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LiveWell Talk On… podcasts from UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids are designed to educate, inform and empower listeners on a variety of healthcare-related topics to help them live their healthiest lives. Our experts join host Dr. Dustin Arnold, chief medical officer at St. Luke’s, to discuss current topics and trends in cancer care and treatment. Listen to LiveWell Talk On… cancer episodes below, and be sure to subscribe on your favorite podcast listening app so you never miss an episode!

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Ep. 122 – Cancer Survivorship (Heather Dommer, ARNP, FNP-C, MSN)

Heather Dommer, survivorship nurse practitioner at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss cancer survivorship. What it is, what services are offered for survivors, how the pandemic affected survivorship services and more.

Ep. 121 – New Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations (Dr. Dean Abramson)

Dr. Dean Abramson, St. Luke’s Gastroenterology, joins Dr. Arnold to give his perspective on the new recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force that individuals start screening for colorectal cancers at age 45 rather than 50.

Ep. 116 – LiveWell Talk On…Skin Cancer (Dr. John Vander Zee)

Dr. John Vander Zee, plastic surgeon and skin cancer expert at the Nassif Community Cancer Center’s Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss skin cancer. Types of skin cancer, prevention recommendations, and how the Advanced Melanoma and Skin Cancer Clinic is the one-stop-shop for skin cancer patients in the area.

Ep. 114 – LiveWell Talk On…Celebrating 10 Years of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center (Kimberly Ivester, BSN, RN, & Matt Schmitz, CSCS, CES, AFT)

April 29, 2021 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center. To recognize this milestone, Kimberly Ivester, administrative director, and Matt Schmitz, Physical and Integrative Wellness program manager and cancer exercise specialist, who have both been at the Community Cancer Center all 10 years, join Dr. Arnold to discuss the center, progress made over the last 10 years, support they receive from community partners and more.

Ep. 108 – LiveWell Talk On…Exercise and Cancer (Matt Schmitz, CSCS, CES, AFT)

Matt Schmitz, cancer exercise specialist and Integrative Wellness program manager, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss how exercise can help with cancer prevention, as well as benefit those going through treatment.

Ep. 104 – LiveWell Talk On…Colon Cancer Screening During COVID-19 (Dr. Dean Abramson)

Dr. Dean Abramson, gastroenterologist at St. Luke’s Gastroenterology, returns to the podcast as we recognize Colon Cancer Awareness Month. In this episode, he and Dr. Arnold cover why it’s safe to go to St. Luke’s for your colonoscopy, the different types of screening and what the data says about each, the rise in cases seen in younger adults and more.

Ep. 91 – LiveWell Talk On…Cancer and Self-Care (Nancy Yeisley, MSW, LISW)

Nancy Yeisley, MSW, LISW, OSW-C, oncology social worker at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss the importance of self-care for patients and caregivers when dealing with a cancer diagnosis and the resources provided at the Community Cancer Center.

Ep. 89 – LiveWell Talk On…Nutrition and Cancer (Beth Beckett, RD, CSO, LD)

Beth Beckett, RD, CSO, LD, oncology dietitian at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss nutrition and its impact on cancer risk.

Ep. 85 – LiveWell Talk On…Lung Cancer Screening (Andrea Watkinson, BSN, RN, OCN)

Andrea Watkinson, manager – Clinical Services, at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss lung cancer screening, who’s a candidate for screening and more.

Ep. 80 – LiveWell Talk On…Breast Cancer Screening (Therese Michels, R.T. (R)(M)BD))

Therese Michels, R.T.(R)(M)(BD), manager at St. Luke’s Breast & Bone Health, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss breast cancer screening mammogram recommendations for women.

Ep. 79 – LiveWell Talk On…2,500 Miles for Colon Cancer Awareness Pt. 2 (Susie Douglas)

Susie Douglas returns to the podcast to talk about her bike ride for Colon Cancer Awareness, lessons learned on the trail, her brother’s care at the Nassif Community Cancer Center and more.

Ep. 76 – LiveWell Talk On…Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer (Dr. Thomas Richardson)

Dr. Thomas Richardson, urologist at Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Urology, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss brachytherapy treatment for men with early stage prostate cancer.

Ep. 74 – LiveWell Talk On…Medical Acupuncture for Cancer (Dr. Nancy Lorenzini)

Dr. Nancy Lorenzini, medical acupuncturist at the Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss acupuncture and how it can benefit cancer patients.

Ep. 72 – LiveWell Talk On…Diet and Colon Cancer (Mary Beth Peiffer, RD, CSO, LD, CDE)

Mary Beth Peiffer, oncology dietitian, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss diet and how it can directly relate to our colon health and colon cancer risk.

Ep. 68 – LiveWell Talk On…2,500 Miles for Colon Cancer Awareness (Susie Douglas & Kimberly Ivester, BSN, RN)

Susie Douglas talks about her 2,500 Miles for Colon Cancer Awareness campaign. Also, Kimberly Ivester, director at the Community Cancer Center, discusses colon cancer trends, signs and symptoms.

Ep. 63 – LiveWell Talk On…Cancer Survivorship (Heather Dommer, ARNP, FNP-C, MSN)

Heather Dommer, Survivorship nurse practioner, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss cancer survivorship and the wide range of services available to survivors at the Community Cancer Center.

Ep. 52 – LiveWell Talk On…Skin Cancer (Kimberly Ivester, BSN, RN)

Kimberly Ivester, director at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss types of skin cancer and steps you can take for prevention.

Ep. 35 – LiveWell Talk On…Alcohol (Matt Rocca, ACADC & Mary Beth Peiffer, RD)

Matt Rocca, ACADC, program manager at St. Luke’s Chemical Dependency, and Mary Beth Peiffer, RD, CSO, LD, CDE, oncology dietitian at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, join Dr. Arnold to discuss both nutrition and addiction aspects of alcohol.

Ep. 28 – LiveWell Talk On…Colon Cancer Trends and Screening (Dr. Dean Abramson & Joan O’Connor, RN)

Dr. Dean Abramson, St. Luke’s Gastroenterology, and Joan O’Connor, RN, St. Luke’s Digestive Health, join Dr. Arnold to discuss current colon cancer trends as well screening options.

Ep. 25 – LiveWell Talk On…Integrative Wellness (Matt Schmitz, CSCS)

Matt Schmitz, CSCS,  joins Dr. Arnold do discuss various forms of integrative wellness and how they can complement traditional treatment.

Ep. 19 – LiveWell Talk On…Clinical Trial Research (Sam Gage, RN)

Sam Gage, RN, clinical trial nurse at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center, joins Dr. Arnold to discuss cancer clinical trials. What’s the process, facts and myths about trials and more.

Ep. 13 – LiveWell Talk On…Tobacco Cessation (Mary Jo Henry, ARNP)

Mary Jo Henry, ARNP, joins St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dustin Arnold, to discuss tobacco cessation treatment.

Ep. 10 – LiveWell Talk On… E-cigarettes and Vaping (Mary Jo Henry, ARNP)

Mary Jo Henry, ARNP, joins St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dustin Arnold, to discuss the recent surge in vaping-related illnesses.

Ep. 8 – LiveWell Talk On… Genetic Testing (Julie Thompson, ARNP-BC)

Julie Thompson, ARNP-BC, a genetic nurse practitioner at the Helen G. Nassif Community Cancer Center joins Dr. Dustin Arnold, chief medical officer, to discuss genetic testing.

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