Support for you and your family
Cancer is a rallying cry for family, friends and community. At St. Luke’s,
we provide individuals and families dealing with cancer with an extensive
network of resources for every step on the journey.
St. Luke's Regional Cancer Center's psychosocial services team
plays an integral role in supporting patients and families throughout
the treatment process and beyond. Our social workers meet with each newly
diagnosed patient on the day of their initial consultation to make them
aware of all available support services. Providing you with any additional
information you request, our social workers will be a constant presence
to help connect you with all the resources you need.
Cancer Support Groups
We encourage patients and family members to check out the free cancer support
groups sponsored by St. Luke’s and facilitated by team members of
St. Luke’s Regional Cancer Center. Many former patients continue
to participate in support groups long after treatment, reporting that
they find it tremendously healing and personally satisfying to offer hope
to newly diagnosed cancer patients.
Breast Cancer Support Group
For women diagnosed with breast cancer. Provides a safe environment for
women to share their feelings and experiences. Opportunity to extend support
to other women as well as receive support.
Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Group
Mindfulness-based techniques and interventions will be used to help group
members cope with the stress and anxiety inherent in the treatment and
recovery process of illnesses. This group is open to St.Luke's patients
and to the family, friends, and caregivers of patients.
Cancer Care Support Group
For people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones. Provides a safe
environment for participants to share their feelings and experiences,
and the opportunity to receive as well as provide support.
Skill Building for Relaxation
For patients and their families. Instructor offers strategies to help
reduce physical and emotional stress, depressive symptoms and anxiety.
Learn techniques that can be used any time, that focus on the mind/body
For all St. Luke’s patients (not just cancer patients) and their
families. Instructor guides participants through slow, gentle movements
and poses, with an emphasis on breathing and listening to the body. Includes
time for relaxation and guided meditation.
Spring Forest Qigong
For patients and families. Instructor leads participants through a series
of exercises based on five different movements that affect different aspects
of the mind and body. Spring Forest Qigong is designed to promote a happier
and healthier quality of life and a balanced body/mind approach.
Kids Can Cope
For children between the ages of 8 and 16 who have a loved one diagnosed
with cancer or a serious illness are encouraged to attend. Opportunity
to meet with other young people and share feelings and experiences.
Our staff is always here to provide support and answer your questions.
In addition, we have compiled a list of trusted sources to provide you
with additional information about the various aspects of cancer treatment.
St. Luke's Cancer Survivorship Lecture Series:
Behind the Curtain: A Never-Before Seen Look at Cancer Survivorship presented by Dr. Basem Goueli
Enhancing Quality of Life After Treatment:
Part 1 and
Hope and Healing
Here are links to valuable educational resources: