With cancer, the big things matter most – experienced doctors, the best medicine and the latest technology. But, the little things matter too – personalized care, compassionate caregivers, and convenient and comfortable treatment facilities. The Shawnee Mission Cancer Center was built with all of these things in mind so you can focus on what’s important: fighting cancer. Shawnee Mission Health has always offered the best possible care for our inpatient oncology patients, and now, our Cancer Center is available to provide that same excellent care on an outpatient basis.
To contact us, call 913-632-9100.
9301 W. 74th Street, Suite 100
(Conveniently located on the campus of Shawnee Mission Medical Center)
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
The Cancer Center opened in 2014 on the southwest corner of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) campus to give area residents one central community location that provides comprehensive outpatient care, including oncology treatment, detection, prevention and support groups. That means having one place for your appointments – whether you’re going through chemotherapy or radiation or both – and a dedicated team to guide you through your treatment plan.
The Cancer Center offers a full array of oncology services,including medical oncology, radiation oncology, infusion therapies and other on-site integrative treatments and cancer support services. The Center also offers a PET/CT scanner that provides advanced imaging and treatment planning.
Our Care Team
Our multi-disciplinary teams work side-by-side to provide the best plan for your treatment and recovery. Experts in medical oncology and radiation
oncology are housed on either side of the Cancer Center to deliver a team approach to your care. The Cancer Center is led by medical oncologists Prasanth Reddy, MD, MPH, FACP
; and Nagendra Natarajan, MD, MPH
; and radiation oncologist Michael A. Hughes, MD
. Reddy is Board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, specializing in cancer care, blood disorders and breast care. Natarajan is Board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine, specializing in cancer care, benign and malignant hematology, with special interest in gastrointestinal cancers. Hughes completed his residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he published original research in oncology. He utilizes IMRT and stereotactic radiotherapy for all types of cancer and specializes in breast, lung and prostate cancers.
The three are joined by Samuel K. Caughron, MD
, one of fewer than 300 physicians in the world with ABP Board-certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology and one of a very few who applies that training to clinical practice in a community setting, as well as Ragan VanLeeuwen
, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist.
In addition, the Cancer Center offers holistic care that’s integrated with your traditional medical plan. Megan Schlick, ND
(doctor of naturopathic medicine), applies a whole-person approach to care, recognizing the role of the mind, body and spirit in health and healing. For cancer patients, naturopathic services can help patients prepare and heal from surgery, manage side effects from chemotherapy/radiation and rebuild health after conventional care. Schlick earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University and her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, an accredited naturopathic school in Seattle, Wash. She has special training in nutritional medicine, herbal medicine, lifestyle modifications and homeopathy.
All of our services are delivered with the same compassionate care that you expect from Shawnee Mission Health. The Cancer Center was designed to keep your needs in mind, from private areas in the waiting room to a family room with books and music. Patients have access to nutrition programs, massage, education, palliative care, fitness classes and spiritual care to help heal the whole person. Conveniently located just upstairs from the Center is Santè Image Renewal Boutique and Salon, where you can find a variety of products, such as wigs, scarves and prosthetics, to help restore a positive body image. We know that a cancer diagnosis brings a lot of questions and uncertainties for both you and your family. At the Cancer Center, your physicians have the latest medical expertise to treat your condition, and they’ll work together with staff to make sure your needs are met every step of the way.
The Shawnee Mission Cancer Center’s services include: