When you have cancer, where you get care matters. You can count on getting some of the best cancer care
available anywhere right here in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Center at University Health.
Our cancer center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our team is trained in the latest cancer treatments. But we also understand the power of personal connection. Compassion is part of everything we do.
Our cancer treatment experts
Our cancer team includes oncologists, infusion nurses and surgeons—all of whom are trained in the latest cancer treatment options. Many of our cancer doctors are also board-certified in multiple specialties, giving them a wide range of expertise.
We treat all cancer types, both hematologic and solid malignancies (lung, breast, colon, etc.) and take a team approach to cancer treatment. Our cancer doctors and nurses work together with palliative care professionals, physical therapists and nutritionists to provide well-rounded and personalized cancer care to everyone we serve.
Support during cancer treatment
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. We understand and we're here for you with an incredible support team who can help you and your family access the resources you need. Perhaps you need a ride to an appointment or help finding medical equipment. Or maybe a loved one has become depressed since a cancer diagnosis. Whatever you need, help is available.
Our support team includes the following roles:
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Cancer Center amenities and services
We want the Cancer Center to be a place where you can get the best possible cancer treatment. But we also want it to be a welcoming space where you can feel comfortable.
- We offer free parking. And when you come in to the building, an elevator can take you directly to the Cancer Center foyer.
- Our infusion center includes pleasant private and semiprivate spaces so you have the option of quiet during treatment or of conversing with other patients. Drinks and snacks are also available during infusion through our nourishment center.
- The Cancer Center includes a patient resource library where patients and family members can use computers during clinic hours.
- We have an appearance boutique on-site where you can find mastectomy supplies, a large selection of wigs and other personal items.
In addition, we offer specialized services you won't find everywhere else. Our breast center helps people with an increased risk of breast cancer. And our biospecimen repository empowers patients to support cancer research by donating tissue and blood samples.
Contact the Cancer Center
Let us know how we can help you. Your healthcare provider can provide a referral. Or you can call us at 816.404.4375.
Who can get cancer?
Is cancer genetic or hereditary?
Can cancer be cured?
How is cancer treated?
What do stages of cancer mean? How advanced can cancer get?
Are there symptoms of cancer?
However, depending on the type, location and/or size of cancer, a person may experience some symptoms. These may include but are not limited to: unintentional weight loss, unexplained fevers, fatigue, pain, skin changes, bowel/bladder changes, unusual bleeding, discharge or hoarseness.
Contact your Primary Care Physician (PCP), if there are unexplained reasons for these symptoms. Only a doctor, after completing appropriate testing, can diagnose cancer.
When should I get "tested" for cancer?