Doctors

Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers

During Lung Cancer Awareness month a lot of focus is placed on the link between smoking and lung cancer. While smoking is the cause of almost 90 percent of lung …

Great American Smokeout: Why you should quit

November 15, 2018 is Great American Smokeout Day, 24 hours dedicated to helping tobacco users quit. Smoking is the cause of nearly half a million deaths in the U.S. each …

Teamwork Helps Coach Fight Cancer

The longtime varsity baseball coach at Springville High School, Tony Dlouhy knows about teamwork. Because of his team at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, he was able to …

Saving her life

St. Luke’s Lung Check catches Belle Plaine woman’s lung cancer at its earliest stage Arlene Ledger wasn’t interested in getting screened for lung cancer. After all, the retired nurse didn’t …

Support When You Need It – Nassif Community Cancer Center helps patient who helps others in return

Christina Ross remembers the day her life changed forever. She was getting ready for major back surgery—a frightening prospect for the 42-year-old single mom of a young son. Then she …

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 …

Quality Report: Thyroid Cancer

The incidence of thyroid cancer in the U.S. has been increasing at a rate of five percent per year, making it the nation’s fastest-growing cancer. Ryan Dempewolf,  MD, of Physician’s Clinic …

In Good Hands – Team approach helps “non-stop runner” slow down to battle thyroid cancer

Regina Buhs began her cancer journey with a visit to her endocrinologist, Dr. Prasuna Rao (Madhavaram) with UnityPoint Clinic Diabetes & Kidney Center. “I went in for a diabetic check-up …

“Colon cancer is so preventable.”

Cancer specialist says early detection can save lives Dr. William Fusselman is an expert at treating colon cancer. But he’d rather patients didn’t need his services at all. “Colon cancer …

Moving lung cancer care in the right direction

Lung Cancer Clinic takes a team approach to detection and treatment “Early detection and advances in how we treat lung cancer are moving us in the right direction,” says pulmonologist …