Mercy Cancer Center Offers Monthly Support Groups

Mercy Cancer Center Offers Monthly Support Groups

Posted on: October 19, 2010

Canton, Ohio: A cancer diagnosis may feel like a lonely and isolating experience. Connecting with others who have been there is a good source of support. Mercy Cancer Center offers two monthly cancer support groups at Mercy Medical Center. For individuals diagnosed with ANY type of cancer, a Mercy cancer support group is offered at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. A breast cancer support group is held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

Both groups are facilitated by nurses who are specially trained to support cancer patients, and the groups are held in the Mercy Cancer Resource Center. For more information or to register, call 1-888-293-4673.

About Mercy Cancer Center
Mercy Cancer Center has been accredited since 1986 as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. In 2008 CoC awarded Mercy Cancer Center the Outstanding Achievement Award for excellence in cancer care. Mercy is the only area hospital–and one of just 95 facilities nationwide–to earn the award, along with the CoC’s three-year re-accreditation with commendation. Fewer than 20 percent of cancer programs in the United States attain this superior recognition. Mercy Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art diagnostics and surgical facilities, innovative treatments with chemotherapy and radiation, national cancer research trials, a complementary medicine program, support services, and the latest in cancer information.

About Mercy Medical Center
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.

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