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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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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 »

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 »

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 »

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.

Cure Fear @CureFear

Dr. Kathleen Schneekloth, Radiation Oncologist, treats lung cancer patients each day

Avera Marshall @AveraMarshall

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

Cure Fear @CureFear

Lung cancer mainly occurs in older people. About 2 out of 3 people diagnosed with lung cancer are 65 or older.

Cure Fear @CureFear

Lung cancer accounts for about 14% of all new cancers.

Avera McKennan @AveraMcKennan

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