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Linear accelerator marchine aims a green beam of light onto a table in a treatment room at Sanford Health.

Worthington invests $3M in tech for rural cancer care

Linear accelerator delivers latest in radiation therapy close to home
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
Dr. Steven Powell sits in his lab at Sanford Research

Sanford cancer clinical trial shows improved outcomes

Study added immunotherapy drug to standard head and neck cancer treatment
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 7 min read
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
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