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Prevention and Wellness, Including Resources to Quit Smoking

American Cancer Society Cancer Resource Center - Burlington
1221 S. Gear Ave.
West Burlington, IA 52655
Toll Free: (800) 227-2345
The Cancer Resource Center is designed to provide those who have a concern about cancer with increased access to the most up-to-date cancer-related information. Contact: Kierstan Peck Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:NoNo am - 4:NoNopm

American Cancer Society Office - Sioux City
Hamilton Blvd. at W. 17th St.
Sioux City, IA 51103

American Lung Association
5601 Douglas Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 309-9507
Toll Free: (800) 548-8252 (24 hours)
Secondary Website:
Areas of expertise include: Education, smoking cessation, respiratory therapy, lung disease, nursing, physician referral, respiratory home care, neonatal, pediatric, medication counseling, and adult intensive care.

Breast Cancer.Org
IA Website:
Secondary Website: is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. Our mission is to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.

Cancer Information Service
200 Hawkins Dr
11510 PFP
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 356-3000
Toll Free: (800) 237-1225
Secondary Website:
Offers information on cancer prevention, risk factors, symptoms, all types of cancer, treatment, county resources, and coping skills. The service also provides free written materials from a variety of sources. Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:NoNo am - 5:NoNo pm

Care For Yourself
Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program
321 E 12th St
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 242-6067
Toll Free: (800) 369-2229

Cherokee Regional Medical Center
300 Sioux Valley Dr
Cherokee, IA 51012
(712) 225-5101
Diet/nutritional programs

Quitline Iowa
IA Toll Free: 800-784-8669
Secondary Website:
Quitline offers 24-hour assistance quitting all forms of tobacco. 

Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave E
Spencer, IA 51301
(712) 264-6198
Secondary Website:
Health assessment for farm workers. Exam by nurse. Have sun-safe hats. Total screening entails lung function test, blood pressure, hearing, and back assessment. Eligibility: For farm workers. $75.NoNo total screening

State Health Registry of Iowa - Cancer Registry
2600 UCC
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-8609
Provide information on changes over time in the extent of disease at diagnosis, therapy, and patient survival; promote and conduct studies designed to identify factors relating to cancer etiology, prevention, and control. Call for more information/to register. Contact: Kathleen McKeen

United Way 2-1-1 of Central Iowa
2116 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
(515) 246-6555
Toll Free: (800) 244-7431 (24 hr)
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. They have a tele-interpreter line so they have access to other languages.

Veteran's Administration Central Iowa Health Care System - Des Moines
3600 30th St
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 699-5999
Toll Free: (800) 294-8387
Secondary Website:
Prostate, Colorectal, and Skin Cancer Screening, Eligibility: Must be a veteran honorably discharged or in family of veteran who is drawing YesNoNo% service-connected disability.