Cancer

Actor-comedian Louie Anderson undergoing cancer treatment

(louieanderson.com)LOS ANGELES – A spokesman for Louie Anderson says the actor and comedian is being treated for cancer in a Las Vegas hospital. Anderson’s longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz says he was diagnosed with a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and “is resting comfortably.” Anderson is a Minnesota native who grew up in St. Paul. He now lives in Las Vegas. Anderson…

Jean Rounds, wife of Sen. Mike Rounds, dies from cancer

Sen. Mike Rounds, Jean RoundsSIOUX FALLS, S.D.  – Jean Rounds, the wife of Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota, has died in hospice care. She was 65. Jean Rounds had been undergoing treatment for cancer since May of 2019. Doctors initially found a malignant, aggressive tumor near her sciatic nerve and she underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery….

Following cancer diagnosis, Sen. Klobuchar introduces legislation promoting preventative health care

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Following her own cancer diagnosis, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is introducing legislation to promote preventative health screenings. “I am sharing my story to call attention to the fact that many people have been delaying routine exams and screenings because of the pandemic,” she said Thursday. “I know that because I delayed mine.” Klobuchar was diagnosed with breast…

Klobuchar had breast cancer, says treatment went well

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she has been treated for breast cancer and the treatment “went well.” The 61-year-old tweeted Thursday that the cancer was found in February during a routine mammogram, and eventually she had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer. She said she completed radiation treatment in May, and a checkup in August found she…

People Who Are Immunocompromised Encouraged To Get Booster Shot

FARGO, N.D. — Additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines are now recommended for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems. North Dakota Department of Health is urging those North Dakotans to consider getting the additional dose to increase their immunity to COVID. Included in CDC’s recommendation are recipients of organ or stem cell transplants, people with advanced or untreated HIV…

Contractors build free handicap-accessible ramp for Fargo woman

The new ramp will help provide a sense of safety for Barbara Sather who's been left with lingering effects after her battle with cancer.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Local contractors are giving one local woman a little more sense of freedom by helping build a handicap-accessible ramp at her doorstep. “They had a ramp before that we are replacing with a permanent ramp so it’s definitely a rewarding deal,” Remodelers Council Chairman Steve Schall said. Barbara Sather who’s dealing with an acquired brain injury…

Mother & Daughter Share Experience with Colon Cancer

They are hoping to bring awareness to topic in the community.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Strength and determination are two words that best describes the journey Amanda Houston and her mother overcame. “Very up and down emotions,” said Houston. At age 34 Amanda received the news every person regrets hearing. “I had been experiencing some symptoms for a while and went in to receive a colonoscopy and they did find that…

“Battle of Cents-es” Raises More Than $7,300 For NDSU Grad With Rare Cancer

FARGO, N.D. — The 10th annual “Battle of the Cents-es” raises more than $7,300 for a NDSU grad battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The fundraising competition pitting the College of Engineering against the College of Health Professions was held last week. Teams earned positive points for change or Venmo donations while paper bills were subtracted from the…

Battle of the Cent-es fundraiser helps NDSU graduate battling cancer

All proceeds will go towards helping an NDSU graduate battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – NDSU student ambassadors are back with the 10th annual Battle of the Cents-es fundraiser. It’s NDSU’s College of Engineering versus the College of Health Professions to collect as many funds as possible for a good cause in the annual event. This year, 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards helping support NDSU graduate Jordyn Meskan…