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Support and Education
No one should fight cancer alone.
We encourage our patients' loved ones to come to appointments and treatments. We surround our patients with the support they need - from those who've shared their struggle to the loving support only family can provide.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer should know that they do not have to go through diagnosis and treatment alone. The Mercy Cancer Center offers many programs and services to support cancer patients and their families free of charge. Time and place vary; see the following list of Classes and Support Groups and search our Calender for times, locations and more information. If you do not find what you need, call the following contact numbers to learn more.
Mercy St. Anne Hospital
Mercy Tiffin Hospital
Mercy Willard Hospital
At Mercy Cancer Center, our patients are our highest priority. We are committed to providing state-of-the-art cancer services, while easing fears and focusing on the needs of each individual person. With the personal assistance of two Patient Navigators, located on the campuses of St. Anne and Mercy St. Charles Hospitals, our cancer team is there with our patients and their families every step of the way. Our specially trained Patient Navigators will streamline the pathway for patients to receive efficient and timely care helping to guide them through the entire treatment process from diagnosis through recovery.
To contact our patient navigators call:
Mercy St. Anne Hospital
419.407.1160 or 419.407.1616
Mercy St. Charles Hospital
Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
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Classes and Support Groups
Cancer Support GroupAfrican American Women Cancer Support Group of Northwestern Ohio
Patients and their families and friends share day-to-day concerns regarding cancer. Tiffin area residents should contact Dr. Renu Soni, 419.448.1115.
This group provides support and education for women with cancer. The group is free to the public and meets the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. Contact: Deborah Roberts 419.535.3126.The Heart in Hand Quilters
This group provides support in a familiar setting of a quilting group for quilters who have been diagnosed with cancer. The group meets on the 2nd Monday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Sylvania Senior Center, 7140 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania, Ohio. No pre-registration required. Walkins are welcome. Contact: Mary Greeno 419. 841.8867.That Special Women
A mastectomy and chemotherapy boutique. The shop offers anything you may need for breast cancer - prosthesis, bras, lingerie. They also carry wigs. Insurances are accepted. If you do not have insurance, the shop prides itself that "No one is turned away." Contact: Kris Beard 419.536.6206.Renee's Survivor Shop, LLC
Special products and gifts related to cancer and other illnesses for you and/or those you love.Laryngectomy Club of Toledo
This group provides support and education for people who have had cancer of the larynx. Pre and post-operative visits are available. Contact: 419.691.2897.Let's Talk it Ovar
The group supplies support and education for ovarian and gynecological cancer survivors. This group is open to all women either newly diagnosed, currently in treatment or in remission. You are welcome to join our group if you need support or encouragement or just someone to talk to. We are here to support you. We care. Let us help you. Our facilitator, Debra Sorenson, attends all meetings to help with questions and/or concerns you might have. There is no fee to attend these meetings. The group meets at the Holiday Inn French Quarter, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Contact: 419.251.1867 or 419.367.2459.American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society serves, to the best of its ability, as a clearinghouse for all cancer-related support groups in Northwest Ohio. 1.888.227.6446Victory Center Cancer Information
This independent resource is one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of cancer information in the area. It includes all available published information from the National cancer Institute and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Free and open to the public 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon – Thurs; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fri. Victory Center, 5532 W. Central Ave, Suite B, Toledo OH 43615, 419.531.7600.