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dense breast tissue: woman getting a mammogram

What you need to know about dense breast tissue

Breast density is the ratio of fat to tissue and glands on a mammogram
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Theresa Larson stands in a sunny hallway, smiling with her hands folded in front of her.

Theresa Larson: The root of nursing is serving

30-year RN now helps next generation of nurses as a leader and liaison
Jared Leighton Jared Leighton 10 min read
Chad Spartz wears a stocking cap and holds his infant son Jeff, wearing a plush red crown in front of the Christmas tree at the Sanford Children's Castle of Care.

Tree lighting & radiothon celebrate Christmas at the Castle

Benefit events Dec. 3, 5 & 6 ring in holidays for the whole family
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Farmer and cancer survivor Larry Eichstadt feeds a bottle of milk to a cow in a pen on his farm.

Cancer survivor shares the value in regular screenings

Minnesota farmer Larry Eichstadt got care close to his home and cattle
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A smiling woman with a baby girl on her lap talks about fertility preservation in an exam room with her oncologist.

Cancer survivor welcomes baby, thanks to her oncologist

Tiffany Olsen: Diagnosis 'doesn't have to be the end of those dreams' of family
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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
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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
Three individuals in a operating room setting

Artificial intelligence may help spot cancer in image scans

Sanford Health radiologists developing AI solution for oncology
Carson Walker Carson Walker 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