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Family Cancer Resource Center

Graphic of tree made of handprintsThe Family Cancer Resource Center at Mercy’s Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is a comprehensive resource center for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis, with the primary focus on the patient’s spouse, children, parents, friends, caregivers and support persons. The center will also serve the larger community as a hub for educational and support services.

Mercy recognizes that there are limited resources within the community for family members and those who support and care for patients with cancer. The goal is to connect individuals with services within the Hall-Perrine Cancer Center as well as other services offered throughout the community by providing:

  • Education and support in schools and area businesses
  • Awareness of and referral to community support groups
  • Special events for families touched by cancer
  • Cancer prevention education for the public
  • Many other services to address the needs of individuals whose loved ones are affected by cancer

For more information, please contact the HOPE Line at (319) 365-HOPE (4673).

The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center is honored to be the recipient of a grant award from the Aiming for a Cure Foundation and is proud to make these resources and services available to our community. The Aiming for a Cure Foundation is a local non-profit organization with the goal of improving the quality of cancer care and quality of life for children and families going through difficult times. The Foundation supports the funding of cancer research, non-insured expenses and patient care.

Online Caregiver Resources

American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network


Online community of cancer survivors and caregivers

Cancer Care Connect


Information, support and workshops online to provide for people living with cancer and their families.

Family Caregiver Alliance


Provides caregiver tips and fact sheets for caring for your loved one.

Iowa Family Caregiver Program

Helps caregivers get in touch with essential services to assist them in their caregiving role.


Provides one-on-one support, resources and cancer information.

American Cancer Society

Website: Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer

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Courageous Stories

Suzanne Staab

Suzanne's Story

In keeping with tradition at Hall-Perrine, Suzanne Staab – with family, friends and Mercy staff by her side – rings a bell to signify the end of her cancer treatment. Watch her story.

To discuss treatments call (319) 365-HOPE (4673)