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Let's take back

the power

we've given to

the word cancer.

Say the word.

Just because you don’t have cancer doesn’t mean you’re not living with it.

Nearly everyone knows and cares about someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, but most of us still feel powerless to talk about it. It is a word that is loaded with fear, anxiety, and ignorance. We need a place where we can set those things aside, learn, and better understand what it means to live with cancer.

We can take back the power we’ve given the word “cancer.” We can start by not being afraid to say it.

Learn how

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Learning to live with cancer will not give you cancer.

Picture life with cancer.

Share pictures of life with cancer using the photo-sharing app Instagram on your smartphone. Just tag your photo with #PictureCancer.

We've discovered the cure for fear.

Say The Word in 140 characters.

We're taking back the power we've given the word cancer by curing fear through knowledge and support. Share your fears and send your support using hashtag #CureFear.

Avera Marshall @AveraMarshall

Deb Baumann talks about the potential for the new Avera Cancer Institute Marshall.

Cure Fear @CureFear

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Avera McKennan @AveraMcKennan

More than 11k women with ovarian cancer will lose the fight, but there are plenty refusing to give up.

Cure Fear @CureFear

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