We understand that receiving a cancer diagnosis is much more than
simply a medical issue. At St. Luke's, we want to provide you with the
support you need while undergoing treatment. St. Luke's has a social
worker, with extensive experience working with cancer patients and
their families, available to provide support for you and your family.
Services provided include:
- Coping with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship
- Assisting caregivers in handling stress
- Helping children/teens better understand cancer
- Accessing community resources
- Handling financial issues
Cancer patients and their families are encouraged to use these
services at any time - whether newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment or
well into survivorship. Our support staff will also see patients in
the hospital or on an outpatient basis.
A healthy way to live with a chronic illness is to work on overcoming
the physical and emotional problems caused by the disease. St. Luke's
Mind-Body Medicine Class helps individuals focus on their strengths,
experiment with their abilities and enhance their sense of control.
This class is appropriate for anyone going through a difficult time
(including cancer) - whether physically or emotionally. Our goal is to
help you be well.
You will gain valuable skills to help you live well with your chronic condition. This workshop provided tools to help you:
- Manage your symptoms
- Communicate better
- Reduce frustration
- Fight Fatigue
- Make daily tasks easier
- Use breathing exercises
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Take control of your condition
This six-week workshop is lead by two specially trained individuals
and last 21/2 hours. You will receive the book "Living a Healthy Life
with Chronic Conditions" and a relaxation CD. For more information,
please call (319) 369-7116.
My Care Wellness Program
We understand that each person's cancer journey is unique, with
their own combination of cancer type, treatments, medical history and
challenges. The My Care Wellness Program addresses the specific
needs of each patient by assessing your own journey, and providing you
with a customized wellness plan to help you lead a healthy life. The My Care Wellness Program has three components - exercise, nutrition and quality of life support.