Medical Services

Cancer Care

Mercy's cancer care program takes an approach that meets medical, physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual needs. Compassionate and personal care is provided by a team of highly skilled doctors and health care professionals.

Care Partners

Mercy Iowa City Cancer Care - A department of Mercy Hospital
540 E. Jefferson Street Suite 105
Providing outpatient chemotherapy, hematology, and educational services.

Mercy Infusion Center
Mercy Hospital, level two
500 E. Market Street, Iowa City
T 319-339-3270
F 319-339-3273
Providing biological therapies, blood transfusions, IV antibiotic administration, chemotherapy administration and intravenous infusions 
Hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Iowa City Cancer Treatment Center
3010 Northgate Dr., Iowa City
Providing outpatient radiation

Mercy General Surgery
540 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 205, Iowa City
Surgical services for treating cancer

Surgical Services, PC
510 E. Bloomington St., Iowa City
Surgical services for treating cancer

Imaging and Endoscopic Services Diagnostic services provided in collaboration with the referring/primary care doctors include:

  • All-digital mammography suite
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and breast coil MRI
  • Nuclear medicine whole body scans
  • PET/CT scans and CT scans
  • Outpatient endoscopy
  • Ultrasound and endobronchial ultrasound
Education & Support Services
A wealth of information on types, treatments, detection, and prevention of cancer is available.

Finances & Insurance
Questions about insurance coverage can be directed to Mercy's Patient Financial Services, 319-339-3616. Mercy offers a financial counseling for those with identified needs that meet specific criteria. For more information or an application, please call 319-887-2995 or 319-339-3613.

Home Care Options
Through Mercy Home Care, nursing and other services can be continued at home after discharge from the hospital. Mercy's staff can assist with many dimensions of care, including:

  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Home Teaching
  • Medication Management
  • Medical Social Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy

Nutrition Counseling
Mercy dietitians provide individual assistance with nutritional assessments, special dietary instructions, and basic nutritional counseling.

Pathology Services
Mercy offers both routine and specialized pathology services for cancer diagnoses. Immunoperoxidase staining is an example of a specialized technique; it is used to identify estrogen receptors in breast cancers. Fine needle aspiration is also performed by Mercy pathologists on palpable masses-that is, masses located under soft tissue that can be located by touch.

Rehabilitation Services
Physical, occupational and speech therapy are provided through Progressive Rehabilitation Associates, LLC. Phone 354-2429. Enterostomal nursing therapy is also available.

Social Services
Mercy Social Workers are available to assist patients and families with a variety of issues. Services are also available to assist people who are under insured or patients with needs such as food and housing.

Support Group - After Cancer Support Group
This group welcomes all women who are living with cancer; it offers a monthly meeting featuring educational presentations. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m., Fanning room, Mercy Medical Plaza. 

More Information
If you would like to make an appointment with a Mercy provider, call Mercy On Call at 358-2767 or 800-358-2767, or Click here to find a Mercy provider.

American Cancer Society
The East Central Iowa Area Office of the American Cancer Society and Mercy Iowa City staff work together to provide such services as Look Good...Feel Better, Reach to Recovery, Road to Recovery, and resources to help you. 1-800-227-2345.

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