Cancer Care

About Amy Shaw, MD

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.

For more information about Dr. Shaw, click here.

About Traci Stockton, CBCMA-C

Traci Stockton is the Coordinator of Cancer Survivorship Care. She has been part of the healthcare field for over 25 years. Traci has worked in multiple specialty settings within the healthcare system ranging from intensive care, emergency, urgent care, and oncology. She has also worked as a certified E.M.T. for Advanced Life Support ambulance. As she worked with Dr. Amy Shaw in a previous position it was clear that they work extraordinarily well as a team and together they came to St. Joseph Health to be an integral part of the Regional Cancer Care team.

Traci is Clinically California Board Certified. In addition to her attributes to the Cancer Survivorship Program at St. Joseph Regional Cancer Care Center, she also enjoys teaching first aid, CPR and participating in disaster preparedness. Traci thrives in a learning and supportive environment and says it is easy to find that here.

About Marlene Lennon, NP

Once a patient, Marlene now guides others through their breast cancer treatment; and while she is open to sharing her personal journey through breast cancer, her focus is always to help educate, guide, and support others. With a combined 30+ years of nursing expertise, including 7 years working with surgeons at our Breast Center, Marlene now joins Dr. Shaw and Traci in the Primary Care Oncology and Survivorship Program.

As a Nurse Practitioner at St Joseph Health Regional Cancer Care, Marlene meets with patients when they are newly diagnosed with breast cancer and educates them about their diagnosis, explaining their pathology report. She also discusses the possible treatment options and the expected sequence of care. Following the consult with one of the breast surgeons they will return to meet with her for instructions before the operation. It is her mission to help answer questions and allay their fears.

In addition to her work as a Nurse Practitioner, she leads the Rebuild & Renew program. Rebuild & Renew is a 11-week program designed for healthy lifestyle choices after cancer and is an integral part of the Survivorship Care Program. For more information about Marlene, click here.

About Sharon Doughty, CN-BA

Sharon works as the care management coordinator and certified patient navigator at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer care for the Breast Center and Survivorship Care. She works alongside the Breast Surgeons, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Genetics Nurse Practitioner, Breast surgery and Survivorship Nurse Practitioner, and Medical Assistants. Sharon works directly with the Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Navigator as they see new patients. Additionally, Sharon provides non-clinical support as she helps coordinate each person’s care by reviewing with each patient their personal St. Joseph Cancer Care Breast Binder and the support resources available to the community. She strives to be a bridge between the team and the patients, providing support and resources to ease the patient’s very personal walk down this new, often overwhelming and frightening path.

In addition to her work as a patient navigator and care coordinator, she has facilitated the establishment of new, integrative, health support programs at St. Joseph Health that are open to the whole community. These programs complement our mission to treat the whole person; mind, body and spirit.

  • Art From the Heart is an art therapy program that was modeled after UCSF’s Art For Recovery program that Sharon attended as a patient.
  • Gentle Yoga is a yoga class for cancer patients. This group lends itself to a time of meditation, information sharing, gentle movement and deep relaxation.
  • Living Well With Cancer is a combination support group/gentle yoga class for patients living with stage IV/metastatic disease.
  • Survivorship Speaker Series is a monthly program that invites providers to speak on various topics relevant to cancer.

For more information on these Support Services, click here.

What We Do:

  • The goal of the team at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer and Survivorship Care is to walk with each patient on their personal journey through this difficult time from the moment of diagnosis, taking care of the whole person, mind, body, and spirit throughout the entire cancer process.
  • There is a deep commitment to creating a partnership with every patient and the establishment of a shared decision making process to treatment options.
  • St. Joseph Health facilitates a variety of support services because it sees great value for the patients in the coordination of integrative programs and events that bring the community together. Patients have proven this as they express the team’s goal, Together We Are Stronger.
  • It is the team’s mission at St. Joseph Health Regional Cancer and Survivorship Care to bridge the gap between the primary care physicians and medical oncologists.

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