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Multi-Dimensional Breast Care at Avera

Many women age 40 and older at one point have experienced a phone call alerting them that they need further testing after a screening mammogram found an area of concern. While in many cases these turn out to be non-cancerous, the stress and worry are real. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

Sharing “Faith, Hope and Love” because of Avera’s Patience, Care and Compassion

I’d like to share a story about a cancer patient who benefited from holistic care at the Prairie Center, and she began to “pay it forward” by making beautiful quilts that display her gratitude… Registered nurses know so much about care that when they receive it, they can be considered true experts on its quality, much like chefs who review restaurants. Read More »
Cancer Care, Integrative Medicine · McKennan

Lung Cancer Screenings: A Painless Peace of Mind

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in South Dakota and in the United States. It has caused more deaths than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. There’s no better way to increase your awareness than getting a lung cancer screening. Read More »
Cancer Care · Queen of Peace

A Microscopic Mystery

Look at blood smeared across a slide under a microscope, and you see a mystery revealed. The ruby-colored, vital, fluid of life we call blood is made of lots of stuff. There’s the liquid plasma that moves cells and protein; the red cells that bring oxygen around the body; the platelets that stop bleeding; and the different kinds of white cells that fight infection in a wide variety of ways. Read More »
Cancer Care · Avera Health

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 »
Cancer Care · Queen of Peace

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 »
Cancer Care · Queen of Peace