Mercy Regional Cancer Center
Advanced cancer care close to home
When cancer is a concern, people want the best care from the most experienced physicians. In St. Clair County and its surrounding communities, no hospital offers more expertise and advanced services than the Mercy Regional Cancer Center. St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron's cancer program is fully accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. It's so good to know this expertise is close to home.
Expert staff & skilled services
At St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals provides coordinated services to patients in the caring manner the community has come to expect from the area's leader in cancer care.
Patients not only benefit from the skill of their physician coordinating their care, but also from a team of experts including board certified medical oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and surgeons, as well as nurses, therapists, social workers and educators. St. Joseph Mercy's full scope of services is unique to the region and includes:
- Educational Programs
- Nurse Service
- Screenings which detect various cancers in the earliest, most treatable stages
- Mammography and breast cancer care at the Mercy Women's Health Center
- Outpatient and inpatient care in a dedicated oncology unit
- Clinical cancer research studies
- Home care
- Support groups for patients and their families
- Cancer Registry
- Lymphedema Treatment
- Nutrition Counseling
- Look Good...Feel Better
Nurse Navigator Services
New to the Mercy Regional Cancer Center is the Oncology Nurse Navigator program. This unique service provides patients direct access to the programs, technology and experts they will need if diagnosed with cancer. The navigator works directly with you, linking you to important diagnosis, treatment and after-care programs; serving as your advocate with local and regional cancer care professionals, and offering guidance as you travel through your cancer treatment plan. To learn more, please review Understanding the Role of the Oncology Nurse Navigator.
Besides hands-on caring, St. Joseph Mercy provides sophisticated technologies for a full range of diagnostic options to patients. These include:
- Digital Mammography and Stereotactic breast biopsy
- 32-Slice CT scans and MRI studies which can precisely locate tumors
- PET scans (Positron Emission Tomography)
- Computerized laboratory which increases efficiency and accuracy of tests
- The region's only certified cytotechnologist who screens various tissue samples for cancer cell identification
Advanced treatment options
State of the art cancer treatment is available through St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, offering convenient care close to home, such as:
St. Clair County's only linear accelerator with three-dimensional treatment planning for sophisticated radiation therapy which targets the cancer with pinpoint accuracy.
Providing: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) SmartBeam Technology.
Mercy Regional Cancer Center also offers access to Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) through its SmartBeam Technology.
One excellent source for coordinated cancer care
Since its founding, St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron has been committed to caring for the whole person - their physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual health - bringing peace of mind to patients and their families.
This commitment, along with its dedication to outstanding clinical services and focus on improving the health and well-being of the community, makes St. Joseph Mercy a center for excellence in cancer care.
St. Joseph Mercy offers a series of points of access for cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment and support. St. Joseph Mercy's Cancer Survival Contacts Guide is available to print for quick reference.
For more information about the Mercy Regional Cancer Center, call toll-free 1-888-MERCYME (1-888-637-2963). To find out more about cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment options, please visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Mercy Regional Cancer Center was named Best in Cancer Care by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons and received nine out of nine commendation in 2008. In 2009, the Mercy Regional Cancer Center was presented by the CoC with the Outstanding Achievement Award for a community-based hospital cancer program.
Mercy Cancer Network
The Mercy Regional Cancer Center at St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron is a member of the Mercy Cancer Network, one of Michigan's largest cancer care networks. The Mercy Cancer Network links local hospitals and cancer centers throughout Michigan to provide patients and families access to the most advanced medicine and latest in cancer diagnostics, clinical research trials and therapeutic technology.
The Mercy Cancer Network, through its expert physicians and support teams, gives patients an opportunity to receive care and treatment locally, while providing access to a broad array of technology and specialized treatment options throughout Michigan.
The hospitals of the Mercy Cancer Network are accredited by the American College of Surgeons and have access to the latest clinical research trials through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) research bases through the Mayo Clinic and M.D. Anderson.
For more information on the Mercy Cancer Network, call 1-888-474-HOPE or visit www.mercycancernetwork.com.