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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 …

Another Reason to Quit: The link between smoking and bladder cancer

When the topic of smoking and its link to cancer comes up, most people think lung cancer. While smoking does significantly increase your risk of developing lung cancer, it also …

Ask the Expert: What is brachytherapy treatment for prostate cancer?

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Nassif Radiation Center is the only provider of brachytherapy in Cedar Rapids. Our robust program is one of the biggest in the state, with patients …

Eight Cancer Fighting Foods for the Holidays

With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you and your family are probably planning what will be served at your holiday celebrations. When deciding what dish you are …

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 …

Medical Assistant Recognition Week: Rachel Dvorak

The week of October 15 is Medical Assistant Recognition Week. To celebrate we are spotlighting our Medical Assistant. Read on to learn more about our very own Rachel Dvorak! Name: Rachel …