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Prostate Cancer Prevention

The Burns & McDonnell High-Risk Prostate Cancer Screening Program provides vital tools to help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer.

The goal of the program is to personalize prostate cancer screening – based on your risk factors, general health and screening goals – and to closely monitor high-risk patients. Patients receive comprehensive services delivered by cancer doctors and advanced practice providers from numerous specialties, at multiple convenient locations 5 days a week.

Our services include:

  • Multidisciplinary approach to prostate cancer prevention and care
  • Consultation regarding monitoring options and standard prevention therapies
  • Scheduled counseling with a dietitian
  • Development of lifestyle strategies, including diet modification and exercise recommendations
  • Access to clinical research trials
  • Prostate cancer risk assessment and education for family members
  • Genetic screening/genetic counseling

We focus on all men at risk for prostate cancer, including:

  • African Americans
  • Men over age 50
  • Men with a prior history of elevated PSA
  • Men who have an abnormal prostate examination
  • Men who have a family history of prostate cancer
  • Men who have a family history of other cancers (breast, ovarian, pancreatic and Lynch syndrome)

Highly experienced team

Each patient in the program has access to a highly experienced group of physicians, nurses, a dietitian, research coordinators and others. These specialists work together as a multidisciplinary team to provide innovative services in one convenient setting at the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Care Pavilion in Westwood, Kansas. Our specialists screen patients at multiple locations and together the team works to create a treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient.

Advanced care, multidisciplinary approach

Our high-risk prostate cancer screening program is the first of its kind in the region. It is available to men from across the Kansas City area and beyond who are at high risk of developing prostate cancer.

We offer patients access to comprehensive services delivered by cancer doctors from many specialties, at multiple convenient locations 5 days a week. The program is part of The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s effort to provide the region with the most advanced cancer prevention and care available anywhere.

For an appointment or referral

No referral is necessary. Contact us if you are a patient at high risk for developing prostate cancer or a physician who is referring a patient for the high-risk program.

For more information
Patients: 913-588-1227 | 844-323-1227
Physicians: 913-588-5862 | 877-588-5862

Prostate cancer patient Al Wallace.

Timing is everything

Thanks to an annual physical, sports anchor Al Wallace received an early prostate cancer diagnosis that saved his life.

Al's story

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