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 …

Partners in the Fight Against Cancer – Collaboration with Mayo Clinic is a seamless process for Cedar Rapids man

Bryan Gates doesn’t sound like a guy with cancer. This self-described “Bryan with a Y” is easy-going and quick with a joke even when talking about the challenges he’s facing. …

Part of Her Family – Cook Cancer Wellness Program “serves up” compassionate help

Nassif Community Cancer Center was in its infancy when Pam Towe was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2009. “The wellness program was getting started at just the right time …

A Gift of Thanks – Grateful Patient donors use the power of “Thank You” to save lives

Fighting cancer isn’t easy. But it helps when you have someone to make your journey easier. Lisa Parsons of Cedar Rapids, who’s battling lung cancer, found a whole team at …

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 …

Helping You Look Like You – Women fighting cancer get “back to normal” with help from Strands of Strength

A cancer diagnosis changes everything. Even everyday activities like going to work can feel strange. That’s especially true for women who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. “I’m …

More Than She Expected – Care coordination helps pregnant woman battle breast cancer

Pregnancy is a hectic time, especially for a 39-year-old working mom who already has three kids she’s shuttling to school and sports. For Sonya Moses, the one thing she didn’t …

GROW HAPPY, a celebration of life, music and the arts! Oct. 14 from 5 – 7 p.m

Every cancer patient deserves to grow happiness in their lives. You can help when you join the Community Cancer Center and Culver’s Garden Center & Greenhouse for our Grow Happy …

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