Services

North Memorial's Humphrey Cancer Center offers the following services:



Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

It's important to detect cancer early, when treatment has the best chance for a cure. We work with primary care and specialty physicians to help you learn about steps you can take to prevent cancer and how to detect it. Read more...

Cancer Education & Support

We know a cancer diagnosis not only affects you but also your family. That’s why we offer patient-family education services and support groups, including Cancer Caregiver's Group, and a Cancer & the Family Series for adults, children and teens. Read more...

Lung Cancer Program

As one of the only specialized programs in the metro area, the North Memorial Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Program offers patients with lung cancer and their families a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care. Read more...

Clinical Research

If you and your physician decide that a clinical trial is in your best interest, we can facilitate your access to clinical studies. These trials are strictly controlled studies of new and upcoming therapies that try to answer scientific questions and to find better ways to prevent, diagnose or treat cancer. Ask your doctor if any clinical trials apply to you.

Oncology Pharmacy

The oncology pharmacy offers prompt on-site services to our patients. Functioning as both an infusion and retail pharmacy, we are able to provide all of the medication needs of the cancer patient. Read more...

Hematology

Hematology includes the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the blood. Our physicians, who specialize in hematology and oncology, evaluate and treat patients with abnormalities of the blood, such as anemia, bleeding and clotting disorders. Read more...

Genetics Program

Our genetics program was created in 1998 to provide risk assessment, genetic counseling and genetic testing services for families seeking information about their cancer risk. Some families have a high cancer risk due to inherited genetic factors. Genetic testing can help these families better understand their risk for cancer and determine the screening and prevention efforts that will be most effective.

Acupuncture

An acupuncturist is available to provide treatment at any point during your treatment. Acupuncture may help to relieve side effects, such as nausea, pain, hot flashes or anxiety, that’s caused by your diagnosis and treatment.

Cancer Registry

The Cancer Registry collects information on those diagnosed with cancer such as diagnosis, extent of disease, treatment and outcomes for each cancer patient. With this information, we can aid in achieving the goal of prevention, control and eradication of cancer.

Hospice Care

If the focus of care shifts from active treatment to supportive and comfort care, we have hospice services available. This care is provided in the best and most comfortable environment, including your own home, a private hospital setting or a residential hospice facility.

Multidisciplinary Cancer Conferences

As part of our accreditation by the American College of Surgeons, we at the Humphrey Cancer Center conduct weekly cancer conferences wherein physicians and multidisciplinary allied health professionals meet to review the details of a patient's disease and define a care plan. Download an article about the Cancer Center's tumor conferences by Medical Director Avanti Mehrotra, MD. 

Nutrition Services

A healthy lifestyle is extremely important when you have cancer. Food is one of the few things you can be in control of during your treatment. Our registered dietitian is available to assess your nutritional needs and to develop a personalized program to improve your health before, during and after treatment.

Palliative Care

Palliative care addresses the emotional, physical, practical, and spiritual issues of cancer. This care is provided from the time of diagnosis and throughout the course of illness. We have a specialist on staff who provides these services, allowing patients the care necessary for both mind and body.

Rehabilitation

We offer access to physical therapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation services. Cancer rehabilitation helps a person with cancer obtain the best physical, social, psychological, and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. The goal of rehabilitation is to help a person regain control over many aspects of their lives and remain as independent and productive as possible. Rehabilitation can be valuable to anyone with cancer and those recovering from cancer treatment.

Financial Counseling

We offer free financial counseling services to each patient and family. This includes a complete financial review and detailing of all out-of-pocket obligations. Our financial counselor is experienced in finding appropriate resources that can assist qualifying patients with co-pay obligations, prescription/treatment coverage and household expenses.