SSM Health St. Mary's Cancer Services - About

About SSM Health Cancer Services

​​​Health and Wellness Services

Our Health and Wellness Services focus on preventative healing for the whole person.  Patient comfort is enhanced by soothing touches such as soft music, spa like surroundings making the wellness exam a relaxing and pleasant experience. Our comprehensive care approach also includes supportive services such as community educational programs, nutritional counseling and a tranquil, comfortable, educational library resource center.  We also offer access to American Cancer Society resources including wigs, literature, nutritional supplements and specialized programs. 

Health & Wellness Comprehensive Cancer Screening

Schedule a comprehensive cancer screening at the  SSM Health Cancer Center​ in Mexico, Missouri​. Exams for men and women take 45-60 minutes. 

Female Cancer Exam includes:
  • Mammogram
  • Clinical Breast Exam
  • Skin Cancer Exam
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Screen
Male Cancer Exam​ includes:
  • Skin Cancer Exam
  • PSA Blood Screen for Prostate Cancer
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Clinical Breast Exam​​​​
Genetic cancer testing is available for qualified patients. ​

​Massage Therapy

​An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins which enhances medical treatment. 

Massage Therapy is provided at the ​​ SSM Health Cancer Center in Mexico, Missouri. 

Lymphedema Therapy Program

Lymphedema is an abnormal swelling in a body part due to accumulation of lymph fluid. Swelling is usually in an arm or leg but can also occur in the face, neck, trunk, pelvis or groin. Lymphedema occurs when this system is not working properly. Lymphedema can develop due to surgery or radiation of the lymph nodes of the neck, underarm, abdomen, pelvis or groin. It may also be caused by trauma, chronic infection or chronic swelling of the feet or legs. Signs and symptoms include:  

  • Persistent swelling, often beginning in the hands or feet
  • One arm or leg may feel “heavier” than the other
  • A feeling of tightness to the skin
  • One may notice that it is difficult to get their arm or leg into clothing or jewelry could be tight
Lymphedema Therapy is provided at the SSM Health Cancer Center​ in Mexico, Missouri. 

​Oncology Nutrition Services

​As part of your care plan, your dietitian will recommend dietary options specific to you to keep you nourished. Dietitians can provide education for you and your family to manage symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment. They can also determine nutritional needs and appropriate interventions to prevent malnutrition.​
There is a lot you can do to give yourself the best chance to win the fight against cancer. Staying well-nourished is one positive way to take control of your life and your well-being. Optimal nutrition allows your body to function at its best by:
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Maintaining weight
  • Rebuild body tissue
  • Improving strength and increasing energy
  • Helping you recuperate faster after treatment

    Before Selecting Your Appointment,

    there are some circumstances that require our assistance with scheduling.

    Please verify the following before proceeding:
    • I am age 35 or older.
    • I am NOT experiencing any issues, such as a lump, nipple discharge or other changes.
    • I was not diagnosed with breast cancer within the last three years.
    • I have not breast fed within the last six months.
    • It has been one year or more since my last appointment.
    If you have one or more of the above circumstances, please Connect By Phone. Otherwise, Confirm & Proceed.