Patient & Caregiver Support

American Cancer Society

Missouri Cancer Associates has partnered with the American Cancer Society to provide a unique service for patients and caregivers to receiving ongoing support while undergoing treatment. Please talk to your Patient Benefit Representative about scheduling.

American Cancer Society offers wig fittings and free wigs for patients at their resource room located within Missouri Cancer Associates. Please talk to your Patient Benefit Representative about days and times. Additionally, ACS provides transportation through their Road to Recovery program, lodging during cancer treatment, resources for other needs and one-on-one breast cancer support through their Reach to Recovery program. To learn more about these services and for cancer information, the American Cancer Society can be reached anytime at 800-227-2345 or by visiting

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops

Look Good Feel Better Live! Virtual Workshops provide you with live instruction, tips, and tricks for dealing with appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment during a free one-hour, online workshop from the comfort and privacy of your home, office, or other self-selected setting.

With the help of live, interactive chat made possible with advanced video conference technology, a licensed beauty professional guides a small group of participants – using their own supply of skin care and makeup items or wigs and head coverings – through two different sessions:
• Skin care and cosmetic application;
• Alternatives for managing hair loss, including the use of wigs, hats and instruction in scarf tying.

Visit to register.

*Participants will need a computer or tablet with a camera or webcam, internet connection, and audio connection via computer speaker/mic or speakerphone.*

Support Groups

Missouri Cancer Associates offers several support groups throughout Columbia and the surrounding area.

Boone County

American Cancer Society
Available 24 hours, 7 days to help answer question.

Grief Support Group Sessions
Contact: Joanna McDowell
(573) 443-8360
Group meets every second Thursday of the month
Compassus-Columbia: 3050 I-70 Drive SE, Suite 100
from 4-5:00 p.m.

Mid-Missouri Breast Cancer & Gynecological Group
Contact: Kathy Windmoeller
(573) 999-4195 or (573) 443-0622
Group meets every second Wednesday of the month

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group
Contact: Dana Kee
(573) 884-1509 or (573) 884-2543
Meets every second Wednesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm at Wyatt Guest House: 317 Business Loop 70 West.

Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma Support Group
Online support available 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Call (800) 955-4572

Mid-Missouri Lung Cancer Support Group
Contact: Blanche Lasta
(573) 882-2100
Meets every third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Boone Electric Cooperative Community Room: 1413 Rangeline St.

Breast Cancer Support Group
Contact: Jen Stober and Darcie Putnam
Meets once monthly at Plume: 5751 S Rte K, Columbia, MO 65203

Central Missouri Ostomy Support Group
Contact: Steve Drake
Talk to a nurse: (573) 815-3817
Facebook group:

Cole County

Breast Cancer-ETC (Encouragement Through Caring)
Contact: Rosie Verslues
(573) 635-3283
Group meets second Thursday of every month
Goldschmidt Cancer Center-1432 Southwest Blvd. Jefferson City

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Contact: Rita Chorenziak
(573) 694-9878

Grief Support Group Sessions
Contact: Joanna McDowell
(573) 443-8360
Group meets every third Monday of the month
Compassus-Jefferson City-600 Monroe St,
from 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Adair County

Kirksville Cancer Support Group
Contact: Linda Frazee
(660) 665-3221
Group meets monthly
300 E. Washington St. (South door entrance)

Missouri Cancer Locations

Columbia Location
1705 E. Broadway, Suite 100
Columbia, Mo. 65201
(573) 817-8527

Kirksville Location
George Rae Cancer Center
603 W. Pierce
Kirksville, Mo. 65201
(660) 785-1050

Schedule an Appointment

 Call: (866) 724-2413
Monday through Friday

between 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Same day appointments are usually available Monday-Friday.

Current patients can call to schedule an appointment or use the online patient portal.

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Getting a Second Opinion

Make an appointment with one of our medical oncologistsradiation oncologistsgenetics experts, or hematology professionals by calling 573-874-7800.