Classes and Support Groups

Men’s Cancer Coffee Club

Mercy Cancer Center
2055 S. Fremont Ave.
1st Floor | Support Room
Meets every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Men of all ages with all types of cancer can join together for support and education.

For more information, contact:
Melissa Schroeder, Program Coordinator, at melissa.schroeder@mercy.net or (417) 820-3324.

Wellness Wednesday

Mercy Cancer Center
2055 S. Fremont Ave.
1st Floor | Support Room
Held quarterly from 11:15 a.m. to Noon

Enjoy food demonstrations of healthy dishes prepared by our medical nutrition therapist, who will discuss nutrition tips and provide samples of the dishes prepared. A Super Wellness Wednesday will be held annually. Please refer to your Mercy Messenger or the Cancer Resource Center for the date, time and location.

Back to Eating

Mercy Surgery Center
1229 E. Seminole St.
4th Floor | Classroom A or B
Meets the second Thursday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m.

Cancer survivors experiencing difficulty eating or swallowing can get nutrition support and guidance. The goal is to help cancer survivors return to as much of a “regular” diet as possible. Cancer survivors and their caregivers are welcome to attend. Participants may obtain recipes and sample soft, high-protein, high-calorie foods. Many participants attending this session have or have had feeding tubes.

Pre-registration requested by calling (417) 820-2531

Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Mercy Surgery Center
1229 E. Seminole St.
4th Floor | Classroom A
Meets every Monday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Yoga promotes physical and mental well-being, using a combination of movements, poses and breathing techniques to enhance relaxation, tone the body and improve circulation.

Tai Chi Chih

Mercy Surgery Center
1229 E. Seminole St.
4th Floor | Classroom A
Meets every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m.

Learn to maintain energy and find the balance you desire with Tai Chi Chih. This unique form of body movement enhances relaxation, breath control, balance and stress management.

Mercy’s C.H. Chub O’Reilly Cancer Center is home to the latest in cancer technology and treatment, including daVinci robotic assisted surgery and the Springfield, MO, area’s only TomoTherapy and Cyberknife treatment options.