Cancer and Cancer Treatment

Few things can shatter your sense of well-being as quickly as a cancer diagnosis. However, advances in medicine and technology make it possible to overcome many cancers once considered fatal. And you don’t have to face cancer alone.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Mercy is ready to help you move forward with the best possible treatment and support. We understand the challenges people with cancer experience, and we have designed our services to support you and your loved ones through every stage.

Cancer Care at Mercy

For Mercy’s oncology team, caring for cancer patients is not just a career—it’s a calling. We’re honored to help people who are at their most vulnerable. And we’re inspired by our patients’ courage and resilience.

Mercy has hundreds of adult and pediatric cancer specialists who care for almost every kind of cancer. These nationally known experts engage in clinical research to bring you cutting-edge cancer treatments, delivered with the most innovative technologies available. We're working to find smarter ways to fight cancer by harnessing the power of genetic testing, gene targeting therapies and activating your body's immune system to fight cancer. Our areas of expertise include:

Your Cancer Journey at Mercy

At Mercy, cancer care is about more than providing clinical treatments. We also offer support services to help you maintain your physical, mental and emotional health. Coping with your cancer can be just as important as curing it.

Our comprehensive program includes:

  • Cancer screening and prevention services. We offer tools to help people lower their cancer risk, such as genetic testing for breast and colorectal cancers. We provide evidence-based screening tests to help catch cancer early. And we teach people to perform in-home exams, such as skin cancer checks and breast self-exams.
  • Sophisticated diagnostic tools. We’ll quickly and accurately find your cancer, then stage and grade it.
  • Leading-edge treatments. Our arsenal includes chemotherapy, radiation oncology, surgery and the latest cancer-fighting drugs, including immunotherapy and targeted therapies.
  • Palliative care services including pain management. Our goal is to reduce your side effects and keep you as comfortable as possible during treatment.
  • Survivorship services to help you move forward once you finish treatment.
  • Clinical trials targeting new cancer treatments.

We know cancer can take a toll on your health and well-being. But we also know you have a lot to live for. You can rely on Mercy’s expertise and experience. And we’ll count on your strength and perseverance. Together we’ll help you complete your journey as a cancer patient—and embrace being a cancer survivor.

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