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Survivorship

Partnering with you on your cancer journey

From the moment you receive a cancer diagnosis, you are a survivor. Family, friends and caregivers impacted by cancer, you are co-survivors.

We've created a place of healing — high tech and high touch — where research, technology and human interaction come together in a collaborative effort of medical excellence.

The words "You have cancer" are life changing. Facing your diagnosis and the winding road ahead through treatment and beyond may leave you feeling out of control and afraid. We're here to help, heal and support.

Our programs are available free of charge to anyone facing cancer regardless of where they are treated. For a list of current programs or classes please see monthly event calendar at http://www.stcharleshealthcare.org/Classes/Cancer.aspx

Taking Control of Your Health


DEFEAT Cancer Educational Seminars focus on nutrition, physical activity, cancer education and inspiration.

Nutrition 101 teaches participants how to choose foods that optimize health, healing and address changes to appetite, weight and fatigue both during and after treatment. It also includes cooking classes and weight management.

Restorative Yoga, Qigong and Meditation for survivors improves physical, mental and spiritual vitality through gentle stretching, focused movement, breathing and visualization.

Community Education focuses on areas of cancer, cancer prevention, nutrition and general wellness.

Physical Education is a gentle introduction to fitness that supports movement such as walking, hiking and light resistance training. Program encourages fitness, friendship and camaraderie for survivors and caregivers.

Taking Control of Your Health

Social Support


Equine Therapy is designed to help survivors and caregivers identify, face and work through life issues while working alongside horses and through therapeutic riding.

Support Groups are small groups facilitated by social workers that meet once or twice a month. Adult survivors, family members, caregivers and friends are welcome.

Soaring Spirits Cancer Survivor and Family Camp is held annually at Suttle Lake in August and is free to survivors. This weekend is an incredible time for friendship, family, fun, healing and reconnecting.

Young Adult Network focuses on education, activities and opportunities for young survivors to connect with others who have gone through the same life altering experience.

Cancer and the Arts uses art, writing and music to support healing, reduce anxiety and stress and increase overall well-being.

Talk to a Survivor/Caregiver and get one-on-one peer support for newly diagnosed cancer survivors and caregivers. Program provides emotional and informational support and is coordinated through Cancer Hope Network.

Social Support

Survivor Resources


Library Resource Center provides information and educational resources on a variety of cancer-related topics: treatment, nutrition, relaxation, guided imagery, children’s resources and more. Library is located in the lobby of the Cancer Center.

Harvest of Hope is a program that helps patients going through treatment and their families with nutritious meals. Program provides canned and fresh groceries along with easy-to-follow recipes that are healthy, quick and easy.

Assistance Programs provide help with gas cards, groceries, utilities, lodging and transportation for cancer survivors during active treatment.

Survivor Resources

Cancer survivors treated at St. Charles may also take advantage of integrative care options such as Acupuncture, Massage and Reiki, as well as one-on-one Nutritional Support.

Survivorship contact: 541-706-2969