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Patient and family services

  • 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.

    At Mercy Hospital we offer several cancer patient and family services to address all your questions and concerns.

  • Our services include:

    Social workers


    Cancer Resource Center

    Support groups and education for patients and families

    Patient and family counseling

    Home health care


    Family and patient lounges and overnight accommodations

    Neighbors Caring for Neighbors program


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