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Nothing added up. Jessica Walters was flying home from a family vacation on March 8 when she started experiencing a terrible headache. One week later, she had difficulty swallowing her food at dinnertime. Then, she had problems drinking water. It all seemed strange to her, but not necessarily alarming. Read Jessica's story.
In November 2017, 54-year-old Michael Allred discovered a strange lump on his chest. “One day I had an itch,” says the Wayland, Iowa, resident. “That’s when I felt a lump in my breast.” The lump was breast cancer, an uncommon diagnosis in men. Read Michael's story.
July 9, 2015, was a day like any other for then 45-year-old Jodi Houser. She ran a few errands in Cedar Rapids and treated herself to a massage before starting the drive home to Walker. Then, in an instant, everything changed. Read more on page 12 (PDF).