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.
At Mercy Hospital we offer several cancer patient and family services to address all your questions and concerns.
Call the Cancer Resource Center at 763-236-6060.We're generally open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Due to volunteer staff availability, it is best to call ahead.
The Cancer Resource Center of Mercy Hospital provides information and support to individuals, family members and providers who are concerned about cancer. This is a place to gain knowledge and to experience support.
The Cancer Resource Center features a healing environment with soft lighting, natural colors, water elements and comfortable seating. Open to everyone who needs a moment of peace, the Cancer Resource Center is staffed by caring, compassionate volunteers who are willing to talk and share cancer resources.
We offer events and free services to all persons touched by cancer. Services and events are free or at minimal cost, thanks to our generous volunteers, community members and supporters. If you have questions, would like to volunteer your time or services, or make a financial contribution, please call us at 763-236-6060.
Purpose: The Cancer Resource Center offers visitors opportunities to regain control, self-esteem and hope for the future through the power of information and the warmth of human compassion and support.
Staff: The Cancer Resource Center is staffed by volunteers, many of them cancer survivors, who create a warm, caring atmosphere. An advisory council of physicians, nurses, cancer survivors, social workers and community representatives review overall direction, philosophy and acquisitions for the center.
Services: Programs at the Cancer Resource Center are offered free of charge or at a minimal cost.
Information/resources – cancer related information and resources available on a variety of topics and local services:
Appointments – one-on-one appointments with area professionals to discuss individual cancers or questions regarding cancer care:
Therapies for stress reduction/relaxation – integrated therapy sessions with local volunteer professionals promoting stress reduction and relaxation:
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