At St. Luke’s MSTI, we know a patient’s journey with cancer doesn’t end when treatment is complete. More people are surviving cancer than ever before—nearly 63,000 cancer survivors are living in Idaho today, with an estimated 13 million across the U.S.
Some survivors live with cancer and manage it as a chronic disease, while others complete treatment and go on to long periods of remission or be cured of their disease. Regardless of your situation, you may have questions or concerns about life after cancer treatment, and your role in a healthy survivorship.
Our comprehensive survivorship program is designed to meet then needs of our patients, cancer survivors in our community, and families of survivors. This program can help you understand not only where you’ve been, but where you’re going and what you can do to live the best life possible!
Survivorship Services and Events
Navigation for Cancer Survivors
Contact Alicia Rosales, LCSW, OSW-C
Survivorship Program Navigator
(208) 706-7286 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This free program will provide important information and support to help you live your best life—from nutrition and exercise to reducing stress, dealing with medical challenges, and much more. Open to all breast cancer survivors in the community, regardless of where they received their care.
Monthly Breast Cancer Support Group
Connect with other breast cancer patients and survivors to share stories and get the support you need to help you live your best life. Open to all breast cancer patients, drop-ins are welcome.
Held the first Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m.
St. Luke's MSTI
308 E. Hawaii Ave.
To register, please call Bruce Wehler LCSW, oncology social worker, at 208-463-6009.
Expressive Art and Healing
Research has shown that creative expression promotes relaxation and healing. This free class is open to all cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers in the community. The class is facilitated by two oncology social workers who have received additional training in Expressive Arts. We provide the space and supplies needed to participate. Click here to learn more.
The group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at 3080 Gentry Way Ste 150 in Meridian. This class is free. Pre-registration is required; call Delisa at 706-1404.
Your Survivorship Appointment
At your comprehensive survivorship appointment, you will meet with an oncology nurse practitioner and a social worker. You will have the chance to ask questions, share concerns, and set goals for a healthy future. Most visits last 60 minutes.
During this visit, you will receive:
- A personalized treatment summary and survivorship care plan
- Education regarding follow-up care
- The opportunity to talk about physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs and concerns
- Information about nutrition, physical activity, and integrative therapies
- Overview of cancer survivorship programs and resources