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Cancer Survivorship

Your survivorship journey begins the moment you hear the diagnosis – "You have cancer" – and continues through treatment and the remainder of your life. Choose Avera for treatment, comfort, support and care during each step of your survivorship journey.

Survivorship Resources

When you become part of the Avera Cancer Institute family, you can connect with others who deal with the same day-to-day concerns as you. Participate in one of our cancer support groups to share your story and benefit from a wide range of support services.

Visit the American Cancer Society for additional survivorship resources.

Sexual Medicine Program For Women

Cancer survivors – especially survivors of breast and gynecologic cancers – may experience changes in sexual function such as vaginal dryness, decreased desire and arousal or discomfort and pain during intercourse.

If you or a loved one struggles with one or more of these symptoms after cancer treatment, count on Avera’s Sexual Medicine Program – the first and only program of its kind in the region – to provide the help you need. This holistic and multi-disciplinary approach brings together experts from urogynecology, cancer care, counseling, physical therapy and more to restore this aspect of your life.

Watch the video: New Therapies for Pain after Cancer

Call 605-322-6700 to schedule a consultation with the region’s only board-certified and fellowship-trained urogynecologist Dr. Matthew Barker at Avera Medical Group Urogynecology.

24/7 Cancer Support

No matter where you live or receive care, you can call or email the Avera Cancer Institute with your cancer-related questions or concerns.


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