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Sweet Potatoes: Six Health Benefits

Sweet potatoes are sweet, starchy root vegetables that are grown worldwide. They come in a variety of sizes and colors — including orange, white, and purple — and are rich …

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 …

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 …

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 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: 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 …