Cancer Resource Center

Knitted Knockers

Handmade by volunteer knitters, Knitted Knockers are special, soft, lightweight breast prostheses that are very comfortable for women who have undergone mastectomies, lumpectomies, radiation, and/or are undergoing breast reconstruction. They are washable, adjustable, and fit inside a regular bra. The knockers can even be made from acrylic for swimmers. Click here to read more.
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Look Good… Feel BetterNancy Solomonson enjoys working in her extensive gardens as she re-gains her strength following treatment for stage 4 ovarian cancer. Nancy participated in the Look Good… Feel Better program through Winneshiek Medical Center, a program she recommends to anyone in active cancer treatment.

The Winneshiek Medical Center Cancer Resource Center and the American Cancer Society offer Look Good…Feel Better classes to help women, men and youth undergoing cancer treatments learn techniques to help them manage appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment and thereby improve their quality of life.

Upcoming classes are scheduled on June 14, September 13 and November 8, 2016 from 2-4 pm at WMC. The classes are free to anyone in active cancer treatment, and participants can register by calling the WMC Cancer Resource Center at 563-387-5271. Individual sessions are also available with prior arrangement.

Nancy Solomonson was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer just a few short weeks after retiring from her pastoral duties. The chemotherapy caused noticeable skin changes, and Nancy lost all her hair. Nancy’s cousin had experience with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good… Feel Better program in her hometown, and recommended Nancy look into the program to help her deal with her skin and hair changes.  Read Nancy’s story.

Look Good… Feel Better at Winneshiek Medical Center

WMC Cancer Resource Center

The effects of cancer are different for every patient and caregiver, and a diagnosis can bring on mixed emotions and overwhelming information. The Cancer Resource Center is a free and convenient way for area cancer patients and their caregivers to access resources that may assist them on their journey with cancer. One simple phone call will connect patients with WMC health professionals who will guide them to resources meeting each individual need. We are the connection. We can help.

Winneshiek Medical Center staff works to improve quality of life for patients needing specialized care, and much of that specialized care can be found close to home. The WMC Same Day Services department has compassionate staff who provide treatment for cancer and chronic illnesses and are certified by the Oncology Nursing Society. WMC also provides spiritual and bereavement support, social workers, nutritional counseling, home health and hospice care and benefit from partnerships with the American Cancer Society and Iowa Cancer Consortium.

Contact the Cancer Resource Center to find out how we can help you. Call 563-387-3046 to learn more.

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