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When cancer and heart disease are combined, managing both conditions can seem overwhelming. The MU Heart and Vascular Center offers a program for patients with both heart and cancer-related health issues called cardio-oncology.

Our cardio-oncology clinic, the only one of its kind in central Missouri, is located at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Rachel Littrell, MD, a cardiologist at the MU Heart and Vascular Center, leads the clinic.

“As people live longer, it becomes increasingly important to make prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease part of the cancer survival plan,” she said. “Our specialty clinic provides a comprehensive approach for both of these conditions.”

Littrell is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography ― the diagnostic use of ultrasound to image the heart. The dedicated cardio-oncology clinic allows Littrell and her team to closely monitor patients with both conditions as they receive care.

To make an appointment at the cardio-oncology clinic at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, please call 573-884-3278.