HPV-related Cancers: They’re Preventable

HPV (human papillomavirus) infections are the most common sexually transmitted infections in the U.S. In fact, one in four people currently have an HPV infection, but don’t know it. While most HPV infections go away on their own, about 5% progress to cervical, anal, head and neck, or rarer cancers. HPV-positive head and neck cancer [...]

By |2018-08-30T16:09:05-05:00July 30th, 2018|

Photo Finish

From snapping selfies to viewing videos, we live in the age of images. At North Kansas City Hospital, we love pictures, too, especially when they can help us save lives or make our patients more comfortable. Read on to learn about new imaging technologies that help us diagnose and treat patients. Blood Draws: Veinsite Locator If [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:59:23-05:00September 29th, 2017|

Antacid Sufferers Beware

Antacids, like Tums, are one of the most profitable over-the-counter products. As many as 15 million Americans experience heartburn every day. Persistent heartburn (two or more times per week) or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can cause stomach acid to splash into the esophagus, producing cellular changes that can ultimately result in cancer. About three million Americans [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:53:21-05:00April 19th, 2017|

Breast Cancer: It’s Not About the Pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we are celebrating one of our own: Angie Voyles, BSN. Angie, a nurse in our Cardiology/ Neurology unit, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at age 35. She noticed skin changes on her breast and went to her doctor for a routine checkup. Treatment for her [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:49:06-05:00October 1st, 2015|

It’s in the Genes: The Latest on Genetic Testing

Genetic testing helps people realize and understand their inherited risk for diseases such as ovarian, uterine, colon and breast cancer. Most cancer is not inherited and is typically caused by environment and lifestyle, but in some families, certain patterns may point to an inherited cancer gene. In these cases, family members may pass a mutation [...]

By |2018-08-31T12:49:44-05:00July 7th, 2015|

3 Summer Grilling Tips to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Grilling season is upon us! While grilling food is an enjoyable summer activity, did you know it can also significantly increase your exposure to certain cancer-causing substances? Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are a group of more than 100 different chemicals generated by burning coal, wood and … meat. According to the National Toxicology Program, 15 [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:03:04-05:00July 1st, 2015|

Cancer Patients Look to the Future With New Fertility Preservation Options

As cancers are diagnosed in patients at a younger and younger age, the need for fertility preservation is more important than ever. Dan Gehlbach, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist with Midwest Reproductive Center (MRC), works with couples and individuals to help them maintain their ability to conceive and have a child. "When patients receive a life-altering [...]

By |2018-07-25T17:08:55-05:00April 22nd, 2015|

Lifetime of Care

North Kansas City Hospital's current multimedia advertising campaign highlights cardiology, oncology, maternity and orthopedic services with real-life patient stories. You'll see the commercials on TV, print ads in the paper and magazines, billboards are up all around Kansas City, North and you'll hear us on the radio. The campaign features several familiar faces from the [...]

By |2018-06-16T12:52:22-05:00January 6th, 2014|