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If you need to feel more confident about your best treatment options or simply want to confirm results, get a second opinion from Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.
The Hall-Perrine Cancer Center staff and patient services are centered around treating the whole person – during and after treatment.
When you're ready to begin treatment, you'll receive the latest, most effective cancer technologies that Hall-Perrine physicians use to help fight each patient's unique battle with cancer. This may include one or a combination of the following:
Hall-Perrine provides every cancer patient with your own personal nurse – a navigator to guide you through all of your treatments, answer your questions and be there for you. Jessica Steffens, RN, is the nurse navigator for colon cancer patients and families. Find out how she can help you.
Our survivorship program is a continuation of your cancer care. The goal is to help patients navigate next steps after cancer treatment. You will be seen by our survivorship nurse practitioner who works directly with your medical oncologist.
Thousands of patients, thousands of stories ... each one as personal and unique as the cancer they faced. They all have at least two things in common though, their courageous attitude and the power of The Mercy Touch® at every step. Read our colon cancer survivor stories.
Cancer is a common disease. However, some people have a greater chance of developing cancer. This may be due to gene changes that are passed through the family. Inherited gene changes are responsible for 5 to 10% of all cancers.
For example, the American Cancer Society recommends anyone older than age 45 – men and women – have a screening colonoscopy. If a family member has had colon cancer, the ACS recommends having this screening test done sooner. Learn more about colonoscopies at Mercy's Gastrointestinal Clinic.
People with a history of colorectal cancer in one or more first-degree relatives (parents, siblings or children) are at increased risk. We can test for those genetic links. Knowing your cancer risk factors, including genetics, can make an astounding difference in your future health.
Learn more about when you should you consider genetic testing.
Mercy Rehabilitation therapists understand the relationship between treatments, subsequent side effects, lab values, surgical interventions, and appropriate activity and exercise levels for patients undergoing cancer treatment. We specialize in interventions for neuropathy pain and weakened muscles; these interventions align with the progression of treatment and help aid survivorship to allow a return to full function. Learn more about rehabilitation programs at Hall-Perrine Cancer Center.