Saint Luke’s High-risk Breast Clinic delivers supplemental services for individuals who are at heightened risk for breast cancer. The program offers:
- Early detection services
- Access to education and research opportunities
The clinic collaborates with the Hereditary Cancer Program at Saint Luke's Cancer Institute to evaluate family history in identifying genetic risk factors.
Patients undergo evaluation by a nurse practitioner or genetic counselors. If needed, the patient may also be referred to one of our breast surgeons.
The clinic also provides:
- Screening technology, such as digital mammography, 3-D mammography (breast tomosynthesis), ultrasounds, and MRI
- Clinical breast exams by MammaCare®-certified clinicians
- Breast self-exam instruction
- Preventive therapies and consultation about personal risk factors
- Genetic testing and counseling
Saint Luke’s breast centers are some of the only centers in the Kansas City area to exclusively employ fellowship-trained radiologists who specialize in breast imaging.
Most general radiologists are responsible for the entire body. Our radiologists focus solely on breast imaging and breast procedures. That means they can keep up with the latest technologies and master the finest skills in this field.
Who will benefit from the High-risk Breast Clinic?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from visiting the High-risk Breast Clinic:
- Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancers?
- Do you have a known genetic mutation associated with an increased lifetime risk for breast cancer, such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes?
- Do you have non-genetic risk factor, such as multiple previous biopsies or risk markers by pathology, such as LCIS?
- Have you had a previous breast cancer diagnosis and require additional surveillance?
- Do you believe you’re at increased risk and would like the extra assurance of frequent screening?
Saint Luke’s offer the High-risk Breast Clinic at:
To schedule an appointment, call the High-risk Breast Clinic at 816-932-7900 or the Hereditary Cancer Center at 816-932-2375.