Breast Cancer Care in Cedar Rapids
You have dreams, a future. Choose a breast cancer care provider who can see you, your individual needs, and your dreams. Our collaborative approach means that our teams treat more than just your cancer – they treat the whole you. From screening and prevention to treatment and throughout survivorship, we are with you every step of the way.
Have you been recently diagnosed?
The Nassif Community Cancer Center provides a personalized care plan and a devoted team of specialists at your side. Because when you see breast cancer, we see you.
Early detection is the best prevention
Women should have regular mammograms beginning at age 40, or sooner if recommended by their healthcare provider. In collaboration with UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Breast & Bone Health, we provide convenient and precise cancer screening and treatment. To schedule a mammogram with St. Luke’s Breast & Bone Health, click here.
The latest in breast cancer treatment technology
At the Nassif Community Cancer Center, in partnership with St. Luke’s Radiation Center and PCI, we offer the latest technology in breast cancer treatment.
Intra-operative Electron Radiation Therapy (IOeRT): IOeRT may be an option for women with early stage breast cancer. IOeRT delivers a high dose of radiation to the tumor bed where the cancer was removed and significantly reduces or eliminates the need for follow-up radiation treatment.
Ask the Expert: What is IOeRT?
DCISionRT: DCISionRT works to treat Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) involving the milk ducts of the breast that has not spread into surrounding breast tissue.
Ask the Expert: What is DCISionRT testing?
Hear from our experts
Do you have a family history of breast cancer? You may be a candidate for genetic testing. Listen to the podcast below to hear from Julie Thompson, genetic nurse practitioner, as she discusses the benefits of genetic testing.
The only NAPBC-accredited breast center in Cedar Rapids
The Nassif Community Cancer Center is the only cancer center in Cedar Rapids to be accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). NAPBC-accredited centers demonstrate a firm commitment to offering its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.