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March 24, 2016

Relaxation Therapy

Reiki and Reflexology are soothing complements to traditional treatment “This is the first time in a long time I haven’t been in pain.” The woman who spoke those words had

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radiation therapy

The Right Treatment, Right Here

St. Luke’s Nassif Radiation Center makes high quality advanced cancer treatment more convenient, at a lower-cost. Lee Overton admits he might not have agreed to radiation treatment for his prostate cancer if it weren’t for the new St. Luke’s Nassif Radiation Center. But once he began treatment shortly after the center opened, Overton says,“I actually looked forward to going every day!”

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When Cancer Hits Home

Oncology nurses diagnosed with cancer share bond with their patients – Cancer knows no barriers. It can strike male and female, young and old, all races and occupations. That point was driven home for the Community Cancer Center family in 2015 when three oncology nurses affiliated with the center were diagnosed with cancer.

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Melanoma Prevention

Reaching Out for Skin Cancer Awareness

Outreach program targets rising melanoma rates – Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is also one of the fastest-growing cancers in Iowa. In fact, the American Cancer Society reports the number of new melanoma cases in the state is up 284 percent since the 1970s. And among young people age 15 to 29, melanoma is now the second most common form of cancer.

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