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You Are So Much More Than Your Cancer

Saint Luke’s Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer is now open. Call 844-522-2201 to schedule an appointment.

“We chose Saint Luke’s.”

Three amazing women share stories of life, hope, and great cancer care

Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute

No two cancers are alike. No two people are alike. And no two cancer programs are alike.

The team at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute provides early detection, expert diagnosis, personalized treatment options, and survivorship support to every patient. It’s what Saint Luke’s calls precision medicine: the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute offers:

  • Access to leading-edge clinical trials, including National Cancer Institute (NCI) and industry trials
  • Medical oncologists and hematologists subspecializing in every type of cancer, including breast, lung, gastrointestinal, brain, and colon
  • A Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic where patients meet with a team of specialists in one comprehensive appointment
  • The region’s largest network of 3-D mammography centers, for early detection of the smallest tumors
  • Nurse navigators who serve as patient resources and advocates through treatment and beyond
  • Innovative surgeries for brain tumors, including NeuroBlate®, which uses a laser to destroy previously inoperable tumors
  • Cancer Survivorship Program to help patients overcome the physical and emotional challenges that often follow diagnosis and treatment

Thoughtful second opinions

When it comes to potentially life-changing or lifesaving treatments, patients and their families often seek a second opinion. Second opinions are helpful because they may provide:

  • Confirmation of a diagnosis
  • More details about type of cancer and stage, which affect treatment options
  • Perspective from subspecialized oncologists

If you started your cancer journey at another facility, the experts at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute are available to review your records and provide a thoughtful second opinion, including personalized treatment options available at Saint Luke’s. For more information, call 855-663-7524.

Cancer care, everywhere

Patients can access Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute experts at 10 practice locations throughout the Kansas City region. Our clinical affiliation program recently added locations at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Liberty Hospital, and Western Missouri Medical Center.

Our growing network ensures that patients needing chemotherapy or other infusion treatments can have their care closer to home. Patients needing radiation treatment can access those services at three convenient locations:

  • Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City
  • Saint Luke’s East Hospital
  • Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute at Liberty Hospital
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  • Roselie Backer Thompson figured it wouldn’t be easy getting her 11 siblings to agree on the family reunion. She and her five brothers and six sisters had had reunions before, often with more than 100 relatives. But this one would be different.

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  • For her 35th birthday, Christina Faris gave herself a present that neither her husband nor her friends thought to give. Faris had her first mammogram. The cost of her $20 co-pay may have saved her life.

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  • 12/08/2016 - 9:00am
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - SLCI Resource Room

    If you are a cancer patient (post active treatment) or caregiver who would like to learn how diet can support recovery and improve the symptoms affecting daily functioning and quality of life, this Nutrition Class is for you! 

  • 12/14/2016 - 1:00pm
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City - SLCI Resource Room

    Look Good…Feel Better is a nationwide program for women receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatment. In a free, two-hour workshop, caring volunteer beauty professionals teach simple beauty techniques to help women feel better about themselves, just when they need it most. Contact Sharon Howard at 816-932-5144 to register.

  • 12/15/2016 - 9:00am
    Saint Luke's North Hospital–Barry Road - Second Floor

    If you are a cancer patient (post active treatment) or caregiver who would like to learn how diet can support recovery and improve the symptoms affecting daily functioning and quality of life, this Nutrition Class is for you! 

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