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Ask the Expert: Need help to quit smoking or vaping?

Recent reports from The CDC indicate over 1,000 lung injury cases and 18 deaths are related to e-cigarettes or vaping. Approximately 80 percent of patients are under 35 years old. “Smoking …

What is IOeRT for breast cancer treatment?

For women with early stage breast cancer there is an option, which preserves breast tissue, delivers a high dose of radiation to the tumor bed where the cancer was removed …

Ask the Expert: Oncology Skin Care

Cancer treatment can take a toll on your skin. Tracy Lacina, who teaches the new Oncology Skin Care Program at the Community Cancer Center, discusses benefits of a good skin …

Ask the Expert: Pilates

Next month the Community Cancer Center wellness program will bring back Pilates class! Pilates will be held on Monday’s at 5:15 p.m. The class will be taught by Andrea Kelley, …

Ask the Expert: What is genetic testing?

Heredity can play an important role in the development of certain cancers. Thanks to medical research we now have a deeper understanding of the link between genetics and cancer, and …

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 …

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 …

Ask the Experts: What is IOeRT treatment for early-stage breast cancer?

Kerri Nowell, M.D., and Paul Renz, M.D., are board-certified surgeons with Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa. Both Drs. Nowell and Renz specialize in cancer care and general surgery, with a special …