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Support and Counseling for Cancer Patients

A cancer diagnosis and treatment journey brings stress to both you and your family. Our specially trained oncology social workers provide counseling and support to help reduce stress for you, your family and your loved ones throughout your cancer experience. 

Our team will help you:

  • Understand your diagnosis and treatments
  • Cope with the many emotions you may be experiencing, such as sadness, anger, worry, and fear
  • Consider decisions about treatment options as you think about your work, family, and other things in your life
  • Talk with your doctor and other caregivers
  • Talk with your family, friends, or co-workers
  • Understand how cancer affects sex, intimacy, fertility, and feeling good about your body
  • Learn skills that can help with sleep problems, worry and sadness
  • Apply for programs that offer financial assistance
  • Connect with community resources such as transportation to and from medical care, temporary housing during treatment, and help at home
  • Plan for your care with the use of advance directives
  • Learn about living life as a cancer survivor
  • Additional Support

    We also offer:

  • Counseling for you and your family members
  • Crisis intervention if you or your family experience acute distress related to changes in your medical condition or other stressful life events
  • Support groups and educational programs
  • Referrals to community health resources
  • Help with issues at your school or workplace related to your cancer
  • Contact Us

    To talk with an oncology social worker, ask a member of your care team or call the St. Luke’s Cancer Institute location where you’re receiving care.

  • Boise: (208) 381-2760 or toll-free 1-800-845-4624
  • Fruitland: (208) 452-7677 or toll-free 1-800-473-9618
  • Meridian: (208) 706-1404 or toll-free 1-800-473-0331
  • Nampa: (208) 463-6009 or toll-free 1-800-553-6415
  • Twin Falls: (208) 814-1600 or toll-free 1-800-947-4852