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Avera Medical Minute: AQOP Cancer Cnt.10th Anniversary 10/31/10

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Charlene Berke is the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center. Charlene Berke is the Director of Radiation Oncology at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center.

The Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center is celebrating 10 years of service to Mitchell and the area with an open house next month. Action News Anchor Nancy Naeve Brown talked with the Director of Radiation Oncology about their cancer program.

Charlene Berke, RT (R)(T) Director of Radiation Oncology at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center says, "We've been here for 10 years treating patients, we've seen over 3,000 different patients at Avera Queen of Peace either diagnosed or treated here. We've seen a tremendous community support with different events in the community to help us keep our program here. It's so important for people to have cancer care close to home so they have treatment and support of people to help during treatment. We've have been able to keep people local. When you have support, like spouses, family, kids, it makes a tremendous impact on your care and makes everything better for you when you go through cancer treatment."

There is an Open House at the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Center on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. The afternoon will feature self-guided tours, Lilly Oncology on Canvas art exhibition and the opportunity to meet and greet the Avera Queen of Peace Cancer Care Team physicians and staff. Refreshments will be served.
There is also a prayer, a program and rededication at 5 p.m. The open house is cosponsored by the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce, and all are invited to celebrate the first 10 years of the center's service to the Mitchell area.

For more information call 877-AT-AVERA or locally 605.995.2430.

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