Our Breast Care Services
Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. We want to ensure all breast cancer patients receive the best possible services and care to help make cancer treatment easier. OMC’s breast navigators provide you support and assist with problems that can arise during breast cancer treatment and recovery. They can help schedule appointments, connect with support services, find financial resources and transportation. 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. Our breast surgeons have a combined 60 plus years of experience with breast reconstruction. They work closely with each patient and her general surgeon, medical and radiation oncologist and personal doctor to choose the right procedure. In many cases, breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as a mastectomy.
Whether you want to look younger, improve your self-confidence or recover how your body looks or feels after cancer surgery, there are many advanced plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures that can help you feel more like YOU. The board-certified specialists at Olathe Health perform advanced surgery and procedures, including many minimally invasive options and the most delicate micro-vascular techniques.
Olathe Health offers a High-Risk Breast Clinic for individuals at an increased risk of developing breast cancer due to personal risk factors. Our nurse practitioner, Melanie A. Knight, APRN, CRNFA, will meet with you on a regular basis to assess and monitor your breast health and to proactively manage your risk. Early detection is key to successfully treating breast cancer.
You might be a candidate for our high-risk breast clinic if you:
- Have a family history of breast cancer
- Have had an abnormal mammogram
- Have a known BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation (based on having had genetic testing)
- Have a first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child) with a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation, and have not had genetic testing themselves
If you think you might be a candidate for our High-Risk Breast Clinic, talk with your primary care provider about a referral, or call Melanie Knight at 913-782-8577.
Olathe Health offers Breast Brachytherapy Treatment, a targeted form of internal radiation. Brachytherapy delivers higher doses of radiation to targeted areas of the body using a special device that is implanted by our breast surgeon, Dr. Craig Anderson. This targeted radiation minimizes radiation exposure for healthy tissue, and may cause fewer side effects. Treatment time is usually shorter, averaging about five days instead of four to six weeks with traditional, external beam radiation therapy.