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Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and MD Anderson

Resource Center and Support Groups

We offer a variety of information and resources for you. Among the wealth of information on various types of cancers and supportive material are plush chairs to read and relax in. We have computers are available for you, so you may research a diagnosis or to stay in touch with loved ones during your visit. 


Resources/Support Groups

Mid Missouri Lung Cancer Support Group
Second Thursday of each month at Boone Electric Cooperative Community Room from 5:30-7:00 pm. Group liaisons: Blanche Lasta RN, Thoracic Nurse Navigator & Deborah Filer MSW.

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma Support Group
Second Monday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Held at the Wyatt Guest House, 317 Business Loop 70W. Group liaisons: Lisa Holm RN and Deb Palmer MSW, LCSW.

Mid Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Group
Second Wednesday of each month from 6:00. Group liaison: Kathy Windmoeller – 573-443-0622 Call for meeting location

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30. Held at Wyatt Guest House, 317 Business Loop 70W. Group liaisons: Diane Oakley RN, Deb Palmer MSW, LCSW and Jill Crossland RD

Cancer Caregiver Support Group
Fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30. Held at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center second floor in the Patient Education Center. Group liaison: Deb Palmer MSW, LCSW

Thyroid Support Group
Online support group. Please contact John Roberson at for further information.

Look Good Feel Better
A free program by the American Cancer Society that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance related side effects of cancer treatment. Please call 1-877-227-1618 to find a class location near you to register!

On-line support group information is also available for caregivers and cancer sites not listed above. Please contact the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Patient and Family Services Department for a list of resources at 573-884-1509.

All events are free of charge!