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The Cancer Journey

Saint Louis University Cancer Center

After a cancer diagnosis, the first step is to develop a plan. At Saint Louis University Cancer Center, we help you map out a direction for your treatment and well-being. We'll help you find ways to cope with the anxiety, anger and fear, in addition to the physical side effects of treatment. We encourage you — and your family members — to take an active role in your treatment plan to help you gain a sense of control against this disease.

You probably have many questions and may not know what to ask first. We're here to share information every step of the way, so you know what to expect to lessen some of the stress you may feel.

An Individually Focused Treatment Approach

No two people are exactly alike, and no two cancers are exactly alike. Our physicians look thoroughly at your situation and develop a personalized, coordinated treatment plan. We'll discuss treatment options with you and answer your questions. We want you to feel confident about your care.

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 can connect you with additional resources to help guide and support you through this process. These may include:

  • Physical or occupational therapist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social worker
  • Dietitian
  • Support groups
  • Palliative care
  • Journaling
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Websites for additional information
  • Post-treatment

And when your treatment is complete, our expert physicians and staff will help you transition to a cancer-free lifestyle. Survivorship is an important part of your journey, and our team will provide ongoing assistance and resources to meet your needs.

Learn more about the resources available to you through our Saint Louis University Cancer Information Center.

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