573-882-6639, Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located off on the second floor of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, the operating philosophy behind the Ellis Boutique is "positive image, positive outlook." Items offered at the gift shop are especially designed for cancer patients, survivors, their families and friends. We attend to the personal and emotional needs of cancer patients. Cancer treatment can result in visible changes to a person's body.
Some changes may last for only a short period of time while others may be long or last a lifetime. Other changes may not be visible but can equally affect a person's self-esteem and quality of life. These changes can have a disruptive effect on relationships, influence a person's ability to achieve personal goals and challenge one's spirituality.
Gift shop helps patients overcome some of the fear, intimidation and isolation resulting from cancer therapies by improving patients' understanding of the physical changes from treatment, giving them some control over the changes and helping restore their self-image. By relieving some of the stress and anxiety related to one's appearance, patients can focus on healing. We strive to offer a variety of products, such as:
- Hair alternatives, wig selections
- Hats, scarves and head wraps
- Colors of cancer jewelry and gifts (pins, bracelets, key rings)
- Cards and other inspirational items
- Unique gifts
- Medical apparel and accessories
- Salon services
Gift shop and boutique staff provides professional, personalized attention. Many patients are uncomfortable shopping for items in a "normal" retail setting due to the lack of privacy and the limited knowledge of retail staff about cancer and the specific needs of cancer patients.
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