Comprehensive, Supportive Care Services for Cancer Patients & Their Families
The jolt of a cancer diagnosis is more than a medical incident, and the struggle against the disease entails more than a medical fight. That’s why the health care teams at Mercy Cancer Center offer you and your family compassion as well as clinical expertise.
Compassionate care is central to Mercy Cancer Center. Our mission emphasizes care and respect for you as an individual and concern for your safety and well-being.
Building on our strong tradition of compassion, we reach out to you and your family members, friends and caregivers to offer truly comprehensive, supportive care services, including:
- Dedicated nurse navigators for lung, breast, colon, and gynecologic cancer
- Monthly cancer support group
- Registered dietitians
- Lymphedema therapy
- Rehabilitation services
- Complementary therapies
- Educational resources
- Transportation services
- Pastoral care for spiritual support
- Seeds of Hope grief and loss support group
- Hospice and palliative care
- Pain management
- Mercy Boutique
Treating the Whole Person
Not only is your physical life affected with cancer, but your emotional, social, spiritual and financial life can be affected as well. It is not wrong to be concerned about these other areas as well as your physical state. Coping is taking care of your whole self.
At Mercy, we strive to help you take care of your whole self. In addition to our comprehensive support services, we also offer:
Cancer Information Line
Is a free public service that provides personal and confidential answers to your questions. Whether you are a current or former cancer patient, a caregiver, a family member or a friend, Mercy Cancer Center offers supportive services that can help you understand and deal better with a cancer diagnosis. Contact us locally at 330-430-2788 or toll free at 1-888-293-4673.
Cancer Resource Library
Visit our library that contains an extensive collection of books, videos, CDs and pamphlets on various cancer-related topics. The latest information can be accessed through the Internet at a computer terminal available for patron use. Cancer Center staff is available to assist with researching specific materials and information. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm. Other hours available by appointment.
Cancer Survivor’s Garden
Visit the garden located along the southern half of the walking path at Price Park in North Canton. Take time to sit on the park bench and reflect. The garden was developed and planted collaboratively by the Mercy Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society in honor and memory of those touched by cancer and is now maintained each year by Cancer Center staff and volunteers. Designed in the shape of half a heart, the garden encompasses the healing colors of purple, white and pink. Let the healing quality of nature give you a brief respite from life’s challenges.