Cancer Wellness Quarterly eNewsletter

Care for the whole person, not just the cancer

Cancer Wellness helps patients and caregivers:

  • Manage symptoms
  • Improve quality of life
  • Be proactive and involved in their care

The comprehensive, evidence-based wellness program at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at HCA Midwest Health is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you are wanting to reduce your risk of cancer, have been diagnosed, are in treatment or survivorship, we have the expert care you need.

Talk to your care team about how to access any of the resources that we have to offer or call AskSARAH (816) 448-7737, or email us.

Cancer Wellness Program

Education Resources & Classes

Learn from experts about wellness strategies and tips to implement them into your personal care plan. Check out our latest schedule and register for free programs.

Classes & Events

Patient Navigators

Patient Navigators – A constant point of contact for the patient and family to help coordinate care, answer questions, and remove barriers.


Our cancer dietitian is available for patients and their care team to learn more about the importance of nutrition after a cancer diagnosis. Individual nutritional support is available for no charge at any point in treatment or survivorship. Call your oncology office to ask for an appointment.

We offer several options for patients including:

  • Individual in person nutrition counseling sessions
  • Phone consultations
  • Group education classes
  • Customized nutrition planning based on your goals & needs

Nutrition has a role in many areas of a cancer diagnosis including:

  • Minimize side effects from treatments such as fatigue and nausea
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Prevent or correct nutritional deficiencies
  • More energy and strength
  • Heal and recover faster

Oncology Social Workers

Oncology Social Workers- work with patients and families to assess emotional and psycho-social needs. They promote healthy coping by advocating for patients, providing education and information about local resources.

Social workers are a great how to talk to your family and the children in your lives about cancer. They are patient and family advocates. They provide assistance in coping with the diagnosis to patients and families all along the disease continuum, are a continual area of support and conduct research about all of the above!

All of our resources are designed to support patients with advanced disease and multiple side effects. Join us for these proactive and energizing events to help you develop a wellness to support living well.

Wellness For MEtastatic Cancer

Our cancer focused rehabilitation team understands how a diagnosis of cancer as well as surgery and treatments side effects change how your body feels and moves. Our team of physical, occupational, lymphedema, pelvic floor and speech therapists will help you improve your physical functioning and well-being through individual support.

Our cancer rehabilitation team collaborates with the clinical care team to help patients stay strong; minimize side effects with a focus on quality of life. Call your oncology office to ask for an appointment. Most therapy is covered by insurance.

Exercise is one of the most effective ways to fight cancer related fatigue. Exercise combats muscle loss and improves emotional well-being and sleep quality. We understand that everyone has individual goals. Gain insight from our certified cancer exercise specialist on exercise tips during and after treatment that take into account your cancer history, personal history and goals. Call your oncology office to ask for an appointment.

It’s never too late to quit. Stopping the use of any form of tobacco significantly improves your health and the health benefits of quitting smoking today will surprise you. Did you know that you actually begin to feel the benefits of quitting smoking within as little as 20 minutes?

We have several options for a smoke free life. We offer free classes in partnership with The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program. This program helps you develop a plan of action that leads to your quit day. You’ll also get the support you need to remain smokefree for life!

Smoking Cessation Classes

What you’ll learn:

  • How to know if you’re really ready to quit
  • Medications that can increase your success
  • Lifestyle changes to make quitting easier
  • How to prepare for your quit day
  • Coping strategies for managing stress and avoiding weight gain
  • Developing a new self-image
  • How to stay smokefree for good

Join our free program led by compassionate and trained nurses to give you the best chances at quitting. For more info, call AskSARAH (816) 448-7737, or email us

We understand this is an extremely stressful time. Our program includes educational resources, classes and clinical guidance to help reduce the emotional stress you may be feeling.

After your diagnosis and treatment, you may worry about what’s next. Our program includes medical and wellness summary that guides you through what to expect and next steps.

Cancer specific resources to help you maintain a healthy body composition to be the best you.

If you are interested in learning more about our weight management resources, contact us or check out the upcoming wellness classes.

Breast Cancer Wellness Program

Sarah Cannon HCA Midwest Health has developed the Breast Cancer Wellness Program to take care of you and your loved ones, not just your cancer. Breast Cancer Wellness includes classes and education, nutrition support, rehab and exercise programs, art therapy and more. View our full brochure