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Are Electronic Cigarettes Healthier than Traditional Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are the latest trend in smoking. They go by a variety of names including “vape pens”, “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)” or “e-cigs.” Some look like …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Journey of Healing

Surrounding the patient and family with care wherever the road leads

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 …

Hear from the patients at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center

on what made their care personal and outstanding. Learn more about the Community Cancer Center, which surrounds the patient with exceptional care.

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 …