The Women’s Cancer Center

The Women’s Cancer Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center focuses solely on breast and gynecologic cancers and improving the delivery of cancer care. Here, specialists from one of the country’s leading National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers work in tandem to offer the most advanced treatments with care and compassion.

The Women's Cancer Center doctor with patient

The only program of its kind in the region, The Women’s Cancer Center provides integrated, multidisciplinary care from the moment you walk in through your survivorship. Our team of academic experts comprises numerous specialties, including breast and gynecologic surgical oncology, breast medical oncology and breast reconstruction and plastic surgery.

These nationally and internationally recognized disease-dedicated specialists will evaluate patients on the same day and come together to develop and provide a comprehensive treatment plan for each patient based on their individual needs. Patients can also receive necessary imaging and biopsies during their visit.

Because there is an association among women’s cancers   ̶   and in some cancers men develop   ̶   we have expertise caring for patients at high risk for and affected by women’s cancers. Our genetic counselors can help you understand your risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer and what it means for your family members, who may also want genetic testing.

Woman's Cancer Center team

Exceptional care for women’s cancers

  • Multidisciplinary experts focused exclusively on specialized cancer care for women
  • Services spanning breast surgery, breast medical oncology, breast radiation oncology, breast reconstruction, gynecologic oncology, breast and ovarian cancer prevention, survivorship and more 
  •  Patient-centric approach: coordinated imaging and clinical appointments
  • Breast imaging
  • Personalized care plans created by collaborative physician team
  • Subspecialty support to reduce complications and improve outcomes
  • Specialty-trained nurse navigators
  • Individualized approach to screening and prevention
  • Genetic counseling for the entire family
  • Nationally recognized program leading clinical trials and changing the standards of cancer care
Breast cancer care

Breast cancer care

A breast cancer diagnosis is life-changing, not only for the affected individual but for their family as well. Here, a patient’s tumor molecular data is integral to all treatment decisions. Our multidisciplinary team of breast cancer specialists designs effective personalized treatment plans for each individual based on their genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors. Our team provides:

  • Breast radiation oncology
  • Breast survivorship
  • Breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast surgery
  • Breast reconstruction and plastic surgery
  • Breast cancer prevention clinic for women with a high risk of cancer and testing for genetic cancer syndromes like BRCA1, BRCA2 and Lynch syndrome
  • Medical oncology

American College of Radiology Accredited Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging FacilityWe are an accredited breast center by NAPBC

Breast reconstruction

Breast reconstruction: One size does not fit all

When facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment plan, women must navigate the unknown, with little to no awareness from their traditional support system. Here are some of the most common surprises for those considering breast reconstruction after mastectomy.

You have options

Prospective patients are surprised at all the options. From implants to borrowed tissue from elsewhere on the body, most patients want to know the fastest and healthiest options for their reconstruction.

You can refine and revise

Breast reconstruction is a process. The journey will likely involve multiple procedures, office visits or surgeries.

Patience for the process

There may be implications to insurance coverage based on the care plan at the point of cancer treatment. Treatment plans may influence timing for breast reconstruction.

Nationally recognized resources

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation lead the Breast Reconstruction Awareness USA Campaign, one of the few breast cancer campaigns dedicated to building awareness around breast reconstruction options. The plastic surgery team at The University of Kansas Health System actively supports these campaigns.

We support your journey

Breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or lumpectomy is not for every woman, but every woman should be informed of the options to which she is legally entitled.

Learn more

The plastic surgery team at The University of Kansas Health System offers breast reconstruction consultation services at 2 convenient locations. Visit The University of Kansas Health System breast reconstruction page

  • Sutherland Institute, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, 913-588-2000
  • Indian Creek Campus, 10777 Nall Ave., Suite 210, Overland Park, KS 66221, 913-588-7600

Gynecologic cancer care

Gynecologic cancer care

Our gynecologic oncologists are expertly trained specialists who are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care. Our multidisciplinary team collaborates to tailor a treatment plan based on your individual needs and the genetic makeup of your particular type of cancer. We provide:

  • Gynecologic cancer diagnosis and management of treatment side effects
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Survivorship
  • High-risk ovarian cancer prevention (genetic cancer syndromes like BRCA1 and BRCA2)
  • Urogynecology and gynecology for cancer survivors

Genetic counseling and prevention

Genetic counseling and prevention

Our personalized and comprehensive care includes genetic counseling and testing for patients and their families who may be at risk for hereditary cancers. We offer genetic testing to assess risk for hereditary cancer syndromes, including breast and ovarian cancer (BRCA1 and BRCA2), Lynch syndrome and more. Our services include:

  • Review up to three generations of your family history
  • Discuss your and your children’s risk factors for cancer
  • Cascade testing and genetic counseling for the entire family

Support that comes with care

Support that comes with care

The Women’s Cancer Center provides support services for patients and families diagnosed with and at risk of cancer in concert with care and treatment. Our personalized and comprehensive care involves identifying challenges and providing tools to manage them, whether they are physical, nutritional, spiritual, social or psychological. These support services include, but are not limited to:

In addition, we provide:

Radiology and pharmacy services

Radiology and pharmacy services

For more information
Address: 10710 Nall Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66211
Patients: 913-574-1594 | 844-323-1227
Physicians: 913-588-5682 | 877-588-5682

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Stacey Johnson

The joy of a problem-free pregnancy faded to fear when Stacey Johnson felt a lump in her left breast. Yet today, she has a healthy baby boy after seeking a second opinion at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. 
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