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Kim Skarphol and her friends, all dressed in pink, raise their arms to cheer as they finish a run to Roger Maris Cancer Center.

Running her way through chemo with a whole crew

Friends of Kim Skarphol made running to cancer treatment a group effort
Simon Floss Simon Floss 7 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
Gary Burton lays back with cloths on his scalp as dermatologist Alyssa Hoverson performs Mohs surgery.

Skin cancer gives patient plenty of Mohs surgery experience

The treatment aims for a complete cure as well as a smaller scar
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read
Ethan Erickson sits in a wheelchair petting a fish.

Cancer patient, 12, gets one last fishing trip — at hospital

Sanford Health and state agency quickly pulled off surprise for boy & family
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 19 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
Cancer survivor Darlene Kloeppner, seated, wears a neck brace while talking with her doctor in an exam room.

She was given 5 years to live — almost 15 years ago

Darlene Kloeppner continues to defy odds after 2005 cancer diagnosis
SHN Staff SHN Staff 9 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
Josh Sanborn plays his guitar.

In grim leukemia battle, young man just kept going

Alarming complications cropped up, but nurses offered 'sense of community'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 10 min read
Belva Leer stands, arms crossed, smiling.

Breast cancer set nurse on a mission to help others

Two-time survivor's message: 'There is life with cancer and after cancer'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read