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We understand that everyone's cancer experience is unique. Our patients benefit from a network of cancer care services throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
New support group
This support group is designed to meet the unique needs of younger patients with cancer. You will have an opportunity to meet others who understand the experience of a cancer diagnosis and hear from speakers who will address ways to survive and thrive with a cancer diagnosis.
Patient and family services
At Mercy Hospital we offer several cancer patient and family services to address all your questions and concerns.
Our services include:
Call the Cancer Resource Center at 763-236-6060.
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:
You and your loved ones are encouraged to attend support groups and classes to help cope with cancer and connect with others in similar situations.
Group meetings and classes on cancer-related topics are led by trained facilitators and educators at Mercy Hospital and throughout the metro area.
Professional resources are available to address the lifestyle changes, problems and fears facing cancer patients and their loved ones. Referrals can be made to our own chaplains and social workers or to professionals in the community.
Skilled nursing care, home health aides, homemaker services, intravenous care and social services can be provided in the home, contributing to a patient’s comfort and independence.
Hospice services provide holistic care to patients facing a limited life expectancy. The emphasis of the program is on comfort while allowing patients to remain in the familiar surroundings and comfort of their own home.
Our oncology medical stations have a family lounge. Arrangements can be made for a loved one to stay in a patient room overnight. A list of nearby motels and restaurants is also available at the information desk of our hospitals.
This is a program that offers community businesses the opportunity to support our neighbors with cancer. It expands our bodywork services by referring visitors to community businesses committed to volunteering allotted times to cancer patients. This is a free referral service only and is not offered in the Cancer Resource Center.
CaringBridge is a non-profit organization that helps patients in need of support,
love and encouragement. CaringBridge provides free, secure personalized Web
pages designed to notify family and friends of news and information about loved