Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology (MCCRO) is an integral part of the Mercy Cancer Center, and has long been recognized as a leader in radiation therapy and cancer care in Iowa.
With a complement of board-certified physicians, a multidisciplinary staff of physicists, therapists and nurses and multiple treatment systems, MCCRO continues to set the standard for radiation therapy in the greater Des Moines area and Iowa. MCCRO and Mercy Medical Center put special emphasis on treating the whole person, including offering social and educational support through our Mercy Cancer Center.
Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology has been expanded and redesigned in response to the growing demand for advanced radiation oncology therapies. To address our patients’ needs for prompt and efficient treatment in a modern, supportive environment, we are continuously updating technology at our two locations, including a state-of-the-art True Beam Radiotherapy System, the most advanced radiation technology available, new in 2017.
MCCRO is the only radiation therapy center in central Iowa to earn accreditation through the American College of Radiology (ACR)’s Radiation Oncology Practice Accreditation program.
A supportive environment
When you, a friend or a family member are diagnosed with cancer, it is never easy. The staff members of Mercy Cancer Center and Mercy Cancer Center Radiation Oncology understand this is a difficult time of questioning, learning and trying to cope.
Our staff of dedicated physicians, nurses and therapists are with you every step of the way. We evaluate each person’s specific circumstances and offer individualized services and counseling to help educate patients and loved ones about their disease and, hopefully, reduce the level of anxiety. Our Cancer Resource Center provides additional information and support for patients and family members in the form of support groups, counseling, prosthetics, wigs and hats and education.