About Cancer Care

Mosaic Life Care has cancer treatment centers in St. Joseph, Maryville and Cameron, Missouri, as well as Atchison, Kansas. Our personalized approach to cancer treatment is provided by a team of expert caregivers with diverse clinical backgrounds, ensuring that our patients receive the highest quality cancer care available.

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Our Promise and Approach

Mosaic Life Care Cancer Care is committed to delivering clinical excellence, state-of-the-art technology and compassionate care to our patients, as well as education and resources to both patients and their loved ones. We provide the most advanced-cancer treatment services including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical services.

Every day Mosaic Life Care Cancer Care is increasing the number of cancer survivors in our community through a unique, personalized approach to each patient’s treatment plan. Our expert staff of medical oncology and radiation oncology doctors, nurses and caregivers is dedicated to working together to provide the best outcomes for each patient based on their individual needs.

We also belong to the Mayo Clinic Care Network which gives our doctors access to specialists at Mayo Clinic when you need it most.

Learn more about our caregivers, our approach to cancer care and our membership in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

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Cancers We Treat

Mosaic Life Care treats a comprehensive list of adult cancers.

Breast Cancer: Including inflammatory breast cancer, invasive ductal carcinoma, triple negative breast cancer

Gastrointestinal: Including colorectal, esophageal, pancreatic, gastric, small intestine, GI carcinoid, GIST, anal, rectal, liver, gallbladder cancer

Genitourinary: Including bladder, prostate, kidney (renal cell), testicular, penile, urethral

Gynecological: Including uterine, ovarian, cervical, vaginal, vulvar

Head and Neck: Including oral cavity, throat, nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal, laryngeal

Lung Cancer: Including small cell lung cancer, non-small cell lung cancer

Lung Screenings available

Lymphoma and Leukemia: Including acute lymphocytic leukemia, acute promyelocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Neurological: Including glioblastoma, glioma, brain metastases, spinal tumors

SkinIncluding melanoma, non-melanoma, basal cell carcinoma


Treatments and Procedures

Mosaic Life Care Cancer Care delivers personalized cancer treatments for each patient based on their unique needs. Cancer treatments can include: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, interventional radiology and immunotherapy.

Common cancer treatments available at Mosaic Life Care centers include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Blood transplants
  • Complementary therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Palliative care

In-Patient Care

Mosaic Life Care provides in-patient cancer treatment and management in our 2 South oncology unit. 2 South is staffed by two oncology-dedicated hospitalists and oncology certified registered nurses who have received specialized training in the administration of chemotherapy medications and cancer care. The caregivers on 2 South work very closely with a pharmacist and a social worker to provide complete care to each patient receiving treatment.

The goal of in-patient cancer care is to get the patients back on their journey, so we focus on what goals our patients have set for themselves and make every effort to help each patient reach their goals. Every patient has a very specific and personalized plan of care that is created to achieve the best possible outcome for that patient.

We center our in-patient care on making our patients comfortable, and we encourage the patients as well as their family and friends to ask questions and be involved in the treatment plan.


Increasing Survivors

Mosaic Life Care is committed to increasing the number of cancer survivors in our community through clinical excellence, state of the art technology and compassionate care at our cancer treatment centers in St. Joesph, Maryville and surrounding areas. We provide the most advanced treatment services including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgical services.

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"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all"

- Emily Dickinson

  • Christie's Story
  • Kelley's Story
  • Bob's Story
  • Sarah's Story
  • Diana's Story
  • Johnny's Story
  • Survivorship at Mosaic Life Care

Education and Resources

Mosaic Life Care strives to provide the most current cancer and treatment education to all our patients, as well as their friends and families. Our expert caregivers and providers play a key role in delivering this information to patients. We offer many cancer resources for patients and their loved ones to help you better understand and navigate the cancer-care process.

  • Registered nurses | Cancer care
  • Social workers | Cancer care
  • Nurse navigator | Cancer care
  • Dietitians | Cancer care

Patient Resources

Mosaic Life Care offers many cancer resources for patients and their loved ones to help you better understand and navigate the cancer-care process. Learn more about these resources and services.

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Cancer Support Community

Mosaic Life Care and Cancer Support Community (CSC) believe no one should face cancer alone.

CSC is a national organization which partnered with Mosaic Life Care Medical Center in 2019. This is a community-based program that offers free cancer support programs to anyone impacted by cancer, even those who don’t receive care at Mosaic Life Care. These programs are open to patients in treatment, post-treatment, caregivers, family members, and survivors. Participating in these programs promote social connections, decreases feelings of isolation, and positively impacts emotional well-being.

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How We Can Help

Our programs offer access in the areas of group support, educational workshops, healthy lifestyle, social connections and resources. None of which require a referral from a physician or medical team. Through our collaboration with CSC we can offer the following:

  • A toll-free Cancer Support Line® – (888) 793-9355
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer® workshops and reference materials. See our calendar for upcoming workshops!
  • MyLifeLine – easily connect with your friends and family to organize your own personal community – privately and securely, and connect to others like you for support and sharing on CSC discussion boards.

Events and Workshops

Virtual Group Support

Oncology Open Mic Night

Do you ever feel like sharing, crying, laughing or talking about your experience? We offer a supportive environment for cancer patients and caregivers to do just that. Call it a support group. Call it chatting with new friends. Either way, we’d love for you to join us virtually.

Second Tuesday of each month
6:30 p.m.

Lunch Bunch

This is a weekly time to gather virtually to chat with those on the cancer journey. We like to call them the real experts. Whether your journey is just beginning, or you are done with treatment, we invite you to join us.

Every Wednesday
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Education Workshops

These workshops are pre-recorded. Please register and receive a link to access the videos at any time.

Benefits of Journaling

Studies show journaling can be an effective way to manage anxiety, reduce stress, gain insight, stay organized and track things like mood, fitness and nutrition. This video explores a variety of different journal types and styles with Donna Goodman of Mosaic Life Care. Join us as she shares tools and resources that will inspire you to begin or improve your journaling efforts.

Palliative Care

Is palliative care right for you? Charles Mullican, MD, explains how palliative care may be needed if you have a serious disease or injury, have made multiple emergency room visits in the past six months, have pain or other symptoms interfering with your daily activities and/or if you need assistance setting goals of care and treatment preferences.

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

This empowering and educational video is presented by Mosaic Registered Dietitian Paige Luke, MS, RD. She addresses popular questions and concerns about nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment. You’ll learn:

  • Why nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment and survivorship
  • How to manage common eating problems during treatment and into survivorship
  • Where to find additional resources for nutrition

Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Clinical Trials Workshop

This is an educational video for patients and loved ones interested in learning about clinical trials. Clinical trials have led to major advances in the field of oncology today by validating the benefits of new and improved cancer treatments. Jessica Pavlisin, MSN, RN, will highlight the importance of research and how clinical trials work. Not every person will be on a clinical trial or needs to be on one, but all patients should be aware a clinical trial may be an excellent option. Learn how trials are structured, and how to foster an open dialogue with your health-care team about your eligibility and options regarding clinical trials.

Advance Care Planning

You have the right to make up your mind about how to be treated if you become sick or are unable to express your health-care wishes. This is your opportunity to put your requests in writing and share your wishes with those who are important to you. Mosaic Chaplain David Ernst shares about Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care and Health Care Directive documents.

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Patients and Family

A cancer diagnosis can be a difficult time for patients as well as their loved ones. Mosaic Life Care understands and wants to provide as many opportunities as possible for information, education and support not only for patients, but also for their families and friends.

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

- Maya Angelou

Family and Friends

Learn useful tips for helping your loved one understand and cope with their diagnosis and treatment.

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Clinical Research

Research is an important part of cancer care because it helps advance the sciences developed to treat and ultimately lead to a cure for cancer. Learn more about our clinical research studies. Mosaic Life Care participates in several types of cancer research:

  • Clinical drug trials
  • Clinical device trials
  • Registry
  • Historical/retrospective analysis
  • Investigator initiated projects
  • Pharmacy resident research
  • Quality of life
  • Survey/questionnaires
  • Interviews

Clinical trials are studies that take place in conjunction with a patient’s cancer treatment plan. Clinical trials are the safest and fastest ways to determine how well a new treatment or medical procedure works in humans. They are often used to help answer specific health questions and to see if a new medicine or technology can help advance cancer care. Clinical trials are also useful in comparing existing treatments and discovering new ways to deliver approved treatments to maximize results and minimize side effects.

Learn more about the benefits of joining a cancer clinical trial and some of the myths and facts involved in participating in a trial.

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Public Reporting


Second Opinions

With something as serious as cancer, getting input from another expert just makes sense. At Mosaic Life Care, we support, encourage and will help our patients in getting a second opinion. No matter how much you like or trust your oncologist, it’s natural to wonder if something was missed or if a new treatment is available.

Your reasons for getting a second opinion may include:

  • Being sure you have explored all options.
  • Seeing if another treatment is available.
  • Having trouble understanding and communicating with your doctor, or you want your options explained by someone else.
  • Wanting peace of mind that you are making the right choice.

Getting a second opinion can help you feel sure about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Decisions about your health should be made after you’ve learned all you can about your diagnosis, prognosis and available treatment options.

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Cancer Treatment Technology

Your trust and hope fuel our dedication and commitment to provide the latest, cutting-edge technology for treating cancer. By exploring new options and advancements, we continually bring state-of-the-art solutions to help in your or a loved one's fight against cancer.

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