Support and Networking groups are an integral part of the Cancer Wellness Center. They provide those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones opportunities to share, learn and gain support from others who are going through similar experiences. Current research indicates that regular attendance in a group can improve quality of life.
Support groups provide patients, survivors and their loved ones with peer support to help cope with the emotional and life changes following a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s professional clinical team facilitates these therapeutic groups:
To be in enrolled in a support group at the Cancer Wellness Center, please call 847.509.9595 to complete a brief intake interview.
These monthly discussion groups provide an opportunity for patients and family members to share information with others living with similar diagnoses. The focus of these groups is peer-to-peer sharing related to the physical aspects of living with the diagnosis. These groups are professionally facilitated and meet monthly on a drop-in basis. No registration is required.
Weight gain is an often overlooked result of cancer treatment. In weekly meetings, group members will be guided by a licensed clinical therapist, and a registered dietitian who is a board certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Regular exercise demonstrations will reinforce the physical activity component of weight loss. This program is open to anyone who has completed treatment within the last two years. Participants must commit to attend the program for six months. Call (847) 509-9595 to learn more about this program and complete a brief intake interview