Supportive Oncology and Rehabilitation Services

The Saint Luke’s Supportive Oncology and Rehabilitation Services team helps you manage the physical difficulties you may experience and provide emotional and spiritual support for the complex reactions that accompany a cancer diagnosis. We acknowledge that the distress of a life-altering illness is diverse and personal, so we tailor interventions and support for you and your family’s needs. Our services are available to all Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute patients.

Our team includes:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Genetic counselors
  • Patient navigators
  • Spiritual health professionals
  • Dietitians
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech/language therapists
  • Licensed cosmetologist

We offer multiple programs for patients and families, from support groups and exercise programs to educational sessions. Many of our services are complimentary for Saint Luke’s cancer patients. Please visit our classes directory for more information.


Supportive Oncology and Rehabilitation Services are available to all Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute patients. Call 816-932-4576 to speak to a member of our team.


Gilda’s Club of Kansas City

We are proud to partner with Gilda’s Club Kansas City to offer a range of monthly support groups and educational programming.

Look Good…Feel Better® classes

A free, two-hour workshop where volunteer professionals teach cancer patients beauty tips

Massage therapy

Massages are performed by licensed massage therapists in a private and relaxing environment. Appointments are required. Call 816-932-4576.

Nutrition counseling

Registered dietitians discuss general nutritional counseling during treatment and recovery, assess treatment-related nutritional deficits, and use diet as a way to decrease risk of cancer recurrence or the development of new cancer. Call 816-932-4576.

Nutrition for Cancer Survivorship

A 90-minute course that focuses on the foundation of a diet for cancer prevention.

Survivor-cize classes

Classes feature low-impact aerobic exercise, resistance training with functional movement in mind, balance stability exercises, and gentle yoga stretching.


Yoga has been shown to help restore joint range of motion and lower fatigue and tension caused by chemotherapy and radiation.

Please visit our classes directory for more information.

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Apr. 26, 2018
The ASCO Post: Distress Screening: ‘Underestimated and Overlooked’ by Cancer Specialists
Dr. Geske talks about how Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute and The Koontz Center for Advanced Breast Cancer has integrated the "distress thermometer" into the patients visits and file to help guide patients to more timely supportive oncology and rehabilitative services.