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Information & Education programs focus on the practical, from what to expect from treatment to how to balance practical concerns such as finances, working, health insurance as well as the emotional side of the disease.

Exploring Medicare and Social Security Disability Options After a Cancer Diagnosis

Tuesday, June 18 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Omar Ramos
Cancer of any type, grade, and stage can be disabling. The physical and psychological effects of the disease, in addition to the side effects of treatments, frequently make it difficult to work while in treatment. Federal and state benefit programs offer help to meet health care and income needs.Join us as we review these programs and discover their benefits. Register Online

Simply Green Home: Bathroom & Personal Products

Wednesday, June 19 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
We will discuss different safe commercial brands for cleaners and personal care products, homemade bathroom cleaner recipes,and have an opportunity to make your own cleaning product to try at home. Register Online

Benefits of Exercise for Cancer Survivors

Monday, July 15 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
Join us as we discuss the physical and mental benefits of exercise for cancer survivors. Learn how to ease yourself into physical activity and exercises that you could do to stay healthy. Register Online

Bone Health for Breast Cancer

Thursday, July 18 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Jan Smith, BSN, RN, ONC, Rush Copley Medical Center
Breast cancer treatments can sometimes increase the risk for bone loss. Join us to learn more about this topic and how to keep your bones strong and healthy. Bring your questions for the Q&A portion! Register Online

Getting Financially Organized

Wednesday, July 24 • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Omar Ramos
You’re invited to set up an easy-to-use system for managing the “paper trail” of your cancer journey. This system can help reduce your feelings of stress by keeping your papers and bills organized so that you don’t lose track of unpaid bills. Utilizing this system will also simplify locating documents at tax time, if you plan to take deductions for cancer-related expenses. Register Online

Managing Health Anxiety

Tuesday, July 30 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Jill Setork Hogan, MS, LCPC
After a cancer diagnosis, many people find themselves focusing on signs and symptoms from their bodies in ways they may not have before. At times, it can be stressful to decide how to manage this. In this condensed discussion group, we will talk about why this occurs and techniques and strategies that can be helpful in navigating this experience. Topics to be explored include brain science, mindfulness, resiliency training and tolerating uncertainty. Caregivers may find it beneficial to attend with their loved one. Register Online

Managing Cancer-Related Peripheral Neuropathy

Tuesday, August 6 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Lou Velasco, PT, Rush Copley Medical Center
Join us for a discussion on symptoms of cancer-related peripheral neuropathy, how it affects balance, daily activities and functional mobility. Lou will share strategies on how to avoid or prevent worsening of symptoms as well as neuropathy management. Register Online

Advances in Treatments for Blood Cancers

Thursday, August 15 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Parameswaran Venugopal and Dr. Melissa Larson, Rush University Medical Center
Join Dr. Venugopal and Dr. Larson as they provide an overview of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Leukemia, as well as new therapy and treatment options available. Please bring your questions to ask during the Q&A session following their presentation. A light dinner will be provided. Register Online

Living with Uncertainty: Coping with the Fear of Recurrence

Tuesday, August 20 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Anxiety about recurrence is a common experience among those who have completed cancer treatment. Often, this anxiety can be overwhelming. The focus of this presentation will be on concrete strategies to help manage these fears. Register Online

For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280 unless otherwise noted.

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