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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.

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Making Sense of Mammography Guidelines

Having worked in the breast health field for more than 20 years and counting, women often ask me how often they should have their mammogram. Breast cancer awareness is frequently in the news and, at times, conflicting messages are reported. Guidelines to other women’s health screenings have changed over the years, which add to the confusion regarding mammography. Read More »

National Cancer Survivors Day – Sunday, June 2, 2013

From family members to close friends, everyone knows someone whose life has been touched by cancer. On Sunday, June 2, 2013, people around the nation celebrated the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD). Many communities held celebrations to honor cancer survivors and show that there is life after a cancer diagnosis — a cause worth celebrating. Read More »

Are You At Risk For Developing A Skin Cancer?

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and while no cause of skin cancer has been found, risk factors have been identified. Some risk factors are passed down from parents to children through genes. Other risk factors are activities or lifestyles. 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

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

Avera Sacred Heart @AveraSHH

Doris Esparza refused to give in to her diagnosis of stage 4 breast cancer.

Cure Fear @CureFear

.@ estimates for lung cancer in 2013 are: about 228,190 new cases of lung cancer (118,080 in men & 110,110in women)

Avera McKennan @AveraMcKennan

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