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Mercy is a hospital in Coon Rapids MinnesotaVirginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Mercy Hospital

Mercy is recognized by the Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. In addition to diagnosing and treating cancer, we care for people who are in remission or living with cancer.

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Cancer care

Cancer care is much more than treating a disease.

This series of videos covers four essential components of cancer care at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute: care coordination, genetic counseling, cancer rehabilitation and integrative health therapies.


Read video transcripts about:

Cancer care coordinators
Genetic counseling
Cancer rehabilitation services
Integrative health services

Star Tribune photo of Doris Schulte'Make every day count': Words that a cancer survivor lives by

Twenty-five years ago, Doris Schulte was saying her goodbyes, preparing to die. Diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer, she was told she had nine to 12 months to live.

Then, in the spring of 1992, she received some surprising news.

Physical therapist helps cancer patient with exercises that will strengthen her during cancer treatmentCancer rehabilitation

Before treatment, cancer rehabilitation can help you build strength and endurance. During treatment, it can help you maintain physical well-being and reduce discomfort. After treatment, it can help you regain function and strength.

These news stories further explain: