Cancer patients and their families are encouraged to visit our Cancer Resource Center, where our dedicated and compassionate volunteers and staff understand the challenges patients and their families can face during diagnosis, treatment and beyond. The Cancer Resource Center is a comfortable and friendly place, where family members can relax while their loved one receives treatment.
- Information on a variety of cancer-related topics is available, including:
- Symptom management
- Early detection
- Support groups
- Services provided by community organizations can be coordinated through the Cancer Resource Center, matching patient’s needs with services provided
- An extensive collection of books are available for loan in the Lending Library. Cancer-related subjects include:
- What to expect during treatment
- A community computer is available to patients and their family members to access cancer-related internet sites.
Monday – Thursday 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Professional Office Building 2
11125 Dunn Road, Suite 110
St. Louis, Missouri 63136 USA
American Cancer Society Programs
The Cancer Resource Center works closely with the American Cancer Society to provide the following services for patients undergoing treatment:
- Look Good, Feel Better
Patients must call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 to register in advance.
This beauty workshop is held for our female cancer patients several times a year. The workshop teaches tips that cancer patients can use during chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Volunteer beauty professionals lead small groups of 6 to 10 women through practical, hands-on classes about makeup, skin care and nail care. Assistance is also provided regarding hair loss, with tips on wigs, turbans, and scarves. Each woman receives a free makeup kit to use during and after the workshop.
- Reach to Recovery
Call 314.747.9355 or toll-free 877.747.9355 for more information.
The volunteers of "Reach to Recovery" have survived breast cancer and gone on to live normal, productive lives. This experience makes each trained volunteer well-suited to offer understanding, support and hope to patients and their spouses and other loved ones. Volunteers can also, when appropriate, provide breast cancer patients with a temporary breast form and information on types of permanent prostheses.
- Hair Loss Accessories
Hair prosthesis, hats, turbans and nutritional supplements are available from the American Cancer Society for patients undergoing treatment.
- Help with Travel Expenses
Travel expense assistance is available from the American Cancer Society for patients who must travel 50 or more miles for treatment. Applications are available in the Cancer Resource Center.
- Road to Recovery
This American Cancer Society volunteer program provides transportation to and from treatment for cancer patients who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Contact the Cancer Resource Center for more information at 314.747.9355.