If you are facing cancer, hope comes from the confidence you have in your care team and their acces to the latest advancements in cancer treatment. Rest assured, Mercy offers the best doctors, caregivers and advanced technology for one reason – to help you fight and beat cancer. However, we go far beyond treatments and technology to fortify your spirit and nurture hope. Our patients’ courage is inspiring. It drives us to do our very best for the people we serve and their families.
Mercy Cancer Center offers the latest advancements in cancer treatment. Patients have access to new drugs and therapies, clinical trials of experimental pharmaceuticals and diagnostic technology at the leading edge of medicine - with convenience and compassion for cancer care patients and their families.
The center is located at the new Mercy Joplin campus. You’ll find it comfortable and convenient, with parking right outside the door, easy access to pharmacy, laboratory, radiology services and a healing garden where you and your family can relax.
The Mercy Cancer Center linear accelerator allows our doctors to use 3-D imaging and fusion technology with CT scans, MRI imaging and PET scans to more accurately identify cancers within the body. This information assists our radiation oncologists in developing individualized treatment plans for patients based on their body size and the shape of their tumor, facilitating quicker treatments with pinpoint accuracy.
Radiation Oncology is an important part of Mercy’s cancer services including the most advanced linear accelerator in the region, the Elekta Versa HD. This technology applies customized, high-energy radiation to shrink and kill cancerous tumors. The result is effective treatment of a broad range of cancers in short sessions. A robotic couch allows for easier positioning of the patient and real time monitoring helps treat cases like prostate cancer.
Our radiation oncology team works closely with your medical oncologist and referring physician to bring you the most effective treatment for your condition. For more information, talk to your doctor at Mercy.
The Mercy Infusion Center provides short and long-term infusion therapy to patients in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Our Healing Garden located just outside our oncology infusion area is a relaxing fresh-air retreat for patients and families.
The Mercy Breast Center is devoted exclusively to breast care, diagnosis and treatment. Our breast health center is available to all women who need routine screenings or further diagnostic procedures and treatments.
Mercy Breast Center now offers a full range of breast care and the latest diagnostic tools. 3D Tomosynthesis Mammography is available for women who are at high risk for breast cancer or who have dense breast tissue. The 3D Tomosynthesis Mammogram can detect breast cancer at early stages because of all the images available to the radiologist. It also helps reduce the number of false positives for breast cancer, so women don’t have to return for additional screening mammograms.
Our breast radiologists specialize in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and minimally invasive biopsy techniques. Our oncology nurse navigators help guide you through your entire treatment process.
Through our Oncology Rehab and Survivorship Program, our goal is to minimize post-treatment side effects and to encourage cancer survivors to have the best quality of life possible. The Oncology Rehab and Survivorship Program provides patients with coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of program certified Clinicians and Providers.
Each Oncology Rehab and Survivorship Program patient will receive comprehensive cancer rehabilitation treatment to improve the symptoms affecting your daily functioning and quality of life.
Find more information about our Oncology Rehab and Survivorship Program here.