Mercy Medical Center North Iowa

Support Services

Mercy Cancer Center recommends patients seek out the services of the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society Navigator has an office in Mercy Cancer Center and is available to speak to during Cancer Center appointment hours. The American Cancer Society helps provide resources in the following areas:

  • Transportation
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Head Coverings for Treatment Induced Hair Loss
  • Financial Resources
  • Educational Material
  • Lodging
  • Look Good - Feel Better Program

Below are some online programs available through the American Cancer Society.

I Can Cope
If you or someone you love is facing cancer, you probably have a lot of questions about diagnosis, treatment, and ways to cope with the daily challenges cancer can bring. I Can Cope online classes are a quick and convenient way to get the answers you need, when you need them. It's easy to get started, go to

Cancer Survivors Network
The Cancer Survivors Network is a free online community created by and for people with cancer and their loved ones. This is a great opportunity to connect with others affected by cancer through online discussion boards and chart rooms; receive a free e-newsletter; have access to a resource library; and tell your story to share with others. Visit them at

Cancer Resource Network
The American Cancer Society is here to help you in your fight with cancer. Learn more about the services and programs that provide day-to-day help and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. Please visit their website at

Healing Touch
Healing touch is an energy based therapeutic approach to healing. The therapy uses touch to influence the energy system and affects the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

The Cancer Center offers healing touch to our patients free of charge. To schedule an appointment please talk to your health care team.

Spiritual Care
A Chaplain is available when you need a safe, supportive presence, an objective listener, help in clarifying an ethical decision, concern with grief and loss issues, or prayer - regardless of your faith or belief system.