Learning to deal with cancer or supporting a loved one coping with the disease is difficult.
The Cancer Resource Center at Olathe Medical Center is a place where the community can connect to healthcare professionals and trained volunteers and find hope, encouragement and resources to assist in the fight against cancer. Here you can find answers to your questions so you can make more informed choices about screenings, treatment options and second opinions. Our services are always free and confidential.
Cancer Resource Center services include:
- Wigs, hats and turbans.
- Nutritional supplements.
- Breast prostheses.
- Support groups.
- Informational classes.
- Written materials.
- Referrals for additional services, including lodging, transportation, home health supplies, one-on-one support, and more.
Call 913-393-8230 for a personal appointment with any of the following healthcare professionals, who can help answer your specific questions:
• Registered dietician
• Social worker
• Medical librarian
• Hospital chaplain
Cancer Support Groups
The Cancer Support Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Call Karen Mitchell at 913-393-8225 or the Education Department at 913-791-4312 for more information.
The Look Good ... Feel Better program at Olathe Medical Center connects cosmetology professionals with women with cancer to provide tips about applying make-up, choosing and caring for wigs, taking care of dry skin and discolored nails, and coping with the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation. Call the Cancer Resource Center at 913-393-8230 for dates and times. Registration is required.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program at the Olathe YMCA designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal". To register or for more information about the program, please contact the LIVESTRONG program.
New class session begins the week of Sept. 10. Afternoon classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 - 2 p.m. and evening classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Clinical trials are research studies in which people help healthcare providers find ways to improve health and fight disease. To find out more information about clinical trials visit the National Cancer Institute.