Witness the expertise and compassion of our cancer care teams in action. Watch a special series on KCTV5 and WIBW-TV 13 every Tuesday in October. The series airs on KCTV5 at 9:30 a.m. and on WIBW-TV 13 at 9 a.m.
The special TV series on KCTV5 and WIBW-TV 13 showcases the expertise and compassion of our cancer care teams. We’ll take a closer look into patient-provider partnerships that demonstrate the deep, compassionate care we provide.
We bring you 4 powerful stories of patients and their journeys to conquer a cancer diagnosis.
The people you’ll meet include:
- A brother and sister whose bond is amplified when he donates his bone marrow to save her life
- Two men, 2 prostate cancer diagnoses, 2 distinct plans for treatment chosen in partnership with their physicians
- Two women, 2 different types of breast cancer, 2 different paths for treatment-bilateral mastectomy and lumpectomy-chosen in partnership with their physicians
- A mother and her infant, who has brain cancer, receive highly-personalized care from our powerhouse team of proton experts
About 1 in 8 women receives a breast cancer diagnosis in her lifetime. Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to surviving breast cancer. We recommend annual screening mammograms starting at age 40.Learn more
Cervical cancer is one of the most common gynecologic cancers, typically occurring in women between age 20 and 50. Your chances for recovery are better when we find cervical cancer early. Death from cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable with routine cervical cancer screening.Learn more
We recommend routine colon cancer screening for everyone age 45 and older who is at average risk for the disease. If you are in a higher risk group, you may need testing sooner. Talk to your doctor about when you should be tested.Learn more
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and neck cancer is the 7th most common cancer in the world. Head and neck cancers are increasingly diagnosed in people under 50, primarily men, including nonsmokers and nondrinkers who have the human papillomavirus or HPV. Early detection is the key to successful treatment.Learn more
Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in men and women. It is also one of the easiest cancers to prevent because most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking. Early diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer are critical.Learn more
Ovarian cancer is the 8th most common cancer among women In the United States. The disease is hard to detect in the early stages, when it is most treatable. We provide a high-risk ovarian clinic for women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene and are at high risk for breast cancer.Learn more
About 1 in 8 US men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. When we detect prostate cancer early, treatment can result in a cure for up to 90% of men. Screening for prostate cancer is the cornerstone of early detection.Learn more
An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States. Anyone can develop skin cancer, regardless of skin type, race, age, where you live or what you do. We recommend a regular skin examination to identify skin cancer in its earliest stages when it’s easiest to treat.Learn more
Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer among young men between age 15 and 35. Testicular cancer can grow rapidly, but is often curable, especially when found early. The best way to detect testicular cancer symptoms is through testicular self-examination.Learn more
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
The University of Kansas Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the region and 1 of 54 in the nation to achieve this elite distinction. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are the backbone of innovative research and care across the country, helping to pioneer today’s most groundbreaking advances in cancer treatment.
Equally important, our cancer care teams provide more than innovative and exceptional treatment – we offer compassionate and highly personalized care. Here, the individual well-being of each patient we treat is of the utmost importance. Our highest priority is to provide patients and their loved ones with exceptional and highly personalized medical and supportive care. Patients who receive treatment at an NCI-designated cancer center achieve 25% better survival outcomes than those treated at other cancer centers.
Our cancer program, which offers multiple locations across the metro and throughout the state, is also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 programs in the nation.
Brandmeyer Resource Center
The Brandmeyer Patient Resource Center provides educational materials about cancer.
Missys' Boutique offers resources to help you cope with the effects of cancer treatment.
Our cancer dietitians offer individualized nutritional counseling to help your body fight.