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cancer deaths decline: nurse talks with patient in scarf

Cancer deaths are on the decline in U.S., study says

Sanford Health screenings are key part of early detection
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 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
Pamela Harskamp wears a surgical mask while a Sanford oncology nurse leans over her in an exam room.

Cancer survivor shares importance of 3D mammography

Pamela Harskamp wants to use her experience with breast cancer to help others
Ashley Schwab Ashley Schwab 6 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
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
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
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
SHN Staff SHN Staff 5 min read
Farmer and cancer survivor Larry Eichstadt feeds a bottle of milk to a cow in a pen on his farm.

Regular prostate screenings catch cancer recurrence early

Minnesota farmer Larry Eichstadt got care close to his home and cattle
Erin Mairose Erin Mairose 8 min read
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
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 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