The Nassif Community Cancer Center of Iowa Survivorship Clinic brings together the cancer support and cancer prevention services you need to transition from active cancer treatment to wellness. Our providers will work with you as a cancer survivor, even years after your cancer treatment is complete. Read survivor stories below.
Three years ago Cedar Rapids’ resident Rhonda Lichnerowicz endured her roughest year to date. Early in the year she lost her job after the company she worked for closed following the flood. A month later she received more devastating news. Read the rest of Rhonda’s story.
Hear part of Rhonda’s story.
Ami Ward – at 11 weeks pregnant in 2005 – discovered she had stage two ductal carcinoma, a type of breast cancer. She was 32 years old. Dr. Rasa Buntinas offered two treatment choices, a mastectomy and chemotherapy in her second trimester or abortion followed with a lumpectomy and radiation. Ami, already a mother of two, said abortion was not an option. Read the rest of Ami’s story.
The Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all cancer patients and their families through its philosophy of physician-driven, patient-centered care across the continuum.