Saint Luke’s High-risk Breast Clinic delivers supplemental services for individuals who are at heightened risk for breast cancer. Through collaboration with the Hereditary Cancer Program at Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute, patients will meet with a genetic counselor to evaluate family history in identifying genetic risk factors.

You may benefit from Saint Luke’s High-risk Breast Clinic if you answer yes to any of the following:

  1. Do you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancers?
  2. Do you have a known genetic mutation associated with an increased lifetime risk for breast cancer, such as the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes?
  3. Do you have non-genetic risk factors, such as multiple previous biopsies or risk markers by pathology (for example, lobular carcinoma in situ)?
  4. Have you had a previous breast cancer diagnosis and require additional surveillance?
  5. Do you believe you’re at increased risk and would like the extra assurance of frequent screening?


  • Early detection
  • Surveillance
  • Access to education and research opportunities
  • Preventive therapies and consultation about personal risk factors
  • Genetic testing and counseling

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment at Saint Luke's High-risk Breast Clinic, call 816-932-7900, option 3.


Oct. 13, 2021
FOX4: Two-time breast cancer survivor shares how Saint Luke's unique clinic helps high-risk patients
FOX4 talked to Dr. Ruby Meierotto about how Saint Luke's High-Risk Breast Clinic is designed to help women like Kathy.
Oct. 13, 2021
Health News You Can Use: High-Risk Breast Cancer and Saint Luke's Unique Clinic
This week we’re talking about what puts a patient at higher risk for breast cancer, steps you can take if you are, and a unique program Saint Luke’s has for high-risk patients.
Oct. 13, 2021
KMBC: High-risk breast cancer clinic at Saint Luke's
Dr. Ruby Meierotto talks with KMBC about what puts a patient at higher risk for breast cancer and Saint Luke's High-Risk Breast Clinic is designed to help these patients.
Mar. 18, 2019
KCTV: Saint Luke's High-Risk Breast Clinic
Saint Luke's High-Risk Breast Clinic allows women with a higher chance of developing breast cancer to be closely monitored. Dr. Ruby Meierotto shared tips for reducing your risk on Better Kansas City.
Jul. 23, 2015
Expert Care Gives High-risk Patient Excellent Outcome
Liz Lopez received the call she had feared for years on Christmas Eve.