologists, surgeons, physician assistants, certified oncology nurses and nurse navigators, genetics counselors, palliative care physicians and dietitians.
Our board-certified hematologists study, diagnose and treat diseases of the blood. They also work alongside our board-certified oncologists to help determine the most effective infusion therapies to treat cancers of the organs, bones and other tissues.
Often your care will begin with meeting an oncologist, physician assistant or certified oncology nurse. They’re experts on cancer and will guide you to getting the care you need. They may coordinate with other doctors and specialists as needed, so everyone will know your story and work together to create the right care plan for you.
Your care plan may include testing, medication, infusion therapy, monitoring or a procedure.
Lakeview Hospital is located at 927 Churchill St. West in Stillwater, MN. We have designated parking for cancer and infusion patients in the Everett Green Lot at the intersection of Churchill Street West and Everett Street. You can enter the Cancer Center from this parking lot.