Patient and Family Resources

Sorting through the vast amount of information about cancer can be overwhelming. St. Luke's offers a wide variety of resources to help you gather the information you need. While the internet seems to offer information on almost every facet of cancer care, we encourage you to speak with your medical team if you have questions.

Patient advocates

For patients with breast cancer, a Breast Care Coordinator helps women and their families to understand their diagnosis and works side by side to help them through treatment and recovery.

St. Luke's collaborates with the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator program to provide information, resources and support to cancer patients and their families. This program works to bridge the gap for patients between initial cancer diagnosis, treatment and successful survivorship. The Patient Navigator for the Cedar Rapids community and can be reached at 319/247-6004 or 888/266-2071.

Support groups and programs

St. Luke's coordinates a range of support groups and programs for patients and families, such as the My Care Wellness Program and the LIVESTRONG Cancer Transitions Program.

Stay connected

To receive ongoing updates from St. Luke's Cancer Care, sign up for the Connections cancer newsletter.

Spiritual Care at St. Luke's

St. Luke's Spiritual Care helps facilitate communication and needs between patients and their communities of faith. Learn more.

Spirit Fund

The Spirit Fund provides assistance for men and women diagnosed with cancer who are in financial need. The fund provides money for services to support an individual's ongoing care. Learn more >

Gems of Hope

Is a nonprofit organization that offers gifts of jewelry mounted on inspirational cards to cancer patients. The patients are invited, along with family and friends, to attend workshops to create these works of art for others. Watch this video for more information.

Online resources

Key links to information on clinical trials, patient education materials and survivorship.

St. Luke's services

St. Luke's has a wide variety of services relevant to the cancer patient, including Spiritual Care, Palliative Care, Hospice and Home Care.

For more information, email us or call (319) 369-7836.