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"I've always appreciated how closely
our staff members work together, but
once I started consulting with these
people as a patient, I began to realize
that they really work together as one
big team," Pankratz says. "Experiencing
this as a patient only reinforced how
valuable all these people are for our
patients. It wasn't just my personal
experience. I witnessed this over and
over again every day for patients with
all different types of diagnoses going
through treatment."

Below: Jeffrey Geitz, M.D.,
meets with Lynn Pankratz to
discuss follow-up care after
her successful treatment for
breast cancer.

The latest
cancer care
Pankratz had continued confidence
in that if anything
unexpected arose,
the cancer center's membership in the
Midwest Cancer Alliance meant that
second opinions and additional resources
from the University of Kansas Cancer
Center were readily available. Many of
these consultations and services are
available through interactive television,
which means patients don't have to drive
to Kansas City for consultations.
Other services-like patient housing
at the Rebecca A. Morrison House, transportation to and from appointments, and
referrals to community resources-are
also available through the cancer center.

Pankratz, who
is now cancerfree, retired in
September. She
must continue her
follow-up cancer
care with mammograms and doctor's
appointments every six months.
"This entire experience just reinforced what I always knew," Pankratz
says. "We're very fortunate to have
access to the very latest in cancer care
right here in north central Kansas at
the Tammy Walker Cancer Center.
When I walked through the doors
for the first time as a patient, I knew
there was no place I'd rather go. I'm
very proud of all this team does to
treat cancer in our community and
regional area." 1

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