Gabriel (Gabe) Haafke of Bronson, Iowa said it was his fear of doctors that kept him from being diagnosed sooner for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma disease, a cancer of the lymphatic tissue. Read more
Fells, who teaches music classes at Storm Lake High School, found strength and peace in playing the piano during the time she received chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer. Read more
She went through the usual ups and downs associated with the discovery and treatment of breast cancer – not once, but twice. Read more
Julie Johnson: When her journey with cancer and treatment at June E. Nylen Cancer Center tested her this past year, Julie Johnson of the Holstein area depended on a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
“My sense of humor can get me through most anything,” said Johnson. “The whole experience can really test your patience.” Read more
Rick Mace: After a bout with vocal cord cancer and successful treatment at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center last summer, Rick Mace of Akron jumped right back to work as a bakery supervisor for HyVee and is looking forward to enjoying life in 2008.
Mace features his message “On the Road Again” on an Akron area billboard, joining 10 other persons featured on Nylen Cancer Center billboards in the region. Each billboard features a hometown resident who has received treatment at the cancer center and a positive message about treatment. Read more