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Here, you can find links to important cancer care resources, from educational reading materials and websites to breast care. Read our monthly newsletter.

Cancer Fitness & Wellness Program

Cancer and the process of fighting it can have many effects on the body. Mercy developed Thrive Cancer Fitness & Wellness to empower patients with the tools to deal with the burdens of this devastating disease.

Cancer Resources

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center

More Information: (319) 365-HOPE (4673)

Through knowledgeable, compassionate professionals and the latest technology in cancer treatment, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center provides support, education and hope to those living with cancer. 

Genetic Counseling

More Information: (319) 221-8689

Hall-Perrine Cancer Center also offers genetic counseling, to help in identifying those women who have risk factors for hereditary cancer.

Mercy Women's Center

More Information: (319) 398-6821

Whether you're looking to change your life, or going through a life-changing event, Mercy Women's Center is a place just for you.

Breast Health Coordinators

More Information: (319) 398-6821
Mercy Women's Center is home to Breast Health Coordinators, your navigator and supporter for women with breast cancer, from diagnosis through treatment.

American Cancer Society

More Information: (319) 365-5241
The following programs are offered: I Can Cope; Look Good Feel Better; Early Support; Reach to Recovery; Road to Recovery.

Especially For You Funds

More Information: (319) 221-8889
If the inability to pay is preventing you or someone you know from having breast care, Especially for You funds are available.

Mercy Home Medical Equipment 

More Information: (319) 363-1308
Mercy Home Medical Equipment offers a variety of durable medical equipment, including compression sleeves and bandages.

Cancer Web sites

American Cancer Society – Nationwide, community based voluntary health organization.

Iowa Cancer Consortium – Iowa's source for authoritative links to cancer resources in Iowa and beyond.

National Cancer Institute – Federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.

Cancer Care – National non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free, professional help to people with cancer.

National Lymphedema Network – Non-profit organization that provides education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care professionals and the general public.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship – Patient-led advocacy organization working on behalf of people with all types of cancer, and their families.

National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations

Reading Resources

The following are book examples available to check out by calling Hall-Perrine Cancer Center at (319) 221-8771:

"After Cancer: A Guide to Your New Life" – by Wendy Schlessel Harpham, M.D.

"Choices" – by Marion Morra and Eve Potts

"Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book" – by Susan M. Love, M.D.,with Karen Lindsey

"Helping Your Mate Face Breast Cancer: Tips for Becoming an Effective Support Partner for the One You Love During the Breast Cancer Experience" – by Judy C. Kneece, R.N., OCN

"Holding Tight, Letting Go, Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer" – by Musa Mayer

"Dr. Rosenfeld's Guide to Alternative Medicine: What Works, What Doesn't and What's Right for You" - by Isadore Rosenfeld, M.D.

"To Dance With The Devil: The New War on Breast Cancer" - by Karen Stabiner

Current copies of books chosen by "Gems of Hope," a local advocacy group, are available at Mercy Women's Center or Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.

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