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
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
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
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
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.