Risk Assessment and Prevention Program


Risk Assessment and Prevention Program at the UMC Cancer Center

The multispecialty Risk Assessment and Prevention Program (RAPP) at the UMC Cancer Center is designed for patients with an increased risk of solid tumors.

The UMC Cancer Center’s Breast Center of Excellence offers individualized care management strategies that include high risk screening, genetic testing and counseling for families, prophylactic surgeries, and emotional support/counseling for women.

Our specialized multidisciplinary team is made up of experts in breast health including:

  • Imaging
  • Genetics
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Psychology
  • Support services

We work with you to develop a personalized risk-management plan.

Benefits of receiving care at the UMC Risk Assessment and Prevention Program:

  • Patient-centered care focused on both you and your doctors making decisions about your management plan.
  • Expertise from multiple specialty physicians available under one roof at the UMC Cancer Center
  • High-resolution breast screening technologies, including 3-D mammograms (tomosynthesis), breast MRI, and the region’s only full-body MRI
  • Access to research and ability to participate in clinical trials

Who should seek assessment for Breast Cancer Risk?

  • Family history of breast and / or ovarian cancer including male breast cancer
  • BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation in self or family member
  • Ashkenazi Jewish heritage
  • History of radiation to the chest before age 30

Clinic Information

UMC Cancer Center
602 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79415

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Phone: 806.775.8293

Appointments & Referrals

  • Patients may self-refer by calling the UMC Cancer Center Referral Office at 806.775.8293 to request an appointment.
  • Physicians may submit a provider referral electronically or by completing and faxing a Cancer Center Patient Referral Form.


  • Dr. James Henderson - Imaging
  • Dr. Catherine Jones – Oncology
  • Dr. Naga Cheedella – Oncology
  • Dr. Rakhshanda Rahman – Surgery
  • Lindsay Eckert, PA – Genetics
  • Dr. Evan Guidry – Psychology

The Art of Choosing

Because of their family history, Kasey and Shannon Hampton have a higher risk for breast cancer. The Risk Assessment and Prevention Program (RAPP) at UMC equipped each of them to make their own preventive choices.

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