Introducing Sacramento's First Comprehensive
Outpatient Treatment Center
Fighting cancer is hard, but the Mercy Cancer Center has been carefully designed to simplify and ease the process. This new state-of-the-art facility brings comprehensive treatment to a whole new level of comfort and personalized care. From advanced diagnostic imaging to radiation therapy and medical oncology, patients receive the compassionate treatment they need - all under one roof.
Nurse Navigators Nothing turns a person's life upside down like a diagnosis of cancer. The treatment process is complex, typically involving many specialists and procedures. Our nurse navigators, available by request at any point, guide patients through the care process and act as a liaison among caregivers and physicians. As patients face the challenges of a cancer diagnosis, the nurse navigator helps to ensure smooth pathways, offering guidance, compassion and access to a variety of support services.
Surgery without Incision While radiation therapy typically requires many brief incremental treatments, some patients may be candidates for what is known as stereotactic radiosurgery (also known as external beam radiation therapy) in which the radiation treatment is delivered in a single procedure.
A linear accelerator generates multiple highly-focused radiation beams, which pass through the skin and converge on the tumor site from different angles. Individually, the beams are fairly harmless to normal surrounding tissue. Their strength is multiplied at the focal point, where they work together to destroy cancerous cells. It is a painless, bloodless procedure, and extremely valuable for patients with small tumors requiring delicate treatment.
Complementary Services Advanced medical technology is a powerful ally in the fight against cancer. However, treating the whole patient means also providing nurturing support throughout the entire process. Our complementary medical and support services play a valuable role in Mercy's patient-centered approach, and they're all available through the new Mercy Cancer Center, including:
Putting the Patient First Mercy is also making patient visits as pleasant and brief as possible. The furnishings and interior were designed to comfort and soothe weary guests. One simple innovation we've introduced is the patient ID card. When a patient arrives for a treatment session, instead of signing a sheet at the front desk, the patient checks in with the swipe of a magnetic card, which alerts the entire department to the patient's arrival, calls up their treatment plan and instructs the therapist to prepare the treatment. Not a lot of waiting happens in our waiting room.
Mercy's commitment to treating the whole person extends beyond diagnosis and treatment. When a patient and their family are faced with a diagnosis of terminal illness, our hospice and palliative services provide comfort and support throughout life's final journey.
Presenting the new Mercy Cancer Center, located at 3301 C Street, Suite 550, Sacramento 916.556.3200
This $20 million facility, the first of its kind in the region, complements Mercy's nationally recognized inpatient cancer care. The Mercy Cancer Center's diagnostic capabilities include some of the most sensitive imaging instruments available. The Mercy Imaging Center, which operates alongside the Mercy Cancer Center, provides all imaging modalities, including PET CT, MRI, CT, ultrasound, mammography and bone density screening.