Recent Stories


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 Mick Garry 17 min read
Dr. Preston Steen meets with an older female patient in a chemotherapy room.

Grant gives Sanford access to national cancer trials

Close to home, patients can join clinical trials trying to improve cancer care
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Mammography continues during the covid pandemic. Close up of pink ribbon badge on woman's chest to support breast cancer cause.

Breast cancer severity goes down with mammography screening

It's important to keep your screenings on schedule, even during pandemic
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 5 min read
cancer survivor Megan McManus applies sunscreen to her arm

Melanoma survivor who had cancer at age 15: Save your skin

Heading out after staying in? Don't forget the sunblock
SHN Staff SHN Staff 11 min read
Breast cancer survivor Jessica Arend sits with her husband and three sons in their backyard.

‘I never thought breast cancer would hit me’

Breast cancer survivor shares how she put breast cancer in rearview mirror
Jessica Arend Jessica Arend 6 min read
3D mammography nurse technician patient

5 reasons to get a 3D mammogram

3D mammograms can provide earlier detection, fewer additional tests and reduced anxiety
Keeley Meier Keeley Meier 6 min read
cancer deaths decline: nurse talks with patient in scarf

Cancer deaths are on the decline in U.S., study says

Sanford Health screenings are key part of early detection
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 min read
Pamela Harskamp wears a surgical mask while a Sanford oncology nurse leans over her in an exam room.

Cancer survivor shares importance of 3D mammography

Pamela Harskamp wants to use her experience with breast cancer to help others
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 min read
Denise Kaeslin, a breast cancer survivor and supporter of Sanford Health's survivorship program, stands in front of a cornfield ready to be harvested.

Taking cancer survivorship care to the next level, for all

Inclusive care for cancer survivors is part of $1.8 million CDC grant
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 14 min read
dense breast tissue: woman getting a mammogram

What you need to know about dense breast tissue

Breast density is the ratio of fat to tissue and glands on a mammogram
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read