Monday, January 21, 2013

Loyola Cancer Support Groups Help Patients Feel More Connected

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center is offering a range of cancer support groups that are helping patients connect with other patients, learn more about their disease and feel less isolated.

Registration is not required and participants need not be Loyola patients. Parking is available and light refreshments are served. All meetings are from 6 to 7 p.m. in Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood..

Brain Tumor Networking Group

Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Laura Morrell, LCSW, (708) 327-2042.

Breast Cancer Networking Group

Meets on the third Thursday of the month. For more information, call Patricia Mumby, PhD, (708) 327-2133.

Gastroenterology Cancer Support Group

Meets on the second Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Jenny Abrams, LSW, (708) 327-2061.

Lung Cancer Networking Group

Meets on the first Tuesday of the month. For more information, call Jenny Abrams, LSW, (708) 327-2061.

Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Networking Group

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month. For more information, call Laura Morrell, LCSW, (708) 327-2042.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 92 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities - that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.