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Let’s Conquer Cancer, Together

When you or a loved one faces a cancer diagnosis, our team joins forces with you and your family. At AdventHealth Ottawa, expert cancer care is conveniently close to home in Ottawa, Kansas, with the AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission close by to serve you, too.

Our experienced oncologists and multidisciplinary specialists will work tirelessly to get you healthy again, developing a cancer treatment plan to meet your unique needs. From diagnosis and treatment to survivorship, we’ll guide you — answering your questions about treatments, easing your mind about the path forward and lifting your spirits in as many ways as we can.

We’re here to help you find the right physician or a location that’s convenient for you.

Find Cancer Treatments That Match Your Needs

  • Blood and Marrow Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Lung and Esophageal Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Urologic Cancer

Count on Us for Cancer Screenings

Early cancer detection saves lives, and regular cancer screenings can be lifesaving, especially for people who are at higher risk of a particular cancer based on family history or lifestyle factors. That’s why our team at AdventHealth Ottawa offers annual recommended screenings to help you stay ahead of a potential diagnosis.

Since cancer is most treatable when caught early, it’s important to consider these tests with the guidance of your doctor. Colonoscopy, mammography, prostate screening, lung screening, Pap tests (Pap smears) and HPV vaccines are proven ways to safeguard your health.

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Breast Cancer Screening

The statistics are staggering: 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That’s why we’re making it as easy as possible for you to schedule a mammogram.

If you’re age 40 or older and have not had a mammogram in the last year, you don’t need a physician’s order. Just give us a call at Call785-229-3383.

And if the unexpected happens, you’re in good hands. We’ll be here to walk you through your breast cancer treatment options and get you on the path to whole health.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer rates have dropped dramatically in the past few decades, thanks to more education and awareness around the importance of an annual cervical cancer screening.

Our primary care and GYN providers at AdventHealth Ottawa are here to guide you in understanding a screening schedule that’s right for you. For cervical cancer screenings and more, count on our providers:

If ever the results from your screening come back abnormal, we’ll be here to answer your questions and guide you on the best path forward. The experienced gynecologic oncology team at AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission is ready with advanced treatment options that can meet your needs and ease your mind.

Skin Cancer Screening

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Often, its first signs or symptoms are new or unusual changes in your skin.

Check your skin regularly or ask your primary care doctor to perform an initial skin cancer screening at your annual wellness exam. If you notice any concerning changes in your skin, don’t wait to reach out to your primary care doctor. Find a provider near you, today.

Lung Cancer Screening

Advances in lung cancer detection are allowing us to detect and diagnose lung cancer in its earlier stages when it’s easiest to treat.

A low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan takes detailed images of your lungs, allowing doctors to find small, early-stage lung cancers that aren’t always seen on traditional X-rays.

Talk to your doctor about a lung cancer screening if you:

  • Are a current smoker, or a smoker who quit within the last 15 years
  • Are between 55 and 77 years old
  • Have a 30-year pack-year history*

*A pack-year is calculated by multiplying the number of years smoked by the number of packs smoked in a day. For example, if you smoked one pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years, you have a 30-year pack history. If you smoked two packs a day for 15 years, you have a 30-year pack history.

Colon Cancer Screening

When you think about a colorectal screening, you may immediately think of a colonoscopy. Colonoscopies are the most common (and standard) colon cancer screening, but there are other options, depending on your needs.

Stool-Based Tests
These tests evaluate a stool sample that a laboratory will examine for blood and other signs of colon cancer or polyps. These can be done at home but do need to be done more often.

Colonoscopy
A colonoscopy helps your doctor view the entire colon and rectum to look for signs of polyps or cancerous growths. A small, flexible tube with a light attached is gently inserted into the rectum. A video camera attached to the top of the scope sends images back to your doctor’s computer. You may be given general anesthesia or a sedative to help keep you comfortable.

Your doctor can discuss these different colon cancer screenings to help you decide which is best for you. A gastroenterologist can also answer detailed questions and perform the exam.

Meet Our Medical Oncology Team 

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 Our Cancer Treatments and Services

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Medical Oncology

The expert medical oncology team at our hospital in Ottawa, Kansas, specializes in drug and biologic therapy to treat cancer. These cancer treatments can include:

  • Chemotherapy, powerful medications to kill fast-growing cells in your body
  • Immunotherapy, medicine that causes the immune system to fight back
  • Targeted therapy, to attack certain genetic mutations and cellular pathways that help cancer cells grow
Surgical Oncology

Surgery is often used to diagnose and treat cancer. During cancer treatment surgery, we’ll do all we can to remove cancer cells, including the affected organs or tissues to promote the best possible outcomes and protect your health.

Our experienced general surgeon is here with expertise and compassion:

Rodney McCalla, MD, General Surgeon in Ottawa, KS

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy can sometimes stop or slow the growth of a tumor using high-energy waves to destroy the cancer without affecting too many of your healthy cells. The expert oncology team at AdventHealth Ottawa can help you decide if radiation is the right treatment for your cancer.

Rehabilitation and Support Services

The compassionate team at our Ottawa hospital is here to guide you back to whole health. After your cancer treatment, rehabilitation and support services can help you manage side effects, develop healthy eating habits, regain your strength and heal your spirit.

Find Cancer Care at AdventHealth Ottawa

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