Mercy Cancer Center Presents Thriving and Striving

Mercy Cancer Center Presents Thriving and Striving

Posted on: November 2, 2010

 Canton, Ohio: Mercy Cancer Center is sponsoring Surviving and Thriving, an informative and inspirational event for newly diagnosed and long-term cancer survivors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4 at Mercy Hall Auditorium. Featured speaker, Gregory M. Boone, M.D., a general surgeon at Mercy Medical Center, will address the physical, emotional and practical aspects of surviving cancer. Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk with Mercy Cancer Center staff and learn about cancer support programs. Refreshments, door prizes and giveaways will be available. This program is free, but reservations are requested. For more information or reservations, call Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.

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.

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


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