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
Tennyson Erickson takes a video call outside while friends and family watch

NFL star brightens end of chemo at Sanford Children’s

Patient gets a surprise call from an old friend: Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 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
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
Dr. Chery Hysjulien, Dr. Lyndsey Harper and Dr. Shelby Terstriep stand together during their efforts on the Rosy app

Cancer & intimacy: Sanford docs add to an app for that

Oncologist and psychologist host video classes on Rosy sexual health resource
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Scott Verkulien points to a silver bell on the wall of the cancer center. Survivors get to ring on their last day of treatment.

High schooler helps others after bout with lymphoma

Student athlete Scott Verkulien took on cancer his senior year of high school
Mick Garry Mick Garry 13 min read

A healthy diet: Your first line of defense against disease

Along with exercise, a balanced diet helps to ward off chronic illness
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read

Sanford oncologist helps ease patient worry during pandemic

When navigating a patient's cancer journey, Dr. Nurkic "treats them like family"
Simon Floss Simon Floss 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