The term “cancer survivor” is now used to describe a person from the time of diagnosis through the remaining years of life. Survivors face many physical, psychological, social, spiritual and financial issues which must be addressed in order to assure a better quality of life.
More and more, physicians and cancer program staff members realize that the cancer experience doesn’t end once someone is “cured.” By dealing with the ongoing issues facing cancer patients and their families, the Mercy Cancer Center goes that step further to help patients not only survive, but also to thrive.
Mercy Cancer Center patients receive support from nurse navigators, social workers, dietitians and counselors with financial concerns, spiritual needs, eating habits for long-term health and more. Patients have access to free health club memberships. Mercy Cancer Center also offers a free weekly Cancer Education Series class and fellowship.