Sarcoma Networking Group
Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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.
Advanced In Lung Cancer Treatment
Thursday, December 14, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Surekha Boddipalli, MD
Viveka Boddipalli, MD, MBA
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.
Updates in Lymphoma
Thursday, November 30, 7:00 -8:30 p.m.
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
An Integrative Approach to Oncology: Nutrition & Cancer
Tuesday, December 5 7:00-8:30 p.m.
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.
Elmhurst – Ornament Making
Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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.
Elmhurst – Getting Through the Stress of the Holidays
Wednesday, November 15, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED
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.
Elmhurst – Caregiving, Nutrition and Cancer
Thursday, November 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
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.
University of Illinois Chicago – Nutrition Connections
Wednesdays, November 15, December 20
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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 email@example.com
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.
University of Illinois Chicago – Cancer Connection Group
Wednesday, December 6, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
An opportunity for people with cancer to share their cancer stories, connect with others in similar circumstances and improve their coping skills.
Berwyn – Ornament Making
Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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.