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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 …

Can Eating Organic Lower Your Cancer Risk?

There are plenty of things that we know we should do to lower our risk of developing cancer. Quit using tobacco, get regular mammograms, wear sunscreen, the list goes on …

Ask the Expert – What is the role of the medical dosimetrist in radiation treatment?

What is a medical dosimetrist? A medical dosimetrist is a critical member of the radiation oncology team. The dosimetrist’s role is to create a custom treatment plan for each patient …

Ask the Expert: Thyroid cancer with Dr. Ryan Dempewolf

Ryan Dempewolf, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist with Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Ear, Nose & Throat. He provides medical and surgical treatment for disorders of the ear, nose and throat including thyroid and head and neck cancers.

Ask the Expert: Massage therapy

Laura Riniker is a licensed massage therapist trained in massage for cancer patients, lymphatic massage, orthopedic massage and Table Thai massage. “It’s so reward to see patients come through cancer and know we were there for them,” said Laura Riniker, licensed massage therapist.