• http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/sarcoma-networking-group/

    Sarcoma Networking Group

    Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome 

    Individual networking groups give people an opportunity to meet with others experiencing the same type of cancer as well as their caregivers.  The purpose is to exchange information and strategies for making decisions and navigating the cancer experience.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/advanced-in-lung-cancer-treatment/

    Advanced In Lung Cancer Treatment

    Thursday, December 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Surekha Boddipalli, MD
    Viveka Boddipalli, MD, MBA
    Pulmonary Medicine
    DuPage Medial Group
    According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women.  In this presentation, you will learn about advances in screening and treatment for lung cancer, including immunotherapy and target treatment, as well as considerations for living with recovering from treatment.




  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/updates-in-lymphoma/

    Updates in Lymphoma

    Thursday, November 30, 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Parameswaran Venugopal, MD
    Professor of Oncology Chair,
    The Samuel G. Taylor III, MD,
    Professor of Oncology Chair
    Section of Hematology
    Department of Internal Medicine,
    Rush Medical College
    Rush University Medical Center



  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/an-integrative-approach-to-oncology-nutrition-cancer/

    An Integrative Approach to Oncology: Nutrition & Cancer

    Tuesday, December 5 7:00-8:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    In this lecture, Dr. Lakhani will discuss nutrition and its relationship to cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship.  Participants will learn about interactions between cancer, nutrition, genetics, and the microbiome.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-ornament-making/

    Elmhurst – Ornament Making

    Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Cancer Center Infusion Area

    Join the festivities as we craft handmade holiday ornaments.  Make one to bring home and one to decorate the hospital.  All materials provided.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-getting-through-the-stress-of-the-holidays/

    Elmhurst – Getting Through the Stress of the Holidays

    Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


    Registration Required

    Cancer Center Conference Room

    Receiving a cancer diagnosis can have a huge emotional impact on patients, families and caregivers.  Increased feelings of anxiety and depression are common responses to a cancer experience and can be difficult to manage.  Many people experience these feelings even more acutely during the holidays.  Join us as we share effective tips and strategies to identify and cope with these feelings.


  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/elmhurst-caregiving-nutrition-and-cancer/

    Elmhurst – Caregiving, Nutrition and Cancer

    Thursday, November 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Magnolia Room, lower level Arboretum, East Entrance, Green Parking

    Cancer and the side effects of treatment can make maintaining good nutrition a challenge.  As a caregiver, how you prepare meals and what you serve may depend on where your loved one is in their treatment process, and nourishing yourself may feel like an afterthought.  All of this can feel overwhelming.  Please come together with other caregivers during National Caregiver Month to discuss practical ways to manage nutrition without adding strain or tension to your relationship.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/university-of-illinois-chicago-nutrition-connections/

    University of Illinois Chicago – Nutrition Connections

    Wednesdays, November 15, December 20
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    University of Illinois Hospital 1740 West Taylor Street
    Hematology Oncology Clinic

    Hematology Oncology Clinic Waiting Area Drop-ins welcome. For questions, contact Angela Dennison at 630.654.5196 or adennison@wellnesshouse.org

    During cancer treatment, eating can go from a pleasure to a chore. This cooking workshop is designed specifically for people experiencing side effects interfering with overall food intake and will feature recipes to combat eating difficulties and strategies to keep you nourished.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/university-of-illinois-chicago-cancer-connection-group/

    University of Illinois Chicago – Cancer Connection Group

    Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Drop-ins Welcome

    University of Illinois Hospital 1740 West Taylor Street Hematology Oncology Clinic Conference Room

    Drop-ins welcome. For questions, contact Maigenete Mengesha, Ph.D. at 630.654.5111 or mmengesha@wellnesshouse.org

    An opportunity for people with cancer to share their cancer stories, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.

  • http://wellnesshouse.org/Program/berwyn-ornament-making/

    Berwyn – Ornament Making

     Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Registration Required

    Pav YMCA, 2947 Oak Park Avenue All materials provided.

    Join the festivities as we craft handmade holiday ornaments. Make one to bring home and one to decorate the YMCA.