MAYWOOD, Ill. - Loyola University Health System is adding a gastroenterology cancer group to its fall 2007 line-up of networking groups. Beginning in September, Loyola will hold free networking groups on five types of cancers: gastroenterology, lung, breast, mouth/head/neck and brain.
Open to the public, patients, caregivers and families, each meeting is free of charge. Refreshments will be provided and parking is free. Registration is not required. Attendees do not have to be Loyola patients.
All programs meet from 6 - 7 p.m. and take place on the Loyola University Medical Center campus, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, Ill., in the Coleman Foundation Image Renewal Center of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.
The networking group schedule is:
GASTROENTEROLOGY Cancer Networking Group, (second Wednesday of the month) Sept. 12, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14. Includes esophageal, stomach, intestinal, colon, rectal, anal, bile duct, gallbladder, pancreatic and liver cancers. For information on the gastroenterology cancer networking group, call (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 73088.
LUNG Cancer Networking Group, (first Tuesday of the month) Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov. 6.
BREAST Cancer Networking Group, (third Thursday of the month) Sept. 20, Oct. 18 and Nov. 15.
For information on the lung and breast cancer networking groups, call (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 72042.
BRAIN Tumor Networking Group, (fourth Wednesday of the month) Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28.
ORAL/HEAD/NECK Cancer Networking Group, Sept. 19 and Nov. 21.
For information on the brain tumor and oral/head/neck cancer networking groups, call (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 72061.
Year-round spa-type services and networking are available at Loyola's Coleman Foundation Image Renewal Center for people who are undergoing treatment for cancer. The first facility of its kind in Illinois, it is designed to help patients revitalize their self-image in a comfortable and relaxing setting. To schedule an appointment at the center, call (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 72277.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola as one of the top 50 hospitals nationwide for Cancer, Geriatrics and Heart & Heart Surgery in the magazine's 2007 annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.