Cancer Survivorship Program

At St. Joseph Health Medical Group, we understand that your cancer survivorship begins at the time of your diagnosis. We also understand that although cancer treatments can be life-saving, these same treatments may also have a significant impact on your physical and mental well-being. That is why the goals of our Cancer Survivorship Program are to help you focus on staying well during your treatment and to help you restore your health after treatment is completed.

At St Joseph Regional Cancer Care, patients may be referred to the Cancer Survivorship program early in their treatment or near the end of their treatment in order to support the long term goals of survivorship care which include:

  • A long-term cancer screening plan to help monitor for possible recurrence
  • A review of your recent medical history and a physical examination to identify and help manage side effects of your cancer and its treatment
  • Coordination of care between your cancer specialists and your personal Primary Care Physician, including treatment recommendations related to:
    • Long-term complications of your cancer treatments (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal medications)
    • Non-hormonal treatments for women with menopausal symptoms
  • Information and referrals related to:
    • Cancer screening examinations and tests
    • Emotional and psychosocial impacts of your cancer treatment
    • Support for living a healthy lifestyle to reduce your cancer risk, including smoking cessation, diet and exercise
    • Community resources, including integrative and complementary services to help with cancer recovery

For more information on the Program, please call (707) 525-6623.

To be referred to the Cancer Survivorship Program, please contact your Cancer Specialist or Primary Care Physician.

Our Providers

Our Provider

Amy Shaw, MD
Amy Shaw, MD
Oncology - Medical, Survivorship
City:  Santa Rosa
5 out of 5

Meet Amy Shaw, MD

Amy Shaw, MD is the medical oncologist and expert in cancer survivorship at St. Joseph Health Medical Group. In her variety of roles as a physician, medical leader, and patient advocate, Dr. Shaw developed a special interest and expertise in the supportive care of patients who are being treated for cancer and patients who continue to experience long-term complications after the completion of cancer therapies. Her perspective as a Family Physician has allowed her to understand that cancer, more than almost any other disease, presents unique challenges to the patient, her family, and the community as a whole. She decided to leave the field of primary care medicine in 2011 and became the Medical Director of the Cancer Survivorship Program with the Redwood Regional Medical Group, now St. Joseph Regional Cancer Care.

Dr. Shaw is a nationally recognized expert in cancer survivorship and speaker on subjects such as the important role of primary care in cancer survival, treatment of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors and the ongoing need for treating the lasting effects of cancer therapies after cancer treatments have ended.

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