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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 to 7 p.m. Group liaisons: Blanche Lasta, RN, thoracic nurse navigator, and Deborah Filer, MSW.

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma Support Group
Second Monday of each month from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Held in the Patient Education Center on the second floor of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. 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. Please call Kathy at 573-443-0622 for the meeting location.

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

Thyroid Support Group
This group meets quarterly. Please contact Jennifer Woods, RN, at 573-884-3443 for more 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!

Online Support Group
An online support group information also is available for caregivers and cancer sites not listed above. For a list of resources, please contact Ellis Fischel Cancer Center's Patient and Family Services Department at 573-884-1509.

All events are free!