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I Can COPE with Breast Cancer!

Absorbing the news that you have a breast cancer diagnosis is challenging to say the least! Your emotions will be intense — feeling scared, anxious, out of control.
But you’re not alone in this journey. Your health care team will guide you through the coping process. Read More »

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Looking and Feeling First-Rate while Going through Cancer Treatments

Cancer treatment can make it difficult to look and feel your best, especially if you’re a woman. One of the most difficult things for anyone is looking in the mirror. Cancer treatment can cause multiple changes in appearance, serving as a constant reminder of the disease and making you look sicker than you may feel. Read More »

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Offering Help to Someone Going through Cancer Treatment

Many patients’ family and friends say “What can I do to help” or “How can I help?” But what does that truly mean?
People with cancer have a hard time figuring out what exactly you could do to help or what they need help with. Read More »

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Could a Lung Screening Save Your Life?

In my time at the Avera Cancer Institute in Mitchell, I have seen all kinds of people walk through the door. All with different kinds of cancer, one of the hardest ones to catch early is lung cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer for both men and women. Read More »

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Five Things You Should Know About Lung Cancer

A lung cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and confusing. Here are five things from the Patient Resource Cancer Guide from patientresource.com that you should know about lung cancer.

Not all lung cancers are the same.  As with many cancers, lung cancer is not just one disease. Read More »

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What Is an Oncology Navigator?

A cancer diagnosis can feel like the beginning of a long and confusing journey. Having a supportive, professional resource who can help answer questions, provide reminders and be that one steady person to guide the patient though the journey is comforting to patients and their families. Read More »

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