Recent Stories


Sanford Health patient in pink hat, pink shirt and face mask.

Patient is cancer-free after robotic-assisted surgery

In the hands of a surgeon, robot makes smaller incisions, easier recovery
Erin Johnson 5 min read
A Sanford Dermatology doctor and nurse look together at a skin sample under a microscope.

Get a skin check, then support skin cancer prevention

Safety in the Sun Run raises both awareness and funds for melanoma research
Simon Floss 6 min read
Patient enters new PET/CT Scanner at Sanford Fargo

Sanford Health Fargo installs state-of-the-art PET/CT system

New digital system is the first in the Dakotas, and the only one in a 250-mile radius
Jason Anschutz 5 min read
Two happy women are embracing while walking on snow-covered field on a sunny day.

How to learn your own breast density and cancer risk

Screening on schedule can help detect breast cancer, even in the snowiest images
Dawn McCarty 5 min read
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 fight 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