The Cancer Journey
Having a Plan
After receiving a cancer diagnosis, the first step is to have a plan. At Saint Louis University Cancer Center, we help you develop a map, direction and a plan. You have other responsibilities in your life, and cancer treatment can feel overwhelming. We are here to help you set goals and establish priorities. From the anxiety, anger and fear to the physical side effects of treatment, this is an emotional, mental and physical journey, and our team provides care for the "whole" you. At Saint Louis University Cancer Center, we don't just treat the disease; we take care of the patient and the whole family. We encourage our patients to be an active part of their treatment plan, giving them back some control against this disease.
You probably have many questions and may not know what to ask first. We are here to help educate our patients at every step along the way, so you know what to expect to lessen some of the anxiety and stress.
And when your treatment is complete, our expert physicians and staff will be there to help you transition to a cancer-free lifestyle and be available as an ongoing resource. Survivorship is an important part of your journey too, and our experts at Saint Louis University Cancer Center provide ongoing assistance and resources to meet your needs.
An individually focused treatment approach
A team of experienced physicians using leading-edge technology and techniques will develop an individually focused treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.
This serves as the road map to your treatment. Because no two people are exactly alike, no two cancers are exactly alike. The SLUCare physicians at Saint Louis University Cancer Center thoroughly examine your situation to ensure treatment is specific to you. We discuss treatment options and possibilities so you feel confident about your treatment plan. We provide coordinated care that is accessible, and we explain the process while encouraging questions.
More than a medical team
The physicians at Saint Louis University Cancer Center realize that everyone has a different way to undertake this journey. We work to identify additional resources to help guide and support you through this process. These may include:
- Social Worker
- Support Groups
- Music Therapy
- Yoga and Meditation
- Websites for additional information
- Post Treatment
Saint Louis University Cancer Center also provides resources to help you transition from treatment to a life without cancer. Survivorship is as much a part of this journey as treatment, and our staff is there to help you deal with the physical and emotional effects that may occur with a post-treatment life.