Message to Patients and Families

Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care at The University of Kansas Cancer Center

A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing, not only for the affected individual but for her or his immediate family as well. 

Patients have numerous questions: 

  • Where should I go?
  • Whom do I see first  ̶   a surgeon or a medical oncologist?
  • Should I have genetic testing?
  • Should my family members have genetic testing?
  • When should my daughters/sons be screened?
  • How can my daughters reduce their risk? 

At The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s Comprehensive Breast Program, we see women and men with breast cancer and benign breast diseases. Our team of specialists works in tandem to provide comprehensive, compassionate and personalized care for patients with breast cancer. 

Multidisciplinary care

Your care team will include physicians who specialize in medical oncology, radiology, surgical oncology, plastic surgery, radiation oncology and pathology. These are experts whose clinical practice is dedicated to breast cancer. Together, they will design the best integrated plan of care for each patient. 

Newly diagnosed

For those with a new breast lump or newly diagnosed breast cancer, our specialty-trained breast cancer nurse navigators will help you start your journey in the right place. We have multiple breast cancer treatment locations throughout the Kansas City area to ensure you receive treatment close to home. Once you’ve completed treatment, we continue to follow you through survivorship care paying special attention to issues like lymphedema, exercise and weight control. 

Family history

If you have not been diagnosed with breast cancer but have a positive family history or a suspicious breast biopsy, our high-risk breast clinic can help. Our high-risk clinic provides a risk assessment, genetic testing if needed, and guidance on issues such as specialized screening, prevention interventions and hormone replacement for women with menopause symptoms. 

Our physicians are active in clinical and basic research, and we are the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the region. We offer access to innovative clinical trials in prevention, treatment and survivorship as well as the most advanced standard of care.

Contact us

To make an appointment
Toll free 844-323-1227 

Referring physicians 
Toll free 877-588-5862