Your Cancer Answers. Your Path Forward.

Every person’s journey with cancer is unique. Your cancer is not like anyone else’s, and your treatment shouldn’t be either. At Olathe Health, we are focused on you, and we have the most comprehensive treatments, cutting-edge technology, supportive services and resources available.

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Your Cancer Care

Experienced, respected physicians. Nationally accredited cancer program. Access to the latest research and clinical trials through the NCI-backed Masonic Cancer Alliance. Patient navigators who coordinate your care. Tranquil radiation and chemotherapy suites, with private rooms.

These are just a few of the things the Olathe Health Cancer Center offers. Built to provide you with the advanced treatment you deserve close to home, Olathe Health cancer patients have access to specialists and groundbreaking technology under one roof. The result? Convenient, comfortable and seamlessly integrated care.

Your Cancer Center

Expert treatment. Enhanced comfort. Close to home.

Accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, our state-of-the-art Cancer Center is located on the Olathe Medical Center campus. The center integrates most outpatient cancer services into one location, enabling the many physicians and staff members who diagnose and treat cancer to collaborate as a team, helping you and your loved ones battle the disease.

Cancer Center includes:

  • Radiation Therapy Suite – New, state-of-the-art radiation therapy technology, including a linear accelerator with stereotactic capabilities
  • Infusion Suite – Specialized infusion stations for the delivery of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biotherapy or hormone therapy
  • Appearance Center and Boutique – Comfort and cosmetic items
  • Relaxation Courtyard – Beautiful landscaping elements and outdoor seating in comfortable areas

Olathe Health Cancer Center

Our comprehensive, state-of-the-art Cancer Center integrates most outpatient cancer services into one location, enabling the many physicians and staff members who diagnose and treat cancer to collaborate as a team.

The Main Lobby

The lobby contains pieces from a local art consulting company who coordinated a curated collection using evidence-based design principles of art in healthcare. Beautiful, well-designed artwork can make all the difference in creating a lower stress environment and provide positive distraction for patients.

Conference Room

Our conference room has the latest in AV capabilities, including teleconferencing, and includes sound barriers to decrease the noise carried into the lobby. This dedicated space allows our team of cancer specialists to review each patient’s diagnosis and create a comprehensive treatment plan. It will also be used for support groups and other meetings.

Infusion Suite

The infusion suite includes 18 patient stations for the delivery of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, biotherapy or hormone therapy. The stations provide a comfortable environment for patients while receiving treatment with TVs, in-pillow speakers and complimentary drinks and snacks. There is also a community infusion station for patients who prefer socialization while receiving treatment.

Linear Accelerator

The linear accelerator is one of the most advanced radiation technologies available today. It delivers high-energy radiation beams with improved accuracy at faster rates to cancerous areas in the body, reducing the amount of time the patient spends receiving each treatment. In some cases, patients may receive fewer total treatment sessions then planned because of its advanced accuracy and speed.

Your Treatment

  • General Surgery

    Surgery is a common treatment for cancer. In some instances robotic surgery may be performed. Surgeons at Olathe Medical Center are using the robotic system for general, urologic and gynecologic surgeries.

    Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

    There are many advanced plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures available for breast cancer patients. The board-certified specialists at Olathe Health perform advanced surgery and procedures, including many minimally invasive options and the most delicate micro-vascular techniques.

  • Available Medical Oncology Treatments:

    • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells.
    • Hormonal Therapy: Hormone therapy is the use of hormones, or hormone-blocking drugs, to fight cancer. It’s a form of systemic therapy, meaning it reaches cancer cells almost anywhere in the body and not just in the affected area.
    • Biological Therapy (Immunotherapy): Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight cancer.
    • Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or other substances to more precisely identify and attack cancer cells.
  • More than 50% of people with cancer receive radiation therapy. Radiation therapy, which causes DNA damage within cells, is used to help treat your tumor directly or to help manage the pain caused by your cancer. Radiation used in cancer treatment works similar to that of an X-ray to see inside your body. The difference is that this radiation is given at higher doses.

    All breast radiation oncology services are available in the Olathe Health Pavilion on the campus of Olathe Medical Center.

    Breast Brachytherapy Treatment
    Olathe Health offers breast brachytherapy treatment, a targeted form of internal radiation. Brachytherapy delivers higher doses of radiation to targeted areas of the body using a special device that is implanted by your breast surgeon. This targeted radiation minimizes radiation exposure for healthy tissue, and may cause fewer side effects. Treatment time is usually shorter, averaging about five days instead of four to six weeks with traditional, external beam radiation therapy.

    Linear Accelerator Radiation
    The linear accelerator is one of the most sophisticated radiation technologies available. It allows for enhanced speed and accuracy when delivering targeted radiation—accurate to the millimeter—to allow for even more precise targeting and treatment of tumors. In some cases, this will reduce the number of treatments needed by patients. The linear accelerator allows for additional types of therapies that use exact localization of tumors in the body to treat small, precise radiation fields and requires only a few minutes to complete in outpatient settings.

    Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
    SBRT is a procedure that uses the linear accelerator to deliver fast and accurate high-dose radiation treatment. The procedure uses a specially designed system for exact localization of tumors in the body to treat small, precise radiation fields. It is commonly used to treat many types of cancers, including lung, prostate, pancreas, liver and metastatic disease.

Your Care Team

  • Your care team is likely to include a surgeon whose job is to oversee any necessary removal of cancerous tumors.

    Meet your cancer care team.

  • Medical Oncologists

    Every patient works with a medical oncologist, who diagnoses and treats cancer using medicine. Depending on your needs, you may also work with a radiation oncologist whose job is to oversee radiation therapy.

    Radiation Oncologists

    Radiation oncologists work closely with patients, family members and other cancer care specialists to develop the most effective radiation treatment plan possible for each patient.

    Meet your cancer care team.

  • We have compassionate and highly skilled nurse navigators to help ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. Your nurse navigators will help coordinate your initial consult appointments with our oncologists and connect you with support services.

    Meet our nurse navigators.

  • You may need additional help throughout your breast cancer journey. From specialized nurses, cardiologists, physician assistants, pharmacists and nutritionists to social workers, psychologists and financial counselors, our support services team has all your needs covered.

    Here’s a closer look at how members of this team can help.

    Social Worker
    Your social worker will provide support to you, your family and/or caregivers to give you the resources and tools you need to thrive throughout your cancer journey.

    Ask your social worker if you qualify for Kansas’ Early Detection Works program.

    Cardiologists
    Depending on the treatment you receive, a cardiologist may assess you for the potential risk of developing heart conditions if you take certain types of cancer drugs or have radiation therapy to the chest.

    Pharmacists

    Your pharmacy team is responsible for preparing and administering your personalized drug therapy regimen. Your pharmacy team is responsible for processing your medication orders, preparing treatment protocols and consulting with your oncologists, and answering any drug-related questions you or your family might have.

“Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high-dose x-rays to kill and stop the spread of cancer cells.”

– Kelly L. Rhodes-Stark, MD

“Medical oncology encompasses the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cancer.”

-Larry R. Corum, MD

 

Cancer Screenings

  • Mammograms are specialized X-rays of the breast used to identify changes in the breast tissue. It’s used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women who either have breast problems, such as a lump, pain, or nipple discharge, as well as for women who have no breast complaints. Olathe Medical Center also offers 3D mammography (also called breast tomosynthesis). All mammograms are read by fellowship-trained breast radiologists to ensure you receive the expert care you deserve.

    Learn more about mammography.

  • A colonoscopy is an exam of the large intestine that can detect precancerous growths early, before they turn into cancer. It can also lead to an early diagnosis of colon cancer, when treatment is most successful.


    Learn more about a colonoscopy. 

  • A low-dose CT lung scan is the latest advancement in the early detection of lung cancer. In this test, a series of detailed pictures of the lungs allows radiologists to determine if potential lunch cancer exists. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. As with most cancers, early detection of lung cancer is critical to successful treatment and improved survival.


    Learn more about low-dose CT lung scans. 

  • OMC offers a variety of low-cost preventive wellness screenings, including cancer screenings, in one convenient location with no appointment necessary. Regular health screenings and preventive exams can help you learn about your current health status and identify health risks that could lead to illness and serious disease in the future.

    The cancer screenings include prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests (a test for prostate cancer that detects the presence of a protein in the blood produced by prostate cells) and fecal occult blood tests, which checks stool samples for hidden blood. Blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum.

    These screenings are done in Outpatient Services at Olathe Medical Center in The Doctors Building 1, Ste. 150, Monday through Friday between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. They can be reached at 913-324-8655.