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...
Faith in Positive Outcomes

Faith in Positive Outcomes

MCA Patient: Sara Davidson Diagnosis: Hodgkin’s lymphoma Medical Oncologist: Dr. Mark Vellek When Sara Davidson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 1999, her team at Missouri Cancer Associates didn’t waste any time, with treatment starting just two weeks...
Meet MCA’s new medical oncologist Dr. Andrew M. Iliff

Meet MCA’s new medical oncologist Dr. Andrew M. Iliff

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and why you chose oncology care? I grew up in Stilwell, Kansas, and am a Midwesterner through and through. We have lived in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa and are looking forward to moving to Columbia. I decided to specialize in oncology...
Survivor Story: Jeff Bergman

Survivor Story: Jeff Bergman

Survivor Since: June 2011 Diagnosis: Late Stage Testicular Cancer Missouri Cancer Care Team: Dr. David Schlossman (now retired) Dr. Uma Ramadoss Jessica Baker, RN Chemotherapy Care Team: Mung Chin, RN Johanna Joes, RN Denise Huff, RN Erin Swift, RN Danielle...