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Faith and Courage

Faith and Courage

MCA Patient: Duke Allen Survivor Since: 2018 Diagnosis: Pancreatic Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Tungesvik Treatment: Chemotherapy For Henry Duke Allen, a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer hasn’t dimmed his zeal for life. As is common with anyone receiving a...

Start Talking

Start Talking

MCA Patient: Karen Singleton, Ashland, MO Survivor Since: March 2018 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Care Team: Medical Oncologist: Liana Makarian, M.D. Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer Radiation: Dr. Teri Elwing Breast Surgeon: Dr. Anne Peterson Primary Care...

Let Them Love You

Let Them Love You

MCA Patient: Sunny Hoffman Survivor Since: April 2017 Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Mark Vellek, M.D. Treatment: Chemotherapy and Radiation Chemotherapy Care Team: Amy Boyle, RN Danielle Kleithermes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Korman, RN Johanna Joes, RN...

An Educator at Heart

An Educator at Heart

By Mike Hoeferlin Reproduced with permission from BOOM! magazine, Spring 2019, page 22 Nancy Fritsch Encourages Fellow Cancer Patients Metaphorically, Nancy Fritsch hit the ground running in Columbia running in 1965 and she’s not stopped since. In fact, she still runs...

The Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care

The Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care

Can acupuncture help? This is one of the top questions I’m asked either by the patient themselves, a family member, loved one or friend. Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has more than a 3,000-year-old rich history of continued...

Confidence That Cures

Confidence That Cures

MCA Patient: Matt May Diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek When college student Matt May received a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his world changed in an instant. But a matter-of-fact promise from his MCA doctor kept...

Faith in Positive Outcomes

Faith in Positive Outcomes

MCA Patient: Sara Davidson Diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek Radiation Oncologist: Dr. Mark Bryer Radiation Team Treatment: Radiation and Chemotherapy When Sara Davidson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 1999, her team at...

But You’re Still Here

But You’re Still Here

MCA Patient: Krissy Johnson Diagnosis: Breast Cancer Medical Oncologist: Dr. Uma Ramadoss RN, Medical Oncology: Christy Phillips Radiation: Dr. James Allan Breast Surgeon: Dr. Anne Peterson Amidst the ups and downs of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, survivor...

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