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Healthy and Safe Grilling Quiz with Recipes

If you are like many eastern Iowans, you dust off the grill for summer parties, family gatherings and quick and easy picnics. But how much do you know about making …

The Relationship Between Nutrition and Cancer

Did you know you can reduce your risk of cancer by eating a nutritious diet? Although cancer prevention continues to be researched, we do know the chances of developing cancer …

Pat’s Story: Cancer prevention can begin with knowing your family history

Pat Brady was attending a family reunion in the summer of 2018 when she learned several cousins had undergone predictive genetic testing for cancer. With a history of cancer throughout …

Survivor’s Month: “Find Your Inner Spirit”

June was Survivor’s Month at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. All month long, survivors shared the names of people who supported and inspired them throughout their cancer journey …

8 Healthy Summer Foods to Add to Your Diet

This article is a chance to “pat ourselves on the back” for the healthy things we are already eating or drinking. Plus it is a chance to learn more about …

“They are my shining stars!”

Cancer survivor is grateful for her support at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center In 2015, Natalie Rees had a colonoscopy, which led to a minor surgery to remove …

Ask the Expert: What is survivorship support?

Every cancer experience is different, but most would agree that life is different after cancer. With the identity “cancer survivor” often comes both physical and psychological side effects of treatment …

Melanoma Treatment and the Road to Recovery

Jill Zeilstra (63) of Cedar Rapids says it has been years since she last visited a dermatologist, “my sister convinced me to get checked, it had been long enough!” Zeilstra’s …

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 …