Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tues-Thu: 9am - 7pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Wildwood Presbyterian Church
18630 W. Old Gages Lake Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tuesday: 3pm - 7pm
The Cancer Wellness Center offers a variety of physician lectures and education & special events throughout the year. A new calendar of events is available every quarter.
Our Northbrook location is
ALL PROGRAMS REQUIRE REGISTRATION.
Registration may be made on-line.
Presenter: Amanda Platner, MA
In this program you will learn more about research on cognitive deficits as a result of chemotherapy. Tips, tools, skills, and resources for survivors, caregivers, and loved ones will be presented, including how to talk to your doctor, how to return to work despite cognitive challenges, and what you and your friends and family can do to reduce these effects.
Presenter: Arica Hirsch, MD, Medical Director of Radiation Oncology and of Illinois Cyberknife at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
This program will explain the technology and biologic principles relevant to Cyberknife stereotactic radio surgery in the treatment of primary lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, benign brain tumors, and metastasis to brain, spine, lung and lymph nodes. Specific case examples will be provided.
Presenter: Zoe Rose Wolf, RYT, CYT
Spring is the time to cultivate your inner garden. Weed out anxiety and fear and plant the seeds of happiness and compassion with this yoga and meditation workshop. This program will have discussion, yoga and guided meditation and is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Please wear comfortable clothes.
Performance by Members of ComedySportz Chicago Ensemble
Join us for an evening of high-energy fun! It’s a hilarious 90-minute improv comedy show in which two teams create comedy scenes, songs and games right on the spot based on your suggestions. You choose the winner and the show is never the same twice! It’s clean, smart comedy for all ages! Cancer survivors and their families welcome!
Presenter: Donna Kobayashi, MA, Director, Shin-Ka LLC
Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings as taught in the traditional Japanese culture. Learn how aspects of Ikebana, Japanese flower arranging, support the practice and philosophy of well-being. This class will be held at the Cancer Wellness Center and the Summer Japanese Garden Meditation will return to the Botanic Garden.
Presenter: Brittany Trauthwein, MA
In this workshop participants will explore some of the ways bereaved individuals can maintain their connection with a deceased loved one. As a group, participants will discuss how these connections can be continued through the creation of a Memory Box. This workshop is not limited to cancer bereavement. Please bring any photos or memorabilia you would like to include on your box. The box and other necessary supplies will be provided. This class is not a series. Each date may be registered for separately.
Learn to overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Workshop includes instruction in skin care and makeup application; a free makeup tool kit filled with cosmetics; and practical tips and instruction on wigs, head coverings and nail care. Program is co-sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association.Space is limited, so register early. First time participants only.
Presenter: NorthShore University HealthSystem Lymphedema Center Staff
Lymphedema is an abnormal accumulation of lymph in the arm or leg tissues, caused by the failure of the lymph system to transport lymph fluid. The condition presents as limb swelling. Lymphedema can develop after a surgical procedure, such as mastectomy or pelvic surgery. Radiation therapy to lymph node areas may also cause or increase lymphedema. This program will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system, the concept of lymphatic transport, lymphedema treatment strategies, and lymphedema risk reduction practices.
Presenters: Nancy Bishop and Mary Kay Perrenot, Reference Librarians, Northbrook Public Library
Upon receiving a cancer diagnosis, often we turn to the Internet to try and find information. It can be difficult to know how to find trustworthy information from reliable sites. Join us for a program that will give you skills to use when searching the Internet for medical information.
Presenters: Jordan Frishman, MD, Medical Director, and Deborah Calvaresi, RN, WCC, Clinical Manager at Presence Holy Family Medical Center
Many patients experience significant side effects as a result of radiation treatments. This program will introduce participants to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and how it may prevent and heal side effects.
Presenter: Giovanni Gomez, Regional Coordinator for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace
Insurance concerns can add to the stress of dealing with a cancer diagnosis. For many years, cancer patients and survivors could be denied healthcare coverage because of pre-existing conditions, often had to pay more than they could afford for the care they needed, or were surprised to learn that their healthcare didn’t cover the costs of cancer screenings, treatments, or follow-up care. If you have had the above concerns, or have been concerned about losing your health coverage or hitting your healthcare limits, come learn about the protections that the Affordable Care Act includes for cancer patients and their families. A question and answer session will follow the presentation. If registered for the class, please email any specific healthcare questions that you would like addressed to email@example.com.
RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY DATE!
Presenters: Carol A. Rosenberg, MD, FACP, Director, Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Jeffrey Albaugh, PhD, APRN, CUCNS, Director, William D. and Pamela Hutul Ross Clinic for Sexual Health, NorthShore University HealthSystem; Deborah Kronenberger, MA, LCPC, Wellness Program Coordinator, Cancer Wellness Center; Kim Matthews, MA, LCPC, Support Programs Coordinator, Cancer Wellness Center; Linda Sizemore, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The LIFE Program and the Cancer Wellness Center join hands for an “Evening of Survivorship.” The evening will include lectures, interactive discussions and demonstrations. Following a presentation by keynote speaker Dr. Carol Rosenberg, participants will be able to attend two of the following breakout sessions:
A light meal and dessert will be served thanks to a generous donation from Whole Foods Northbrook.
Presenter: Katie Salyer, PsyD
This class will provide helpful tips and tools for adjusting to the demands of a new diagnosis while getting the most out of your medical appointments.
Presenter: Melissa L. Johnson, MD, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology at Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University
Join Dr. Melissa Johnson, thoracic oncologist in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center and founding member of the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute as she discusses the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancers. She’ll explain the genetic causes of lung cancer that affect non-smokers and light smokers as well as the novel treatment options available for these patients. Dr. Johnson will also discuss the personalized approach used at Northwestern to identify and treat patients based on the individual tumor characteristics.
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