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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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Staying Fit During Cancer Treatment

Exercise is important even while undergoing cancer treatment. It helps to maintain weight, improve mood, boost energy and promote better sleep; it is also enjoyable. However, many times I see patients who quit their exercise routine during cancer treatment.
While it is important to follow your physician’s orders for medication, it is equally important to follow an exercise routine while undergoing cancer treatments. Read More »

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You Have Cancer … Now What?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is scary and overwhelming.  When cancer enters the picture, life becomes disrupted, fear sets in and answers may not come quickly enough. The next few days and weeks is a time to be very kind to yourself and let your health care provider assist you.   Read More »

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