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Cancer Center Programs

We’re committed to fulfilling the unique needs of each patient and their family, offering support and guidance through every stage of their journey, which is why we provide the following programs to our community at no cost. 

Smoking Cessation Class

Fresh Start, also known as smoking cessation, is open to anyone that wants to quit tobacco use. This program is a collaboration with the American Cancer Society. This is a FREE 4 week program that meets one-hour each week and is taught by a certified Fresh Start facilitator. In this program you will learn about the benefits of quitting smoking and gain valuable knowledge and skills in order to plan YOUR quit date. Participants will be offered free smoking cessation patches, as well as a kit full of helpful resources. 

To Register: Call now to reserve your spot - Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center at 209.564.3600.


Mercy Medical Pavilion
3rd Floor Classrooms
315 Mercy Ave
Merced, CA 95340

2018 Class Dates and Times: 11 am & 5 pm
January 16: • 11 am (Class B) • 5 pm (Class C)
January 23: • 11 am (Class B) • 5 pm (Class C)
January 30: • 11 am (Class B) • 5 pm (Class C)
February 6: • 11 am (Class B) • 5 pm (Class B)

Cancer Support Group

This group is for anyone with a cancer experience to share stories, learn from others, and make new friends. Anyone who survived or is battling cancer such as Lymphoma, breast cancer, or leukemia is welcome to attend this free support group. Family and friends are always welcome.

To Register: There is no registration required to attend the Cancer Support Group.


Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
3850 G Street
Merced, CA 95340

Date: Last Wednesday of each month

Time: 4 pm

Look Good Feel Better

Look Good-Feel Better is a program dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life for people undergoing cancer treatment. This program aims to improve self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage, and community. This class is free, however, it does require registration. 

To Register: Call the Cancer Center at 209.564.3600 to register for this class.


Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
3850 G Street
Merced, CA 95340

2018 Class Dates:
February 12
May 14
August 13
November 12

Time: 11 am - 1 pm

Massage Therapy

Studies of massage for cancer patients suggest massage can decrease certain symptoms of cancer including stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue. We provide 15 minute sessions by a certified massage therapist for our cancer patients that have been cleared by their doctor to receive on their treatment day.

To Register: Massage Therapy is available by appointment only. Call the Cancer Center at 209.564.3600 to book your appointment.


Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center
3850 G Street
Merced, CA 95340  


For more information on the classes we offer, call Lillian Sanchez at 209.564.4310.