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Mercy offers advanced care for all types of cancer - plus the support you and your family need throughout treatment and survivorship. As part of our healing ministry, we provide both expertise and compassion in equal measure.
At Mercy, we understand the physical and emotional challenges that can arise during cancer treatment or in life as a survivor. Wherever you are in your journey, we offer support and survivorship services to help you live and feel your best.
When a loved one has cancer, the whole family is affected. Mercy supports you and your family members by providing a variety of services and resources. Services vary by location but may include:
Mercy provides cancer information, education and support to families affected by cancer. Types of educational centers vary by location and may offer:
Mercy offers many unique programs in supportive settings for cancer patients, survivors, their caregivers and loved ones. Ask your care team for information about support groups in your community.
Mercy social workers assist with a variety of needs, such as care coordination, accessing hospital or community resources, managing financial issues and finding transportation or lodging.
Mercy chaplains are spiritual care professionals who support people of all faiths and cultural backgrounds. Whether you’re facing a new cancer diagnosis, a hospital stay, surgery or have other spiritual needs, a chaplain can assist you.
Mercy offers medical services that address the psychological, physical and nutritional effects of cancer treatment. Medical support services for cancer patients include:
Coping with cancer can be challenging, but our behavioral health professionals are here for you.
Mercy offers a range of therapies and pain management services to help you live a full and active life.
Our lymphedema therapy services can help any damage cancer has done to the lymphatic system, usually swelling in the arms, legs and other areas.
Cancer care can affect your nutrition, but our highly trained dietitians can help you stay healthy.
No matter the type or stage of cancer, palliative care provides pain relief and comfort.
Our integrative oncology services combine conventional medical care with complementary therapies that can help people with cancer manage pain, nausea, fatigue and other symptoms.
Your multispecialty care team includes highly experienced physicians, oncology clinicians and other professionals with deep expertise in treating all types of cancer. Depending on your diagnosis, your cancer care team may include the following experts.
A radiation oncologist is a physician who specializes in treating cancer with radiation therapy. They work closely with your care team on treatment planning and oversee radiation therapy.
Depending on your cancer type, surgery may be needed to confirm your diagnosis, remove tumors or repair affected areas of the body. Mercy has surgeons who specialize in specific types of cancer.
Mercy nurse practitioners have advanced education and training in cancer care. Under the direction of your oncologist, a nurse practitioner may prescribe medications, order tests, interpret results and coordinate other aspects of your care.
This nurse is your primary contact during all phases of cancer care, from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship. They serve as educators, advocates and guides, helping you understand your diagnosis, treatments and next steps.
Oncology nurses have specialized knowledge and experience in cancer care. Some have oncology certification, which indicates they’ve mastered a broad body of cancer knowledge.
At Mercy, your cancer care doesn’t end when you finish treatment. Our survivorship program for cancer patients includes monitoring your health, managing side effects and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Services vary by location but may include:
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: