At Saint Luke’s Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, you can conveniently meet with all specialists overseeing your care plan during one comprehensive, three-hour appointment. This means you won’t have the hassle of scheduling appointments with specialists at multiple offices.
A team approach
Your treatment plan and care will be coordinated by a team of oncologists, surgeons, and survivorship nurses. As an integral part of this team, you will be included in all decisions.
Your team includes:
- Breast nurse navigator—This specially trained registered nurse, who is certified in oncology and the Cancer Survivorship Program, serves as your resource and advocate.
- Breast radiologist—This board-certified radiologist specializes in breast imaging, early detection, needle biopsy techniques, and diagnosis.
- Breast surgeon—This board-certified surgeon specializes in breast surgery, breast cancer prevention and early detection, biopsy techniques, and multidisciplinary treatment.
- Radiation oncologists—These specialists will recommend radiation treatment options and explain how they’ll be integrated into your care plan.
- Medical oncologist—This cancer specialist oversees your care from diagnosis throughout treatment. He or she will stage and manage all aspects of diagnosis and treatment to ensure you have the best possible quality of life.
- Plastic surgeon—This board-certified surgeon will consult with you (if you require surgery) to discuss reconstruction options.
- Genetic counselors—These experts use comprehensive risk assessments and genetic testing to help identify inherited cancers based on your personal and family histories. They answer questions and assist with communication to other at-risk family members.
- Pathologist—This expert, the area’s only fellowship-trained pathologist in breast cancer pathology, interprets biopsy samples to diagnose tumor type, characteristics, and grade.
- Nutritionist—This registered dietitian provides free one-on-one counseling during treatment. She also leads the free Nutrition for Cancer Survivorship Class for patients who’ve completed treatment.
- Survivorship coordinator—This clinician will help you maintain your highest level of function and independence, providing resources for physical improvement, emotional health, and social well-being. She’s certified in STAR Program and offers services free of charge.
- Social workers—These individuals assess your social, emotional, and financial needs and recommend resources to support you throughout treatment and recovery.
- Behavioral health nurse—This advanced practice nurse specializing in behavioral health will help you and your family and caregivers cope with a cancer diagnosis. This service is offered free of charge.
Saint Luke’s Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic
Medical Plaza III
4321 Washington St, Ste 4000
Kansas City, MO 64111