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EDUCATION

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.

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

Finding Reliable Cancer Information Online

Wednesday, September 11 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
Thanks to the internet we now have access to a vast amount of information at our fingertips, but how do you know if a source is trustworthy? Join us as we explore how to search for reliable and safe information, identify and avoid online scams and find trustworthy online cancer-related resources.

Advances in Treatment for Prostate Cancer

Thursday, September 19 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Huang and Dr. Sea Chen, Rush Copley Medical Center
Presented by doctors with specialties in urology (Dr. Huang) and radiation oncology (Dr. Chen), this program will discuss the importance of screening, diagnosis and advancements in treatment options for prostate cancer. Please bring your questions to ask during the question-and-answer session following their presentation. A light dinner will be provided.

Survivorship Symposium

Saturday, September 21 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Ho Myong, Medical Oncologist, and Dr. Ying Zhang, Radiation Oncologist, Rush Copley Medical Center, Dr. Tochi Okwuosa, Cardio-Oncologist, and Dr. Neelum Aggarwal, Neuro-Cognitive Specialist, Rush University Medical Center
The experience of post-treatment life is a unique aspect of the cancer journey. Join us to help prepare as you transition into this next phase. Participants can expect to learn more about:

  • Survivorship care plans
  • Managing late and long-term side effects
  • Relationships and body image

A question-and-answer session will cover chemo brain, cardiac issues and other late and long-term effects of treatment as well as strategies to address them. A continental breakfast will be provided. Register Online

Exploring Medical Cannabis

Monday, September 30 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Beth Whitley, Patient and Outreach Representative, 3C Compassionate Care Center
Join us for an exciting presentation on the latest information on cannabis in Illinois. We will be discussing research on how cannabis affects cancer, products in the medical cannabis market, what the application process looks like and answer any questions you may have.

Caregiver Retreat

Saturday, October 5 • 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a morning retreat of relaxation and self-care as you explore ways to relieve stress, take care of yourself and connect with other caregivers. Workshops will include journaling, cooking and movement. A continental breakfast will be provided. Call to register as spots are limited.

MONEY TALKS: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Workshop

Wednesday, October 16 • 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.

Breast Cancer Symposium

Saturday, October 19 • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Ho Myong, Medical Oncologist, and Dr. Kaushik Patel, Radiation Oncologist, Rush Copley Medical Center; Dr. Keith Hood, Breast Surgeon, Rush University Medical Center
Learn, connect and share! Hear from leading medical and wellness professionals and connect with others impacted by breast cancer. Whether recently diagnosed, currently in treatment or years beyond, this symposium is for you!  Symposium highlights include:

  • Presentations on Triple Negative Breast Cancer, Hormone
    Positive (ER/PR+) Breast Cancer, breast reconstruction
    and more
  • Time to socialize, connect and share
  • Organizations and local exhibitors with specialized
    products and services
  • Continental breakfast provided

Advances in Treatment for Lung Cancer

Thursday, November 7 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Justin Karush and Dr. Philip Bonomi, Rush University Medical Center
Join Dr. Karush and Dr. Bonomi as they provide an overview of lung cancer screening as well as new therapy and treatment options available. Please bring your questions to ask during the question-and-answer session following their presentation. A light dinner will be provided.

“Hidden Scars” Documentary Film Screening

Monday, November 11 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“Hidden Scars” explores the emotional journey a woman goes through after having a mastectomy. This documentary shares the stories of a diverse group of women discussing their journeys. Some of the topics covered include diagnosis, surgery, body image, intimacy, advice and moving forward. A question and answer session will follow. All are welcome to attend, including health care professionals.

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

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