Breast health is top priority for Olathe Health System because it's so important to our patients and the people who love them. We offer a full range of breast care services and expertise, starting with our primary care doctors and including digital mammography, skilled surgeons and oncologists and a Cancer Resource Center.
Accredited Breast Care Center
OMC's Breast Care Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. This means our patients get comprehensive care with state-of-the-art services and a multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate the best treatment options. The care team includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists and multiple support staff members to provide timely diagnosis and treatment of patients and ongoing monitoring of patients' outcomes.
Yearly mammograms are recommended for women, starting at age 40. Olathe Health System offers digital mammography for its patients, which is a faster process overall. Image clarity is assessed immediately to reduce unnecessary and sometimes worrisome callbacks. Soft, disposable breast pads add cushioning and increase comfort. Our understanding, experienced staff, including radiologists, is dedicated to mammography.
To schedule a digital mammogram, call The Women's Imaging Suite at the Olathe Medical Pavilion at 913-791-4395, or Miami County Medical Center at 913-294-6611.
Other Cancer Resources
Olathe Health System offers cancer resources and support groups for people with cancer. If you are looking for a cancer specialist or need a second opinion, you can find physicians specializing in cancer care by using the Find a Specialist link in the top left side of this screen.
Cancer Support Groups & Resources
Breast Cancer Survivor Stories
Michelle's early diagnosis may have saved her life.
Nurse Michelle Mercer (pictured left) knew early cancer detection could save lives. She had been a nurse for a long time and had seen it firsthand. In 2010, it became part of her personal story.
Some years before, in her 30s, the wife and mother of two had noticed a linear, firm area on the outer right side of one of her breasts. It felt like muscle, not a lump, and she didn't feel it all of the time. It was just one of those things, Michelle thought, nothing to worry about. She did self-exams regularly and, because of a family history of breast cancer, had a baseline mammogram at 35, with annual follow-ups.
But when Michelle was 40 and noticed the spot again, something told her she should be more aggressive about checking it out. She scheduled a digital mammogram at Olathe Medical Pavilion.
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Mary Jo Sandberg
When Mary Jo raced against breast cancer,
a connected team of caregivers ran with her
In a routine physical in December of 2004, Mary Jo Sandberg’s primary care physician, Dr. Kathryn Chartrand, discovered a lump in Mary Jo’s breast and recommended that she schedule a mammogram at Olathe Medical Center. Abnormal findings on the mammogram led to an ultrasound-guided biopsy that confirmed the presence of cancer. That’s when Team Mary Jo began to take shape.
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(Pictured, right: Mary Jo Sandberg, 50, Olathe Marathon runner, breast cancer survivor, and participant in the 2009 Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure in Kansas City.)