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Mercy Cancer Center - Joplin is home to the latest in cancer technology and treatments, including daVinci® robotic assisted surgery, Elekta Versa HD, the most advanced linear accelerator in the region offering IMRT stereotactic radiation treatment and 3D radiotherapy, PET/CT scans, prostate cancer treatment with SpaceOAR Hydrogel and the region’s only automated breast ultrasound (ABUS).
Patients and families appreciate that all our cancer care is within a single location. Mercy’s beautiful surroundings create a healing atmosphere, especially in our Oncology Infusion Center and healing garden. Our team of experienced physicians and staff work to bring you a higher level of patient care, including cancer prevention and early detection strategies, education and support services, promising clinical trials and research.
After assessing each patient’s individual needs, we provide customized resource information, educational materials, links to internal resources – such as social workers, dietitians, chaplains and therapy services – and many other local community resources.
Our Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer Nurse Navigators works with patients and their families to coordinate personalized cancer care and support resources. Navigators are an integral part of each patient’s care team, and advocate for patients by helping translate complex medical information into language they can understand and apply, all while making the overwhelming more manageable.
Mercy Cancer Center - Joplin’s comprehensive community cancer program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
Mercy’s Breast Center is proud to have been named a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The BICOE designation is awarded to breast imaging centers that achieve excellence by seeking and earning accreditation in all the ACR’s voluntary breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program. We’re also proud to have a Quality Program accreditation by the American College of Surgeons.
The Lung Cancer Alliance has named Mercy a Lung Cancer Screening Center of Excellence for its ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening.
Mercy’s chemotherapy infusion nurses are all Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Certified.
At Mercy Cancer Center - Joplin you’ll have convenient access to cancer clinics, treatment centers and services:
We recommend cancer screenings to help detect cancer at early stages: mammograms beginning at age 40, colonoscopies at age 45, skin cancer screenings at the first sign of unusual moles or markings on your skin and lung cancer CT screenings if you have been a smoker.
The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammograms for women beginning at the age of 40. We offer screening and diagnostic mammograms (including 3D Mammography) with expert follow-up care. Visit our Mercy Breast Center to schedule yours today.
You can visit us at one of our scheduled mobile mammogram bus locations, or arrange to have us visit your business, community organization or church group to provide fast and professional screenings on-site. The screening takes just 15 minutes and is performed by registered female technologists from Mercy Breast Center.
For those at high risk for breast cancer, genetic testing for the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes and others are known to increase the risk for developing breast cancer are recommended.
Lung cancer symptoms may not show up until an advanced stage. Screening with a low-dose CT (LDCT) can detect lung cancer earlier than ever which can improve chances of surviving. It’s recommended for people age 55-77 with risk factors for lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society recommends annual colorectal cancer screening beginning at the age of 45. Mercy primary care doctors and Mercy colon specialists can help determine which screening test is best for you. Colorectal cancer can be hereditary and genetic testing is available.
Regular skin self-exams are the best way to spot changes to moles, freckles and other skin marks between regular medical exams with your primary care doctor.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose conditions and injuries, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: