The program, called Beyond Cancer, will be offered on five successive Monday evenings beginning Monday, January 23. Each session will be held between 5 pm and 6:30 pm in the auditorium of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, 2160 S. First. Ave., Maywood.
The program is an example of how Loyola Medicine treats patients body and soul. It's open to any cancer survivor who has completed chemotherapy and/or radiation between the past three months and past two years.
Experts on psychology, nutrition, fitness and social and emotional support will discuss techniques, personalized plans and tools to help survivors manage stress, practice self-care and enjoy life.
These are the dates and topics of the Monday sessions:
- January 23: Introduction to Survivorship: What Now?
- January 30: Exercise and Movement
- February 6: Social, Emotional and Practical Aspects of Survivorship
- February 13: Nutrition
- February 20: Medical Concerns After Treatment
Wellness House, based in Hinsdale, Illinois, envisions a community where all people affected by cancer thrive. Offered at no cost, and as a complement to medical treatment, its programs educate, support and empower participants so they will improve their physical and emotional well-being.