The words "you have cancer" can be devastating to hear. You may feel angry, sad and helpless. Knowledge of your treatment cancer options, resources and support can empower you and restore a sense of hope. Mercy offers various resources and support for cancer patients and families.
The John F. Krey III Cancer Information Center is here for you. We bring better health through education, early detection and support for cancer patients. Our team of oncology-certified nurses, a dietician, and an oncology social worker help thousands of people each year. There are many ways our cancer information center can help, including:
To reach the Cancer Information Center, please call 314-251-6400.
We help people understand their risk of developing a disease or passing it on to a child. Genetic counseling sometimes helps with decisions about medical treatments. It can help you understand and prepare for the psychological or family impacts of the disease.
Whether genetic testing results are positive or negative, they can be very helpful. A negative test may bring you relief. Positive results allow you to make better-informed decisions about your future, including steps to reduce your cancer risk.
Your mind and spirit have equal importance to your body. Palliative care has a patient-centered approach to cancer includes listening to you and your family so we can understand what’s important. We need to understand your goals for further treatment as you live with cancer.
Palliative cancer care focuses on managing and/or relieving the underlying symptoms of the disease. This requires a team with many specialists because patients and families require different support at different times during their illness. We work to care for you with dignity and respect for your individuality and wishes. We develop an individualized, complete plan to meet your needs.
Your palliative cancer care team will include:
Breast navigators help patients through every step of breast cancer detection and diagnosis. She is a resource for guidance, support, and answers. Cancer patients and families rely on breast navigators for the following:
Mercy has hundreds of adult and pediatric cancer specialists who care for almost every kind of cancer.