Cancer specialists in Overland Park/Leawood, KS
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center has an experienced oncology team dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to the Overland Park and Leawood, KS communities. As part of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, we provide local access to innovative cancer resources and clinical research trials. We also offer advanced screening techniques and cancer treatments, including minimally invasive robotic surgery.
For more information about our cancer services, please call Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center at (913) 498-7409.
Our cancer services
As part of Sarah Cannon at HCA Midwest Health, we have access to the latest cancer diagnostics, treatments and clinical trials. Our oncology team is dedicated to guiding patients through their cancer treatment, from diagnosis through recovery. To help our oncologists accomplish wellness goals during treatment, our team is assisted by subspecialists, including dietitians and social workers.
Menorah Medical Center is accredited by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.
Additionally, we are recognized by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) as an Accredited Breast Center.
Types of cancer we treat
We diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers, including:
- Blood cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, including complex GI cancers
- Gynecologic cancer
- Head and neck cancer
- Liver cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Skin cancer
- Thoracic cancer
- Urologic cancer
Breast cancer detection and care
Our women's health program features traditional mammography and advanced breast imaging procedures, so women in our community have access to comprehensive screenings. In an effort to provide care for woman with all types of breast conditions, we perform breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and breast ultrasounds in addition to mammography. If any abnormalities are detected, we can perform biopsies to identify if breast cancer is present.
When treatment is needed, our breast surgeons use the latest techniques, including robotic surgery, to perform a range of specialized breast surgeries, including:
- Hidden scar breast surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
Colorectal cancer detection and care
We offer screenings and treatment for cancers of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. Cancerous tumors in this region usually start as small polyps. One of the best ways to detect these polyps is with a colonoscopy.
Our colorectal specialists perform colonoscopies to identify any polyps or suspicious tissue. If abnormalities are found, we will collect a sample of the suspicious tissue and send it to our laboratory to determine if it is cancerous or benign.
If cancer is detected, our colorectal surgeons use robotic surgery to remove cancerous tissue. Robotic surgery allows our surgeons to operate in hard-to-reach places with extreme precision using only a few small incisions.
Lung cancer detection
We are committed to bringing screening awareness and accessibility to people at a high risk of developing lung cancer. That's why we offer low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung screenings, which help physicians detect suspicious nodules that are not visible in X-rays.
Current and former smokers who have no symptoms of lung cancer and have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years may qualify for low-dose CT screening.
Our cancer treatments
Our physicians use specialized screenings, laboratory services and imaging exams to detect cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. When cancer is detected our team is ready to develop a plan of care and begin treatment, which may include:
Chemotherapy is a commonly used treatment for many types of cancer. It uses drugs that interfere with the a cancer's ability to reproduce and grow. One of the most common side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. However, we offer scalp cooling technology that stops hair from falling out while under undergoing treatment.
We are committed to supporting our patients throughout cancer treatment and minimizing side effects, when possible.
Lymphedema is swelling that occurs in one or more of a patients' arms or legs. It is commonly caused by the removal or damage to the lymph nodes, which may occur due to cancer treatment. We provide lymphedema therapy, which is the process of removing excess fluid that causes swelling through exercise, compression and/or manual drainage.
Radiation therapy, also called radiation oncology, involves killing cancer cells with beams of high-energy radiation. This cancer treatment can precisely target and treat malignant tumors. Our radiation therapists use different types of radiation therapy, including high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, image-guided radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery.
We offer surgeries for certain types of cancer, such as breast and colorectal cancers. We use minimally invasive robotic surgery for many procedures, which offers many benefits compared to traditional surgery, including minimal scarring and faster recovery times.
As part of HCA Midwest Health, we are associated with a family of hospitals in the Kansas City region. We can seamlessly coordinate care for procedures offered at one of our sister facilities, when needed.
Our dedicated patient navigators are oncology-trained nurses who serve as points of contact for patients throughout their cancer journey. Patient navigators offer educational resources, explain diagnoses and treatments and inform patients about national clinical trials.
Some types of cancer are hereditary. That's why we offer genetic testing and counseling to patients who are concerned about their family's history of cancer. Our board-certified genetic counselors provide on-site cancer risk assessments and offer personalized information regarding genetic influences, specific cancer risks and targeted screening and prevention options.
For more information about genetic testing or to schedule an appointment, please call (913) 498-7409.
Clinical research trials
Through Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health, patients facing cancer now have greater access to clinical trial options in the Kansas City region. By participating in clinical trials, we remain on the cutting-edge of cancer treatment and bring the most innovative care to our patients.
Cancer support and wellness
We strive to support and guide patients from cancer diagnosis through recovery. That's why we offer a wide variety of cancer support programs and resources, including educational programs, nutritional guidance and support counseling.
Our cancer wellness classes are designed for patients and caregivers. They teach simple, evidence-based strategies to reduce cancer-related side effects and help patients live their best lives during treatment. Because space is limited, we encourage patients to register for classes in advance.
Our physical therapy and rehabilitation program offers specialized services for patients with cancer. Our cancer-focused rehab team understands how a cancer diagnosis affects your body. We help patients manage the side effects of surgery and other treatments that can change how a patient feels and moves. Cancer rehabilitation helps improve our patients' physical functionality and well-being through a range of therapies.
Getting to our cancer center
Sarah Cannon at Menorah Medical Center is located just behind our main hospital in the Menorah Medical Building. Cancer Rehabilitation at Menorah Medical Center is located on our hospital's main campus on the corner of W 119th Street and Nall Avenue.
Our address is:
12140 Nall Ave., Ste. 200
Overland Park, KS 66209
About Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Menorah Medical Center is part of Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare. Our family of hospitals provides comprehensive cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for people facing cancer in our communities. From diagnosis to treatment and survivorship care, our oncology expertise ensures you have access to locally trusted care with the support of a globally recognized network.
Have cancer questions? We can help. askSARAH is a dedicated helpline for your cancer-related questions. Our specially trained nurses are available 24/7, and all calls are confidential. Contact askSARAH at (816) 448-7737 or chat online at askSARAHnow.
Oncology at HCA Midwest
Oncology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Oncology treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, medication or surgery. Oncologists can specialize in one of three fields of oncology: medical, radiation or surgery.Learn about Oncology