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Farmer and cancer survivor Larry Eichstadt feeds a bottle of milk to a cow in a pen on his farm.

Regular prostate screenings catch cancer recurrence early

Minnesota farmer Larry Eichstadt got care close to his home and cattle
Erin Mairose Erin Mairose 8 min read
David Huiskes plays cards in an infusion room while he undergoes cancer treatment. He is looking down while his opponent has her back to the camera.

Cancer survivor rings the bell to celebrate treatment’s end

'Tough it out' guy David Huiskes is grateful for quick diagnosis & treatment
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 5 min read
Shelly Thiewes stands with three other women at a Sanford Cancer Center booth.

Nurse supervisor grateful for clinic’s mammogram reminder

Planning a screening day prompted Shelly Thiewes and led to cancer discovery
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 8 min read
two guys in a studio smiling

A father and son’s journey through prostate cancer

Radio personalities Ray and Mark Ricci thank early cancer screening
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
Two women flexing in Minnesota Vikings gear -- the power of mom and daughter colonoscopy.

Mom and daughter learn colonoscopy is key to stopping cancer

After 34-year-old was diagnosed with colon cancer, her mom was diagnosed, too
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read
Sanford Health providers and genetic counselors work with families to determine if genetic testing is right for children

Genetic testing for pediatric cancer

When is it appropriate for a child to have a genetic test? Counselors weigh in.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 12 min read
David Rowe sitting at a desk looking at papers

Veteran David Rowe sees benefits, encourages genetic testing

Sanford Health offers all military & veteran patients genetic testing at no cost
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 8 min read
Andre Johnson, who bought male breast cancer, and his daughter

Male breast cancer: Pink stands for men, too — even farmers

“I was speechless. How can a male have breast cancer? How could this happen to me?"
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 min read
helpful tips to quit smoking or using tobacco

5 steps to quit smoking or using tobacco

“When people have been smoking for so long, it’s become part of their daily life."
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read
High school classmates Peggy Haken (in purple) and Marcia Johnson (in blue).

Classmates brought back together through breast cancer

“There we were, two in our class (of 21) with breast cancer."
Jane Heilmann Jane Heilmann 8 min read