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 that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.