Podcasts


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Ep. 10: Mammogram callbacks: Should you be worried?

19 min  ⋅ October 3rd
Sanford Health radiologist Chris Johansen, MD, eases anxiety about breast cancer imaging
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Ep. 14: Colon cancer awareness and the importance of screenings

26 min  ⋅ March 14th
Colorectal screenings are important measures against colon cancer that start at age 45

Ep. 11: Importance of getting the HPV vaccine

20 min  ⋅ February 9th
The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer and other cancers later on in life. Dr. Brooke Jensen, discusses the importance of this vaccine.

Ep. 10: Blood and bone marrow transplant care at Sanford

39 min  ⋅ February 2nd
Providing a second chance by using the patient's own stem cells for treatment
Sanford Health doctor wearinga pink breast cancer awareness lanyard smiles and speaks into a microphone.

Ep. 19: Sanford Health, NCI connect to study, prevent cancer

22 min  ⋅ January 31st
The 'Connect' study will follow participants for 10+ years

Ep. 10: Preparing for your first mammogram

23 min  ⋅ October 19th
When scheduling your first mammogram, you may have questions. Dr. Christina Tello-Skjerseth shares information to help you know what to expect.
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Ep. 9: Sanford offers the I-SPY 2 clinical trial

12 min  ⋅ October 19th
Sanford offers the I-SPY 2 clinical trial, a novel treatment study for breast cancer

Ep. 8: Food and nutrition tips after cancer diagnosis

34 min  ⋅ October 14th
Keep a balanced approach to help your body work through cancer, chemotherapy

Ep. 13: Committing to a cure for cancer

16 min  ⋅ May 24th
Through CAR T-cells, Dr. Carl June has found a way to fight leukemia

Ep. 5: Supporting the caregiver beyond cancer diagnosis

25 min  ⋅ May 17th
Reminding all caregivers they are not alone
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Ovarian cancer survival rates improve in Sanford study

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