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Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Unity Hospital

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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. The book is available at no cost.

Patients and their families are the heart and soul of the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute®. We believe every patient deserves the best technology and compassionate staff, in an environment that focuses on their needs.

At the Institute, the staff and patient care team includes health care experts and professionals from many specialties. The team collaborates in one, convenient location to meet the medical, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients with cancer.

Cancer care at Unity Hospital is nationally recognized for quality. The organization is designated a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the Commission on Cancer and is accredited by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer and are 2007 and 2009 recipients of the CoC's Outstanding Achievement Award, placing Unity in the top 18 percent of programs nationwide.

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Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® - Unity Hospital offers patients new treatments through research expansion

Patients in the north metro have access to new treatments for breast cancer, melanoma, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, colon cancer and other malignancies because of a new collaboration between Minnesota Oncology – Fridley and Virginia Piper Cancer Institute® – Unity Hospital.