With Whole Person Cancer Care
At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, you’ll find an expert team of oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, and more — all here to provide expert cancer treatments here in the Kansas City area. With comprehensive outpatient care at one convenient cancer center, it’s easy to find all the help you need in one place, from diagnostic CT scans to rehabilitative physical therapy. We treat many types of cancer, including gynecologic cancers, head and neck cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer and more. As Kansas City’s only affiliate of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program supported by MD Anderson, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is raising the standard of cancer care. Lean on our network of oncologists, cancer surgeons, nurses, chaplains, and financial navigators to help you find confidence and healing in body, mind, and spirit.
Helping You Live a Life of Wellness
- Personal Navigation to Guide Your Care
Whatever your cancer diagnosis, your care is individual. That’s why AdventHealth, formerly Shawnee Mission Health, provides personal navigation to help guide you and your family through the cancer care process. We are here to help schedule appointments, connect with your medical team and address financial concerns. With whole person care, we want to take your stress away so you can focus on healing.
We also offer support services such as:
- Music therapy
- Spiritual support
- Social work
- Oncology-specific physical therapy
- Nutrition services
- Genetic counseling
- The only affiliate of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson, in Kansas City
Find cancer treatments you can be confident in. As the only affiliate of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson, in Kansas City, you can count on our team to provide the best treatment available. Our oncologists combine disease-specific expertise with decades of research and multidisciplinary care. AdventHealth Shawnee Mission offers a range of advanced treatments and clinical services, including:
- Precision medicine and targeted immunotherapy.
- High-dose rate brachytherapy is a type of targeted radiation therapy for more focused treatments and is especially useful in gynecologic cancers.
- Intensity modulation radiation therapy (IMRT) is a highly accurate form of radiation that causes fewer side effects than other types of radiation technology.
- Minimally invasive da Vinci Surgical System allows us to perform surgeries faster and safer, meaning shorter recovery times and fewer scars.
- Oncology-specific physical therapy.
Additional services we offer include clinical trials, an onsite specialty pharmacy, a lymphedema clinic and facilitation of clinical trials. Our team has performed the most minimally invasive radical prostatectomies for prostate cancer in Johnson County. We also treat:
You need to feel fully supported, and with a team of committed cancer experts at your side, you can. Our team includes specialists in psychology, cardiology, pulmonology, ENT, physical therapy, social work, radiation, molecular genetic pathology and clinical nutrition. Our physicians are certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®, which means they've undergone training to bring you the very best cancer care available.
- The Cancer Care Team
We know that a cancer diagnosis brings a lot of questions and uncertainties. Our experienced team is here to provide expertise in the latest treatment options and our entire staff is committed to providing the highest quality of cancer care.
The physicians indicated with an asterisk (*) are certified by MD Anderson Cancer Network®.
M. Jameel Kyasa, MD, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. He received his medical degree from Aleppo University in Aleppo, Syria, and his Internal Medicine residency with the Cleveland Clinic Health System. Dr. Kyasa completed his Hematology and Medical Oncology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark. Clinical areas of interest include lung, head and neck and breast cancer.
Abdulraheem Qasem, MD, is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. He received his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology School of Medicine, and his Internal Medicine residency at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, and the University of Missouri Kansas City. Qasem completed his Hematology Oncology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also received a graduate certificate in clinical research. Clinical areas of interest include gastroenterological, breast and colorectal cancer.
Lesley Hofer, APRN-C, earned her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and her master of science in nursing from the University of Central Missouri. She is an oncology certified nurse and a certified family nurse practitioner. Lesley supports the physicians both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She coordinates Shawnee Mission Cancer Center's survivorship program.
Lowell Byers, MD, is Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Internal Medicine. He received his medical training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed residencies in both Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Byers completed his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Kansas City Gynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Byers treats pre-invasive and invasive diseases and performs minimally invasive procedures with the da Vinci® Surgical System, as well as laparotomies and radical surgery for all gynecologic cancers.
Michelle Dudzinski, MD, is Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her medical training at Boston University, and completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Kansas City Gynecologic Society and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. Dudzinski provides treatment for all gynecologic malignancies including preinvasive and invasive disease with an emphasis on radical surgical procedures for gynecologic cancers and large pelvic masses.
Sara Lange, MD, is Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Board-eligible in Gynecologic Oncology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Medicine and completed her residency at Carolinas Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis and she is a member of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. She provides treatment for all types of gynecological malignancies and performs laparoscopic and da Vinci® Surgical System robotic procedures.
Brenda Shoup, MD, is Board-certified in Gynecologic Oncology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She received her medical training at The University of Kansas School of Medicine, and completed her residency at University of Florida – Shands Hospital and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology from The University of South Florida Moffitt Cancer Center. She is a member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Shoup performs minimally invasive procedures with the da Vinci® Surgical System and has special interest in treating pelvic masses and all gynecologic cancers, as well as patients with genetic predispositions to cancer.
Bobbe Anson, APRN, FNP-C, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Kansas School of Nursing. She is a certified family nurse practitioner. Bobbe supports the physicians both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Niki Switzer, APRN, earned her Bachelor’s degree in nursing from William Jewell College and her Master’s degree in nursing from Graceland University. She also completed a post-Master’s certificate at Saint Luke’s College of Nursing. She is a certified family nurse practitioner. Niki supports the physicians both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Ragan VanLeeuwen, APRN, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She is a certified family nurse practitioner. Ragan supports the physicians both in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
Michael A. Hughes, MD, earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering. He performed biomedical research at Duke and later at the University of Kansas, publishing original research in the areas of geriatrics, rehabilitation medicine and biomedical engineering. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and his residency training was completed at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., during which time he published original research in oncology. Dr. Hughes utilizes IMRT, high dose rate brachytherapy, and stereotactic radiotherapy for all types of cancer and specializes in breast, lung and prostate cancer.
Terry Wall, JD, MD, FACR, FASTRO, graduated with degrees in both medicine and law from the University of Kansas, during which time he was elected Chief Justice of the University Judiciary and was twice elected as President of the medical student body. He completed his radiation oncology training at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he served as Chief Resident and was awarded an American Cancer Society research grant. Wall has also served on the steering committee of the M.D. Anderson Alumni Association. Wall has been active in two major scientific organizations in the field of radiation oncology, the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), having served on the ASTRO Board of Directors and as chairman of several ASTRO committees. He is faculty advisor for the national organization of residents training in radiation oncology (ARRO) and lectures annually at the ASTRO national meeting. He has been elected to fellowships in both the American College of Radiology and the American College of Legal Medicine.
Samuel K. Caughron, MD
Samuel K. Caughron, MD, received his medical degree and completed his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He completed a fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He is Board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, as well as Molecular Genetic Pathology. Dr. Caughron is one of fewer than 300 physicians in the world with ABP Board-certification in Molecular Genetic Pathology and one of very few who applies that training to clinical practice in a community setting.
Elizabeth M. Manion, MD
Elizabeth M. Manion, MD, is Board-certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, MO., and her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Manion completed her Breast pathology and Surgical pathology fellowships at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Mass. Clinical area of interest includes breast cancer.
- Healing for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit
Successful cancer care is about more than just physical healing. From mental health counselors to massage therapists to chaplains, our multidisciplinary team is committed to helping you achieve greater health in body, mind, and spirit. Our whole-person wellness resources include:
- Oncology Certified Physical Therapy
- Massage Therapy
- Mental Health Counseling
- Music Therapy
- Naturopathic Medicine
- Patient and Family Education
- Spiritual Wellness
- Survivorship Programs
- Santé Image Renewal Boutique & Salon
We also offer screenings and prevention programs for early detection, because we want to give you everything you need to protect your health and live a life of whole-person wellness.
Gilda's Club Kansas City
AdventHealth is proud to partner with Gilda's Club Kansas City to provide free educational classes to those impacted by cancer. The professionally led workshops are for people living with cancer and their loved ones, so that no one faces cancer alone.
Gilda's Club Kansas City (GCKC) provides educational, social and emotional support for people impacted by any cancer - at no cost to our participants. Since opening, GCKC has continued to grow a program that includes support groups facilitated by licensed mental health professionals; educational classes and materials such as Frankly Speaking About Cancer series; healthy lifestyle workshops such as nutrition, exercise and arts; social activities such as comedy nights, cookouts and remembrances; and resource and referral programs including Open to Options™ (treatment decision model) and CancerSupportSource® (distress screening tool). Our programs are offered free of charge, removing a barrier for people of low-income levels and encouraging participation from people of all backgrounds, ages, gender, religious and spiritual beliefs, and at any stage of the cancer experience, including bereavement. GCKC fills a service gap in this region, as it is the only community-based program solely focused on meeting the psychological care needs of people impacted by cancer.
- Awards and Honors in Cancer Care
Your healing is our priority. We’re honored that our patient-focused cancer care has received recognition from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, making us the first accredited breast cancer program in Kansas. But for us, it’s not about the awards. It’s about helping you receive the highest level of care possible while fully supporting you and your family.
- Women's Care You Can Count On
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- Santé Image Renewal Boutique & Salon
Santé Image Renewal Boutique and Salon is Kansas City's premier destination for people who have been affected by cancer, medical challenges or other physical changes. At Santé, our expert stylist will help you choose the products, solutions and services to maintain or improve your quality of life and restore a positive body image.
Santa Fe Medical Building
9301 W. 74th Street, Suite 200
Shawnee Mission, KS 66204
Open Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Mastectomy fitter hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 am to 5 pm, by appointment only. Schedule at Call913-632-9803.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Call913-632-9800.
- Wigs, hair pieces, extensions, scarves and head wraps
- Full-service licensed salon featuring coloring, highlights, waxing, facials and leg and foot detox
- Nutritional supplements
- Skincare products, non-metallic deodorant and lotions
- Products for lymphedema patients
- Juzo compression stockings and socks
- Gifts and gift certificates
About our Store Manager
Growing up in the beauty business with both parents as cosmetologists, Renee decided to follow in her parents' footsteps. She has worked in the field of cosmetology, customer service, salon management and cosmetic education and application for 33 years. Renee's years of experience in the industry have shown her the art of beauty inside and out. She is dedicated to helping her customers feel more comfortable, secure and confident. Renee truly enjoys her work, and her kind and welcoming spirit will bring hope to everyone who walks through the doors at Santé.
- About the Center
Everything You Need At One Location.
The AdventHealth Cancer Center is located on the southwest corner of the AdventHealth Shawnee Mission campus. It’s designed to give area residents one central community location that provides comprehensive outpatient care, including oncology treatment, detection, prevention and support groups. That means having one place for your appointments – whether you’re going through chemotherapy or radiation or both – and a dedicated team to guide you through your treatment plan.
AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission
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Taking Care of the Details
You focus on healing. Let us handle the rest. Our multidisciplinary care team is here to help you coordinate your care and connect you with the resources you need to overcome any roadblocks in your way. Whether it’s helping you find child care during your treatments or a local gym where you can relieve some stress, we’re here to support you in body, mind, and spirit.