Recent Stories


Dr. Shirlene Smook smiles and stands in a white coat and stethoscope.

Sanford doctor and cancer survivor stresses continuing care

It's safe to seek care, even during the COVID-19 pandemic
Simon Floss 5 min read
Sanford nurse practitioner smiles outside near a lake.

Sanford nurse practitioner writes book about battling cancer

Katherine Friese transformed breast cancer into an endurance sport — and won
Mick Garry 8 min read

What it’s like to beat ovarian cancer during a pandemic

Diana Dreyer navigated surgery, chemo, quarantine with family and Sanford Health
Simon Floss 12 min read
Sanford Health geneticist talks in a white coat with blue sculpture in background.

The Chip: Pursuit of DNA leads to life-saving discovery

Sanford Imagenetics helped a patient find a cancer risk that runs in the family
Mick Garry 7 min read

Safe, convenient mammograms: Tour a mobile screening unit

Sanford Health continues to offer mammograms-on-the-go to many rural areas
Simon Floss 4 min read
A mammography machine and breast image on a screen in a breast cancer screening room.

Mammography: Answers to common questions

When do you start? What are the benefits? A Sanford Health specialist explains
Katie Wright 4 min read

Mammogram detects breast cancer during pandemic

"I feel way more comfortable going to Sanford than I would to the grocery store"
Jon Berg 5 min read
Inanovate-David Ure

Cancer test invention spurs business spinoff in Sioux Falls

Former Sanford Health scientist, survivor developed a strategy
Jacqueline Palfy 14 min read
A Sanford Health patient checks in at the front desk with a nurse in PPE.

Preventive health screenings you should not postpone

Now is the time to take care of any screenings that you've put off
Mick Garry 8 min read
A Sanford patient and a teammate smile and put their arms around each other's shoulders at a baseball game.

Colonoscopy becomes lifesaver for baseball player, publisher

Billy McMacken survives stage 3 colorectal cancer with radiation, chemo, surgery
Mick Garry 17 min read