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Every cancer patient has a story to share, and at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center, we know that sharing your story is just one step on your journey to recovery.

That’s why we ask patients to share their stories with others – to offer comfort, inspiration and hope to the thousands of people diagnosed daily with cancer in America.

The best part is you get to decide what to share and what not to.

Once you submit your story using the form to the right, we will review it and post it below.

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My story is one of hope. I’d like to share it, that it might  help others, as my life didn’t stop for “Cancer”.

At 21 years of age I had my first scare after finding a lump. Fortunately, it was negative but  important to begin yearly mammograms. In 2013, I was not so lucky. A letter arrived from the Breast Care Center informing me that my mammogram suggested further testing. My heart sunk. The second mammogram led to an ultrasound followed by a biopsy. That dreadful phone call arrived, “It’s Cancer”.

I called the June E Nylen Cancer Center and was invited to tour their facility and talk. This experience was enlightening and it felt right.

My cancer was caught early allowing me to decide between a mastectomy or lumpectomy. A lumpectomy was performed along with the removal of two lymph nodes. Good news, it had not spread. Appointments were scheduled with the Oncology Radiologist and Chemotherapy Oncologists. A test further indicated that after 35 days of radiation I was a perfect candidate for a five year regimen of medication versus chemotherapy. I went to the June E Nylen Cancer Center in April-May of 2014 for radiation. Through those days the staff brought me great comfort. I attended a class called, “Look Good, Feel Good”, teaching us about our skin, make-up as well as how to make a turban…it was awesome!

The support I received at June E Nylen was invaluable.  I’ll never forget their warmth and friendliness. At the conclusion of radiation they extended an invitation to visit anytime.

I can attest that life does not stop for cancer, however my life changed forever. I no longer take anything for granted. I hope in reading this, you too, will be empowered to know you can get through this.


We were in Arizona near Mayo, MD Anderson and the Arizona Cancer Institute…We chose to be “Close to Home” in Sioux City

As many others, we too have a success story associated with the June E Nylen Cancer Center!
My husband, Wes, was diagnosed with throat cancer one year ago while we were wintering in Arizona. This shocking discovery was made by a heart surgeon during a carotid surgery procedure. Our first thought was to stay in Arizona for the daily radiation treatments for two months plus six rounds of chemo that was being prescribed.

Why not??? With some of the most amazing options available there… Mayo Clinic, M.D, Anderson, or the Arizona Cancer Institute.
Long story short, with inquiries and help from our doctors in Arizona, we found we could be “HOME in Sioux City” receiving the same good care & treatment!  There aren’t enough words & praise for the care we received at the June E Nylen Cancer Center! Everyone in the radiology dept, everyone in the chemo area, the Lab dept, the gals at the front desk, the volunteers …thank you, thank you!!   All of you make this state of the art Cancer Center the Blessing that it is!
A year later, Wes finished his treatments, his post care, and rang “The Hope Bell”…now enjoying the Arizona sun again this winter.
Thank you June E. Nylen Cancer Center!

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