Patient Stories

What Women Need to Know About Breast Density

For the 40 percent of women with dense breast tissue, a mammogram alone may not be enough

Second Opinion Leads to St. Luke’s – Brachytherapy Treatment for Prostate Cancer

When Rick Gile was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017, he had some decisions to make.

With You Every Step of the Way

Coordinated care is the hallmark of Nassif Community Cancer Center

Harnessing genes to steer treatment

New medications offer hope for patients with BRCA-related ovarian and metastatic breast cancer

Advanced Treatment for Early Stage Breast Cancer

Innovative IOeRT combines surgery and radiation for faster, convenient, more precise treatment

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 …