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Mercy Hospital

  Cancer Care

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.

Talking with children
about cancer

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.

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:

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