Olathe Health Blog

Tag: Cancer

  1. Breast Cancer Survivor Jan Robitaille

    From Patient to Volunteer: How a Breast Cancer Survivor is Paying it Forward

    When patients walk into the Olathe Health Cancer Center for the first time, they might see more than just a friendly face—they may see the empathetic smile of another cancer survivor, like Jan Robitaille.

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  2. Janet Leeker shows off her garden

    Olathe Health Oncologist Uses New Therapy to Treat Rare Cancer

    When Janet Leeker was diagnosed with a rare cancer in December, she was overwhelmed. Just months later, Dr. Corum was one of the first oncologists in the country treating Janet with a newly approved therapy.

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  3. Kim Thorup celebrates her last treatment

    Radiation Therapy Reduces Treatment Time, Gets Principal Back to School

    Olathe elementary school principal, Kim Thorup, was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 2. Because of a radiation treatment new to Olathe Health Cancer Center, she's healed and back in her office in time for the first day of school just three months later.

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  4. Amy and Larry Kircher

    Amy Kircher Stresses the Importance of Colonoscopies

    At the age of 63, Amy Kircher of Paola was living her healthiest life. But that April, without any symptoms, Amy's colonoscopy revealed devastating news: colon cancer. She turned to Dr. Christopher Lewis at Miami County Medical Center.

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  5. Faye Wilson and her husband, Carl, with medical oncologist Larry R. Corum, MD.

    Two Years, Two Diagnoses: How Faye Wilson Beat Cancer Twice

    After two life-changing cancer diagnoses, Faye is now in complete remission thanks to medical oncologist Larry R. Corum, MD, and her other Olathe Health doctors.

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  6. Breaking cigarette in half

    Make Your New Year's Resolution to Quit Smoking

    This year, tackle one of the biggest hurdles to your health. Quit smoking. Nurse Navigator Jeni Wakefield offers tips to help you keep your resolution and achieve your goal of quitting.

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  7. Couple looking at computer

    What You Should Know About the New Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations

    The American Cancer Society recently recommended individuals at average risk for colorectal cancer get screened earlier. Ashok Attaluri, MD, a gastroenterologist with Olathe Health GI Specialists, explains the reason for the new recommendation and answers other commonly asked questions.

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  8. Mike Laney with his two cardiologists

    A Young Father's Close Call with Heart Disease

    This 45-year-old father didn't have heart disease on his radar. But thanks to advanced diagnostics and the gut instinct of his cardiologist, Mike Laney was able to avoid a heart attack.

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  9. Dr. Lee and Patient

    Race Against Cancer

    Last summer, Doug Yost of Overland Park was the picture of health. A 56-year-old triathlete, Doug worked out six days a week, ate a healthy diet and never smoked or used tobacco. The last thing on his mind was cancer.

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  10. Patient and Doctors

    An Incredible Journey - From Beating Breast Cancer to Climbing Mount Everest

    Three weeks before getting married, most brides
 are stressing over final dress fittings, making final
 arrangements with the caterer and excitedly counting
 down the days before they say ‘I do.' For Olathe resident
 Kelly Long, the weeks before her wedding were spent in
 doctors' offices and the hospital, dealing with the news of a 𠊋reast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

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