Cancer Programs in St. Louis

Program Descriptions

  • Cancer Center Orientation: Are you getting ready to start cancer treatment?  If so, please come to an orientation session where you can learn what to expect from treatment. A tour of the cancer center is included.
  • Cancer Transitions: Moving Beyond Treatment: Cancer Transitions is a six-week series of workshops, each 2 ½ hours, designed to help survivors transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Eligibility--Adult survivors of any cancer diagnosis who have completed active treatment. You must have a signed physician release.
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatment and Side-Effects: Come learn about the management of the side effects of treatment as Dr. Susan Luedke, an oncologist with David C. Pratt Cancer Center, discusses strategies to manage issues such as fatigue, hair loss, anemia, infection and pain.  Kathy Bearman, LCSW, CSC facilitator, will address ways to cope with emotional distress and optimize quality of life during and after treatment. 
  • The Power of Mindfulness: A Deeper Look: Curious about mindfulness and meditation, but unsure how to get started in developing your own practice? This three-week series will provide information on the benefits of mindfulness and meditation for the body and brain.
  • Fun, Friends and Food: Come lift your spirits and enjoy a bite to eat in the company of others who share the cancer journey.
  • Food for Thought: Come explore how different countries eat. Certain spices and foods from other cultures have great health benefits. Become worldlier in your healthy diet and experience a tasting of cultural foods prepared by our chef Don Grace.
  • Breast Cancer Support/Networking Group: An educational and emotionally safe group, in collaboration with Mercy, for women newly- diagnosed, as well as breast cancer survivors, female family and friends. 
  • Prostate Cancer Support/Networking Group: This group features speakers and follow-up discussions on important topics such as treatment options, quality of life, incontinence, intimacy concerns and fear of recurrence.
  • Lymphedema Support Group: Meetings are run by a certified lymphedema therapist with Mercy Hospital.
  • Look Good Feel Better: Join us for an ACS sponsored free program that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
  • Survivorship Series: Many cancer survivors say that they felt they had lots of support during their treatment, but once it ended, it was hard to make a transition to a new way of life. This series helps work through new feelings, new problems and different ways of looking at the world.
  • Head and Neck Support Group
  • Thyroid Cancer Support Group
  • Young Adult Cancer Survivors (YACS) Program

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