Patient Support

Honoring Someone Near and Dear

“Casual for a Cause” day helps local business celebrate co-worker and cancer survivor On February 2, 2017, Kellie Lindblom was at work when she learned she had colon cancer. One …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Take me out to the ball game – for families facing cancer

Here are some photos! Thank you Aiming for a Cure Foundation for all of your support for our patients and their families.            

Cancer survivor finds time to relax with his daughter

Jakub enjoys the 1:1 art session the Nassif Community Cancer Center offers. “We liked it very much. To me it was beyond just doing a new form of art, but …

You can be the difference

Your gift provides help, healing and hope Because of the Nassif Community Cancer Center, a newly diagnosed patient has someone to turn to for answers, reassurance and support. A cancer …

Caring comes full circle

Two families connected by cancer and kindness Jack Hoeger was just five years old when he was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in 2005. Cedar Rapids software technician Julie …

Support groups that move

Exercise and camaraderie go hand in hand in Exercise and camaraderie go hand in hand in the Cook Cancer Wellness Program “I’m not a gym person,” admits Judy Miller. But …