At Missouri Baptist Cancer Center, you are a person first, then a patient. We are here to provide you the very best cancer-fighting technology and treatment available. We’ll also provide you with the guidance and compassion to strengthen you during your battle with cancer. We’re here for you, every step of the way.
Our Cancer Support Center at the Cancer Center at Missouri Baptist focuses on cancer diagnosis, treatment, emotional support and community resources. Its primary mission is to empower patients, family members and the general public by providing information about cancer in a quiet, comfortable environment.
Located in the Cancer Center's waiting room, our Cancer Support Center is staffed by specialists and trained volunteers, who are former cancer patients or have experienced cancer within their families. This provides the visitor an ally who can truly relate to feelings about cancer and uncertainty about the future. Resources available include brochures and a lending library of books, CDs and DVDs about family coping, dealing with side effects of treatment and practical suggestions for daily living.
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
The center provides free wigs, turbans and samples of nutritional supplements to individuals undergoing cancer therapy. An American Cancer Society sponsored program, “Look Good, Feel Better,” is presented monthly for women undergoing treatment for cancer. Additionally, a complementary therapy program including massage therapy and art therapy is coordinated through the Cancer Center for patients and family members.
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Community Education continues to be an important outlet for cancer information and education. In 2015, Community Education provided programs including the annual women’s health event, Pearls of Wisdom, lectures, screenings and sponsorships.
More than 600 women attended the Pearls of Wisdom health event with participation from SLOCA, American Cancer Society and on-site appointment scheduling for mammograms by the Breast Health Center at Missouri Baptist. Dr. Mitchell Botney spoke at a lecture for “Early Detection of Lung Cancer”, and we will be having “A Couples Guide to Lowering your Risk for Cancer: Breast, Prostate and Lung” program in September with 47 attendees.
Missouri Baptist participated in the American Dermatology Association’s skin cancer screening day in May, where 119 clients were screened with follow-ups on two possible squamous cell carcinomas and one melanoma.
Missouri Baptist was a silver sponsor for the Komen Race for a Cure and provided a sun safety booth at the Senior Olympics at the JCC, providing sun screen, sun glasses and sun safety tips.
My Health/My Life, Missouri Baptist Medical Center community education newsletter, which is mailed to more than 127,000 households, included an article on breast density and an article on the new lung cancer screening program.
Amy Eilers, MSW, Supervisor, Oncology Social Services
Barb Goldberg, Information Specialist, Cancer Support Center
For more information about the services provided through the Cancer Support Center, please call 314-996-5800.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 314-996-5151 or contact us online.