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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?"
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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."
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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
survivors

Revive: Survivors gather at breast cancer retreat

"This retreat is a great way for me to connect with people that know exactly what I am going through"
Avatar Megan Quandt 3 min read
Danyell and Sophie Skillman in front of the Grand Canyon

Wisdom Study leads woman to breast cancer gene discovery

'It becomes less about me and more about my family or more about my kids and wanting to watch them live a long, healthy life.'
Carson Walker Carson Walker 7 min read
women standing infront of edith sanford sign

Breast reconstruction during mastectomy surgery

'I went to sleep with breast cancer and woke up with new breasts and no cancer.'
Carson Walker Carson Walker 11 min read
Dennis Zeto, who battled bladder cancer

Using every tool at his disposal to beat bladder cancer

'For me, that was my faith, my family and the support I received from my care team.'
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 5 min read
exterior of the Sanford Joe Leuken Cancer Center

Sanford Joe Lueken Cancer Center opening soon

It has 20 infusion suites, 15 exam rooms, on-site infusion pharmacy and lab services, boutique, bistro, garden and other patient-centered amenities.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 4 min read
colonoscopy: guy standing outside in winter

Colonoscopy: North Dakota rancher regrets skipping it

Like a lot of farmers and ranchers, Lynn Gustin was itching for warmer weather, so he could get back into the field, during an interview in early 2018. The 59-year-old has a lot more peace of mind than four years before when he went in for his first colonoscopy and heard the word nobody wants […]
Jon Berg Jon Berg 5 min read
Chalene Siddens smiling with family getting her hair done

Breast cancer journeys different for every woman

Sanford Bemidji's entire oncology team works together to develop treatment plans to fit each patient's specific needs both medically and emotionally.
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read