Olathe Health Blog

Tag: Cancer

  1. Make Your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking

    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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  2. Radiation Therapy Reduces Treatment Time, Gets Principal Back to School

    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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  3. Amy Kircher Stresses the Importance of Colonoscopies

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

    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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  5. What You Should Know About the New Colon Cancer Screening Recommendations

    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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  6. A Young Father’s Close Call with Heart Disease

    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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  7. Race Against Cancer

    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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  8. An Incredible Journey – From Beating Breast Cancer to Climbing Mount Everest

    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 breast cancer diagnosis at age 31.

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