Understanding Your Cancer and Treatment

Information from Heartland Cancer Research and Cancer.Net

Heartland Cancer Research Program is a designated Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) directed by Missouri Baptist Cancer Center and its oncologists. Missouri Baptist Medical Center is one of only 66 community hospitals in America granted this prestigious designation from the National Cancer Institute. Through the Heartland Cancer Research Program, we can offer lifesaving cancer research trials to our patients and valuable information about cancer and its treatment.

For more information on cancer research, call (314) 996-5569 or contact us online.

By clicking on one of the types of cancer below, you will be linked to the Cancer.net website, which brings the expertise and resources of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the voice of the world’s cancer physicians, to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them. All the information and content on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of ASCO, making Cancer.Net the most up-to-date and trusted resource for cancer information on the Internet. Cancer.Net is made possible by The ASCO Cancer Foundation, which provides support for cutting-edge cancer research, professional education, and patient information. For more information about Cancer.Net, please visit Cancer.net

Each section provides an overview, medical illustrations, statistics, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, staging, treatment, side effects of cancer and cancer treatment, after treatment, clinical trials resources, current research, questions to ask your doctor and patient information resources. All the information has been approved by our oncologists.

Brain tumor

Breast cancer

Carcinoid tumor 

Gastrointestinal cancers

Genitourinary cancer

Gynecological cancers

Head and neck cancer


Lung cancer




Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)

Multiple myeloma

Other cancers

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Cancer Center at 314-996-5151 or contact us online.

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