Marking the End
When 35-year-old Krista Barnell discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam, she initially wrote it off. The healthy mother of two never imagined it was cancer. Read more on page 14.
Pauline Mason was enjoying her job of 25 years as a storeroom clerk, spending time with her grown children and grandchildren, and looking forward to retirement. Then, she heard the “C” (cancer) word. Read more.
New Rehab Therapy Rolled Out
Most people take for granted the ability to easily raise their arms over their head. But Sandy Likes has a new appreciation for that simple act. Read more.
A Silver Lining
Kathie McWhirter considers herself blessed. The warm, friendly Mt. Pleasant woman sees only the silver lining of any cloud on her horizon. Even breast cancer. Read more.
Thriving After Cancer
When breast cancer survivor Melinda Tomsic completed Thrive, Mercy’s cancer fitness & wellness program, she was eight lbs. lighter and 3" smaller around the waist. Read more.
The A-Team Approach to Cancer Care
Fighting breast cancer alone is one fear patients at Mercy Women’s Center will never have to face. No one knows that better than Jerrie Bourgo, Cedar Rapids. Read more.
Make Cancer the Victim
Powerful, precise radiotherapy treatments that take just a few minutes per day are now available for cancer patients at Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center. The new TrueBeam™ advanced medical linear accelerator system offers patients the latest advancement in radiation technology available in the U.S. Read more.
A Friend for Life
Nancy and Tom Lackner knew Deb Sedlacek, RN, was a Mercy parish nurse at their church, First Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. But they didn’t really understand what she did – until they needed her. Read more.