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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.

Top Doc Lectures

How to Live Pain Free: Understanding Pain Management

Wednesday, April 24 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Kuljit Kapur, Medical Director, Apex Hospice
Join Dr. Kuljit Kapur as she discusses different types of pain, understanding levels of pain, approaches to pain management and treatment options available. Register Online

Lifestyle Medicine

Thursday, April 25 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Dr. Steven Lome, Cardiologist, Rush Copley Medical Center
Join Dr. Steven Lome as he discusses evidence-based concepts to help you reduce your risk of recurrence, sustain a healthy weight and prevent the development of other chronic diseases through a plant-based diet. A light dinner will be provided. Register Online

Advances in Gynecological Cancer Treatment

Thursday, May 2 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Andras Ladanyi, Rush Copley Medical Center
Join us for a presentation with Dr. Andras Ladanyi as he discusses special topics related to advances in gynecological cancer treatment. A Q&A session will follow. A light dinner will be provided. Sponsored by Myriad. Register Online

Freedom from Smoking®

April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Terri Horton, Rush Copley Medical Center
Freedom from Smoking® is a seven-week workshop sponsored by the American Lung Association designed to provide support and skills needed to quit smoking. Sessions are led by an experienced facilitator who understands the unique challenges of quitting. The cost of the program is $20, which is refundable upon successful completion of the program. To register, call 630-978-6700 or sign up online.

Finding Reliable Cancer Information Online

Wednesday, April 3 • 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 your 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. Register Online

Simply Green Home

Join us for an interactive series on learning how to reduce your exposure to potentially harmful chemicals and make your home more “green.” Attendance to all is not required.

Simply Green Home: Kitchen and Laundry

Wednesday, April 10 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
We will discuss the benefits of homemade cleaners, different safe commercial brands, and have an opportunity to make your own cleaning product to try at home. Register Online

Simply Green Home: Nursery and Play Room

Wednesday, May 22 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Michelle Zepeda, MPH
We will discuss the importance of and how to reduce chemical exposure to babies and children, different safe, baby-friendly commercial brands, and have an opportunity to make your safe baby-friendly product to try at home. 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

Medical Cannabis and Cancer

Wednesday, April 17 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Rick Niksic, Education and Outreach Volunteer, Green House
Learn more about what medical cannabis is, potential benefits for cancer patients, safety recommendations, eligibility and requirements as well as dispensary information. Register Online

Money Talks

Managing Financial Toxicity and the Cost of Cancer Care Treatment

Tuesday, April 16 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Omar Ramos
Having high costs related to cancer care not covered by health insurance or lacking health insurance can cause financial problems, impair quality of life and may prevent adherence to recommended treatments. Together we will engage in conversations about financial stressors and identify resources to help. Register Online

Understanding and Evaluating Health Insurance Options to Financially Manage a Cancer Diagnosis

Tuesday, May 21 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Omar Ramos
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and are undergoing treatment, you may find that you are no longer able to work and earn a living the same way that you were before your diagnosis. It can be overwhelming to navigate how to get or maintain health insurance coverage if you must stop working due to a cancer diagnosis. Learn about your options as we review health insurance decisions regarding COBRA and State Health Insurance Marketplaces. Register Online

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

Lymphedema Management

Wednesday, April 24 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Julienne Kwait, MPT, CLT, Rush Copley Medical Center
Learn about the causes, effects, and prevention of lymphedema. Julie will explain the treatments that are available and how to return to exercise safely. Register Online

Strategies for Getting What You Need

Wednesday, May 1 • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Kelly Huggins, MSW, LCSW
Are you struggling with getting your needs met from your loved ones, co-workers, family or friends? Come learn useful strategies to improve your communication style to make sure your voice is heard. Register Online

Chemo Brain: It’s Not All in Your Head!

Wednesday, May 8 • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Elizabeth Miller, M.A. CCC-SLP, Rush Copley Medical Center
Find out how chemotherapy can affect attention, memory and concentration during and after treatment. Elizabeth will provide practical tips and resources on how to cope with chemo brain. Register Online

Survivors Rock! Survivor Day Celebration

Sunday, June 2 • 9 a.m. to Noon
Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Join us for a rockin’ good time as we celebrate our cancer survivors. We will have a rotation of group exercise classes, cooking demonstrations, organic gardening, and more! Register Today

Estate Planning 101

Tuesday, June 4 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
W. David Weiner, President Weiner Insurance
This workshop will share with you the importance of making sure your family and loved ones are protected with the proper legal documents. Plan on attending so you can learn the ABCs of a will and importance of legal planning. Do the proper planning now so you can avoid any hassles later. Register Online

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

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