Cardio-Oncology Program

Multidisciplinary heart care for cancer patients

Permanent heart damage is a possible side effect of some cancer treatments. This is why cardiologists and oncologists at The University of Kansas Health System and Cancer Center developed the cardio-oncology program. Through this program, patients are better able to continue receiving treatment for their cancer while minimizing damage to their hearts.

Patients of the program receive coordinated care from a multidisciplinary team. The team works together to care for the whole person, not just the disease. Services include heart health management as well as cancer survivorship care.

Our cardio-oncology program is one of only a few programs in the nation designed to improve cardiovascular outcomes for patients with cancer, especially those that require treatment affecting the chest area.

Cancer treatment heart-risk factors include:

  • Anthracycline-based chemotherapy
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Herceptin therapy
  • High-dose chemotherapy
  • History of left-chest-wall radiation
  • Hypertension
  • Overweight
  • Smoking history
  • Metabolic syndrome

If you are a cancer patient with any of these risk factors or are experiencing active symptoms of heart disease, schedule an appointment today.

Call the cardio-oncology program

  • 913-588-1227
  • 844-323-1227

World-class care from the region's premier academic medical center

The University of Kansas Hospital’s Cardiology & Heart Surgery ranked No. 24 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2018-19.

The hospital’s cancer program ranked No. 42 in Best Hospitals 2017-18. In addition, The University of Kansas Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center.