Cancer Center Programs & Support Group


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.

 

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. This is a multidisciplinary approach with spiritual services, nutrition, physical therapy, massage therapy, and social work. Family and friends are always welcome. This support group is also available in Spanish at the same dates and times.

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

Location:

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

Date: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month

Time: 4 p.m.

 

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.

Location:

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

 

Smoking Cessation Program

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: To be scheduled for one of our four week sessions, call the Mercy UC Davis Cancer Center at 209.564.3669.

Location:

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

2020 Class Schedule:

Session 1: January 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2: April 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 3: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 4: October 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:10:30 am – 11:30 am

 

Wig Bank

Available to support women undergoing cancer treatment and experiencing hair loss. Come in for a free wig-fitting consultation with a trained American Cancer Society volunteer! One on-one consultations include one free wig per patient, finding a wig that will fit your lifestyle, and suggestions for using wigs, turbans, and scarves. 

To Register: Appointments are required. To make an appointment call 559.451.0163 or 1.800.227.2345.

Location:

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