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VIDEO: Learn About This Mom’s Cancer Journey with Avera Second-Opinion Clinic

Sue Studt is a busy wife, mom, and businesswoman. Watch her remarkable story of her breast-cancer journey and how things simply fell into place when it came to her treatment and recovery with Avera Breast Center. Read More »
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A Look at Innovative Approaches to Cancer Care

Avera Cancer Institute never stops looking for advanced technology to help its patient. Here’s a brief look at some approaches and medical equipment that truly continues the top-quality approach patients expect from Avera. Contrast-Enhanced Spectral Mammography (CESM): The SenoBright CESM technology in use at Avera Breast Center, Prairie Center, allows multidisciplinary teams to confirm findings – especially in dense breast tissue – and locate lesions or tumors when initial screenings are inconclusive. Read More »
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Avera Cancer Institute Pierre Offers Excellent Care that Continues to Strengthen

While excitement is building about construction of the Helmsley Center as new home to Avera Cancer Institute in Pierre, a local cancer expert reminds us that Avera already has a strong offering of cancer care services in South Dakota’s capital city. Read More »
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How Patients Benefit from Robotics in Surgery

If you need surgery, you might have the option of a robotic procedure. It could mean less pain, less bleeding, less risk of complication and a shorter recovery. “We’re using robotics for more procedures than ever before,” said Luis Rojas, MD, Avera Medical Group gynecologic oncologist. Read More »
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VIDEO: Watch How a Vermillion Native Made it Through Tough Times Facing Cancer

Gayle Bliss of Vermillion, S.D., found that going through a breast-cancer diagnosis once is bad, but faced it twice. Watch her video to learn more about what got her through her worst days and what a difference her diagnosis has made in her life. Read More »
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VIDEO: Iowa Woman Shares Her Cancer Story

Just a few weeks after her 40th birthday party, Rock Rapids, Iowa native Lisa Dieren’s busy life changed forever: she found a lump in her breast. Dieren is among the group of women whose breast tissue is dense, so her mammography was unable to help doctors detect this lump. Read More »
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