Meet Our St. Luke's Cancer Treatment Team
Comprehensive cancer care is provided by a team of healthcare professionals who work closely together. St. Luke's partners with local doctors and surgeons in the fight against cancer. Here are members of the St. Luke's team:
- Care Coordinators - registered nurses who help patients and families understand their diagnosis and works side by side to help them through treatment and recovery.
- Certified Oncology Social Worker - is available to provide support for you and your family. This includes coping with a cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship; caregiver stress; helping children/teens better understand cancer; community resources and financial issues.
- Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition - our dietitian can help guide patients in their search for valuable information about poor appetite, ideal weight, supplements or other nutrition concerns.
- Cancer Exercise Specialist - identifies exercise goals based on the patient's unique needs and limitations.
For the staff at St. Luke's, cancer isn't something we simply treat - it's something we care about deeply. We're proud to be a member of ACCC - Association of Community Cancer Centers. Our staff is also actively involved in local and national groups, including the Iowa Breast Cancer Action Foundation, Oncology Nursing Society, National Consortium of Breast Centers, Breathe Easy Coalition, American Cancer Executives, American Cancer Society Board, Gems of Hope and Iowa Cancer Consortium.