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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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UnityPoint Health - John Stoddard Cancer Center

Cancer Prevention

Our team of health care professionals at John Stoddard Cancer Center want to provide you with tips and suggestions on how to prevent cancer. From living a healthy lifestyle, to being aware of your family history, there are important reminders on ways to prevent cancer. 

Cancer Prevention Screenings

What you eat and drink, if you exercise, how you live and where you work are all factors that can affect your risk for cancer. You should have regular check-ups with your primary care provider and discuss the appropriate ages to begin cancer screenings. These screenings may include, but are not limited to, colonoscopies, mammograms, self breast exams, pap smears and prostate exams.

Online Resources

John Stoddard Cancer Center: Trending Topics

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Glossary of cancer terms

Additional web resources

CanHeal (Lifestyle, emotional health, care of spirit, complementary therapies and environmental exposures)

Cancer Prevention News and Notes

Physical activity and cancer prevention

The relationship between alcohol use and cancer

Linking cancer to obesity


Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal breast cancer linked to lifestyle

Breast cancer screening recommendations 


Skin Cancer

13 ways the sun affects your body - the good and bad

Skin cancer prevention and control - what works?

The impact of UV radiation


Lung Cancer

E-Cigarette Use

Lung cancer prevention

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