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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
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
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
Belva Leer stands, arms crossed, smiling.

Breast cancer set nurse on a mission to help others

Two-time survivor's message: 'There is life with cancer and after cancer'
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Registered nurse Lindsey Fuller gives Ken Santemaa maintenance treatment.

Dad shares struggles in fight against follicular lymphoma

'Dad Against Cancer' blogger Ken Santema writes to help others
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 12 min read
Physical therapy assistant Jamie Thompson works with Mataya Duvall as she swings at Sanford Bemidji Children's Therapy.

Preschooler born with cancer now works at being a kid

Coping with effects of neuroblastoma, Mataya Duvall enjoys her physical therapy
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read
two guys in a studio smiling

A father and son’s journey through prostate cancer

Radio personalities Ray and Mark Ricci thank early cancer screening
SHN Staff SHN Staff 7 min read