Breast Health Stories

Celebrating Her Victories

A small lump under Eva Horner’s arm led to over a year of treatments for breast cancer. Throughout surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, this Hudson woman embraced life and was confident that she would get better.

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An Annual Event

The reason that Karen Rene never skips her mammogram is simple. The woman who gives her the test every year at Sanford Health Jamestown cared enough to explain why this screening was essential to her health.

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A Hope For Change

Yvonne Lee never gave up hope that she could treat her breast cancer, says her son, Dr. John Lee. Sanford’s biobank will allow patients like his mother to get world-class treatments and care, close to home, the cancer researcher says.

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Images of Life

At age 27, DeAnn O'Hara loved her life. She and husband Patrick worked as customs border protection officers on the Canadian border. But her discovery of a fast-growing breast lump changed everything.

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Righting A Wrong

Sanford Researcher David Pearce knows what it’s like to lose a loved one to breast cancer. This leading expert in childhood genetic disease explains how the Sanford Health BioBank will unlock the answers to breast cancer treatments and eventually a cure.

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The Birthday Gift

Carla Hansen expected her mammogram at age 53 would be normal, just like all the earlier ones. But when the unexpected happens? Today she fully appreciates the value of this lifesaving tool.

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Inspired to Navigate

Donna Dwire first met radiologist Thomas Cink when she was being diagnosed with breast cancer. Learn how the doctor and his colleagues at the Breast Health Institute both healed her and inspired her to become a patient navigator.

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