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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

Mammogram detects breast cancer during pandemic

'Cancer does not wait for COVID to go away'
Jon Berg Jon Berg 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
Through the new COVID-19 home monitoring program, Sanford Health doctors and nurses can keep tabs on patients virtually.

Sanford encourages video visits for regular appointments

Patients can see their providers from the comfort and safe distance of home
Courtney Collen Courtney Collen 7 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
colorectal cancer screening: men and boy eating lunch

Colorectal cancer screening: Check out the options

With early detection, colon cancer is 90% treatable
SHN Staff SHN Staff 8 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
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