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Skin Cancer Doesn’t Keep Roy Robertson On The Ground

Roy Robertson, a Monticello, Iowa native and retired aviation engineer of 42 years, was diagnosed with stage three melanoma in July of 2018. During a routine visit to see Dr. …

Ask the Expert: Melanoma Prevention, Causes & Risks, and Treatment

According to the American Cancer Society, the rates of melanoma are rising and about 96,480 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in 2019. Melanoma accounts for only about 1 percent …

Ask the Experts: Massage Therapy

Exercise and integrative wellness have been shown to provide many benefits to cancer patients. We are featuring our experts in a series of articles that will take a closer look …

Dave Van De Berg is thankful for his individualized care

“This was a good place for us to land, even before we knew it was cancer,” shares Jo Van De Berg, wife and caregiver of Dave Van De Berg, a …

Ask the Expert: What is DCISionRT testing for breast cancer?

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Nassif Radiation Center in collaboration with PCI Hematology and Oncology is the only provider of DCISionRT in Cedar Rapids. DCISionRT works to treat Ductal Carcinoma …

Ask the Expert: Tai Chi

Exercise and integrative wellness have been shown to provide many benefits to cancer patients. We will be featuring our experts in a series of articles that will take a closer …

DCISionRT Test Gives Patient Peace of Mind

“I’ll do whatever it takes to reduce my chance of cancer returning,” says Deb Novak of Marion, IA. Novak, an analyst at Transamerica and mother of two was diagnosed with …

Cancer Diagnosis: Tips for coping

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, knowing what to expect and making plans on how to proceed can help make this stressful time manageable. Our oncology social workers, Brittany Greig …

American Cancer Society Announces Drop in Cancer Death Rate

In January 2019 the American Cancer Society announced the cancer death rate has dropped 27 percent in 25 years, which translates to more than 2.6 million deaths avoided between 1991 …

Cancer and Exercise: How a little physical activity can go a long way

While the exact science behind why exercise helps to prevent cancer is still unknown, studies show there are three main factors that are thought to help decrease the risk. Exercise …