UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Stephanie's Story

Stephanie and her husband

It was about a year ago when Stephanie wasn’t feeling very well. She was nauseous and didn’t have much of an appetite. She decided to go to the doctor thinking it might be her gallbladder.

It was cancer.

Time stood still. The diagnosis was devastating. But throughout her journey, she has had an incredible support system: her husband, family, friends, and the care team at John Stoddard Cancer Center.

Your support of the John Stoddard Cancer Center helps patients like Stephanie every day. Stephanie was so confident in her care at John Stoddard Cancer Center; she didn’t even seek a second opinion. It was one week from the time she was diagnosed to the time she had surgery.

Stephanie says, “I couldn’t believe they were all working together so quickly for me, promoting my health and saving my life. I was so thankful I didn’t have to travel thousands of miles to receive treatment.”

Your support of the John Stoddard Cancer Center helps provide the latest research, advanced technology and comforting care for patients like Stephanie. Thank you!