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Survivor’s Month: “Find Your Inner Spirit”

June was Survivor’s Month at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. All month long, survivors shared the names of people who supported and inspired them throughout their cancer journey …

Ask the Expert: What is survivorship support?

Every cancer experience is different, but most would agree that life is different after cancer. With the identity “cancer survivor” often comes both physical and psychological side effects of treatment …

Ask the Expert: Melanoma Prevention, Causes & Risks, and Treatment

According to the American Cancer Society, the rates of melanoma are rising and about 96,480 new melanoma cases will be diagnosed in 2019. Melanoma accounts for only about 1 percent …

Mediterranean Diet Guide Part 6: Set up your Kitchen

With so many types of diets out there, it can be difficult to determine which work and which don’t, or which are healthy and which are not. To help you …

Ask the Experts: Advance Directives

Our oncology social workers, Brittany Greig and Nancy Yeisley, answer frequently asked questions about advance directives. Advance directives (also known as advanced care planning) can be a difficult topic to …

Kale-Apple Salad

2 Tablespoon apple cider or apple juice 2 Tablespoon olive oil Zest of 1 lemon 1 package (5 oz) baby kale 1 red apple, cored and diced 2 Tablespoon dried …

Can Hot Drinks Increase your Esophageal Cancer Risk?

Recent studies indicate drinking very hot beverages could increase your esophageal cancer risk It seems that just about every dietary habit has been put under the microscope to determine if …

The Truth about Immunity Boosters

Are Immune System Boosters real? You may have heard claims that a certain food or nutritional supplement can boost your immune system, but not everything about the immune system is …

A Journey of Healing

Surrounding the patient and family with care wherever the road leads. Maria Parbs’ cancer journey has not been an easy one. Parbs, a NICU nurse at the University of Iowa …

Coordinating the Battle Against Colon Cancer

Care coordinator helps patient get the services and support she needs. “I was at work in February 2017 when my doctor called to say I had colon cancer,” says Kellie …