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Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®

  • The Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Mercy Hospital offers all of the services of comprehensive cancer care including risk assessment and genetics counseling, cancer screening, diagnostic and interventional radiology, and treatment by surgery, radiation therapy and medical oncology.

    Ongoing care is provided for those in remission as well as for those living with cancer. Care is given in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

    As an acknowledgement of this achievement, our cancer program is designated a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the Commission on Cancer.

    We are accredited by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer and a 2009 recipient of the CoC's Outstanding Achievement Award.

    Our cancer programs and services

    Breast Care Program

    • Breast cancer
    • Patients with high risk for breast cancer

    Lung Program

    • Lung nodules
    • Psychology

    Support Services

    da Vinci Robotic Surgery

    • Gynecologic cancers
    • Lung cancer
    • Prostate cancer
    • Urologic cancer (kidney, bladder)

    Talking with children about cancer

    The cover of Simple Talks for Tough Times Talking with Children about Cancer shows an elephant walking with a mouse who is holding a large yellow flower.

    If you need to tell a child about your cancer diagnosis, ask for Simple Talks for Tough Times by Marcia Carlson, social worker at Virginia Piper Cancer Institute - Unity Hospital and the Mercy Cancer Center. The book is available at no cost.

  • Make an appointment

    Call 763-236-0808

    Find us

  • 11850 Blackfoot St. NW
    Mercy Specialty Center, Suite 130
    Coon Rapids, MN 55433


  • Join Us: An Evening of Jazz with Joyce Lyons

    Joyce LyonsJoin us on Friday, June 12, for "An Evening of Jazz with Joyce Lyons" at Cadillac Ranch. All proceeds will benefit the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute ® – Buffalo Hospital, helping the Buffalo Hospital Foundation continue to help bring exceptional cancer care close to home. Event starts at 8 p.m. Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets will be available in advance through the Buffalo Hospital Gift Shop or by calling 763-684-6800, or at the door starting at 7 p.m. 

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