prostate cancer

Clay County Attorney: prostate cancer ‘changed my life’

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – In the words of Clay County Attorney Brian Melton, “it’s good to be alive.” Melton, who underwent surgery for prostate cancer in 2018, learned earlier this year that some cancer had returned. Doctors recommended several sessions of additional radiation treatments. Melton says after completing those treatments, he’s now considered cancer-free. Melton says he had no symptoms…

Governor Dayton Declared Cancer Free

Dayton said a screening last December saved his life

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton says he is cancer free and he has proclaimed this as “Cancer Screen Week” in Minnesota. He encourages all Minnesotans to talk to their health care providers about cancer risk factors and recommended screening options. Dayton said a screening last December saved his life. The Democrat announced earlier this year that he…

Gov. Dayton Recovering After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

A spokesman says Dayton's surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning

  ROCHESTER, Minn. — Minnesota Gov. Dayton has gone under the knife to treat his prostate cancer. The Democrat had surgery this morning at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. A spokesman says Dayton’s surgery went as planned and concluded around 11:30 this morning. Dayton expects to spend the night in the hospital but will return to his normal work schedule next…

MN Governor Dayton Gives Cancer Treatment Update

Gov. Dayton will undergo surgery in early March at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

In a statement from the office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton: This morning, Governor Mark Dayton posted the following on his personal Facebook page, regarding his treatment decision for his recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. Last week, Governor Dayton visited Mayo Clinic in Rochester for two scheduled appointments regarding this diagnosis. Please contact me directly with any questions.  “As you…

Early Screening for Prostate Cancer Key to Survival

All men are encouraged to begin screening after turning 50

Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer for men and it’s a highly survivable disease if caught early. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 90 percent of those diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive if it’s caught early. Since preventing prostate cancer is not possible, catching the disease early is vital part in survival….