Kansas City’s First Accredited Breast Center
Shawnee Mission Health’s Breast Center – Dedicated to exceptional breast care from the time of a breast cancer diagnosis through survivorship.
A Complex Disease
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. According to the American Cancer Society, about 185,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer annually and about 41,000 will die from the disease.
While breast cancer is a common cancer, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care is highly complex. The Breast Center exists to support each patient as an individual, working with a multidisciplinary team of specialists to tailor exceptional care for the unique needs of each patient.
Early detection is the best defense against breast cancer. It greatly improves treatment options, the chances for successful treatment and survival. The Breast Center offers state-of-the-art methods for screening and diagnosis, including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and minimally invasive breast biopsy.
What is a Breast Center?
A Breast Center is a system for delivering coordinated, patient-focused care across the continuum of a woman’s breast health needs. Breast care at the Breast Center includes screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care, all provided by a multidisciplinary team of physician specialists, nurses, technologists, physical therapists and others. These breast health specialists work together to ensure that optimal care is provided at each step along the way.
What services are offered at the Breast Center?
- Screening, Diagnostic Imaging, and Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsy:
- Digital mammography
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast MRI
- Stereotactic breast biopsy
- Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
- MRI-guided breast biopsy
- Risk assessment for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
Exceptional, supportive care for individuals diagnosed with breast cancer:
Ready to make an appointment?
- Nurse Navigators
- Breast Cancer Connection – a circle of support, education, and empowerment
- Voices of Hope – a peer-to-peer support program
- Lymphedema treatment program
- Cancer rehabilitation and fatigue management
- Nutritional consultants
- Massage therapy
- Community outreach and education
- Educational resources, including an information library and internet access
Schedule your annual mammogram today by calling 913-676-2505. A physician’s order is not needed for a screening mammogram.
Afternoon and evening walk-in appointments are available at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Morning and afternoon walk-in appointments available at the Shawnee Mission Health Prairie Star.
SMH now offers $100 Mammography Screening for self-pay patients. Remember to schedule your procedure in advance. The $100 fee will be collected at the time of service. This fee does not include the radiology physician’s reading fee.
For more information about the Breast Center, call 913-676-2220.