Convenient, Compassionate, Comprehensive Cancer Care
Medical Center's Community Cancer Care Program is designed to meet the needs of patients and families dealing with all phases of cancer, from diagnosis to treatment and survivorship. Mercy provides cancer care in collaboration with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which has been providing state-of-the-art outpatient medical and radiation oncology services at Mercy since 1997.
The quality of the program is demonstrated by its receipt of an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Only six hospitals in New York State, and two on Long Island, received the honor.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering staff provide advanced radiation therapy and the latest in chemotherapy in the Michael J. Tenaglia M.I.R.A.C.L.E. Pavilion that is devoted exclusively to outpatient cancer care.
The program offers state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging in the state-of-the-art Bishop John R. McGann Radiology and Imaging Center, and surgeons at Mercy offer organ-saving minimally-invasive and cryogenic procedures, to maintain quality-of-life for prostate, kidney, colorectal and urologic cancers, as well as innovative reconstruction techniques for breast cancer, including sophisticated DIEP flap procedures.
Cancer care at Mercy is based on a multidisciplinary approach to treatment in which patients and their families are the focus of coordinated care by teams of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, social workers, pastoral counselors, and volunteers. This team approach addresses physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs by coordinating inpatient and ambulatory care, home care, education, support groups and bereavement care.