Cancer

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…

“Healing Touch” energy therapy helps Sanford Health patients heal holistically

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A holistic medical approach at Sanford Health is giving patients the option to heal through energy therapy. For some patients at Sanford’s Southpointe Clinic in Fargo, recovery doesn’t begin with machinery or prescriptions. It begins simply with a pair of healing hands. “I started with Healing Touch when I got to the point where I needed…

Selfie studio donates proceeds to boy fighting cancer

"I wanted to do something that could give back to the family and help them with their medical needs."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – A creative art studio is giving people the chance to take picturesque photos while helping contribute to a good cause. Looking for a creative way to show her support, Natalie Sparrow of Fargo decided to turn selfies into a fundraising event. “With so many different fundraisers cancelled last year, I felt hey I could do something,…

Davies High School hosts ‘1 Million Meters for Mara Olson’

"She was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and so as a cross country team we decided to come up with a way that we could raise funds for her and her family."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Students and staff at a local high school are showing their support for a student battling cancer. Fargo Davies High School students held a 12 hour marathon event to show their support for Junior student Mara Olson. “Today’s fundraising event is called One Million Meters for Mara. Mara Olson, she was diagnosed with Leukemia in October and…