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Please see below for frequently asked questions about the Cancer Wellness Center. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 847.509.9595.

Do I need to register for programs and classes at the Cancer Wellness Center?

Yes, all programs and classes require online registration. If you have any questions on registration, call 847.509.9595 or use the “Ask a Question” form on the website.

How can I learn more about the programs and services at the Cancer Wellness Center?

Call the Cancer Wellness Center at 847.509.9595 during regular business hours to learn about the programs and services we offer at our locations. If you would like to meet with a clinician to learn more about the Center or would like to receive a tour, please call the same number to set up a meeting with a staff member.

What kind of services does the Cancer Wellness Center provide?

The Cancer Wellness Center provides education, supportive care and wellness programs in the form of featured programs and events; educational programs and workshops; wellness activities for mind, body and spirit; cancer-specific networking groups; support groups; and individual, couple and family counseling. The Center does not provide medical treatment, medical advice or physician referrals.

Who can participate in the Cancer Wellness Center’s programming?

Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. This includes anyone diagnosed with cancer, significant others, family members and friends of a cancer survivor. Our programs and services are designed and intended for those who are newly diagnosed, near post-treatment or within five years of finishing treatment.

How much do the services cost at the Cancer Wellness Center?

Nothing. All programs and services are offered to anyone impacted by the cancer experience at no charge.

How do I get counseling services or join a support group at the Cancer Wellness Center?

Call the main Center number at 847.509.9595 during regular business hours. You will be connected with a member of our team who will help you with your needs and gather all of the necessary information to get you connected to services.

What is the difference between a cancer networking group and a support group?

A networking group provides an opportunity to share practical information with other survivors and family members living with a similar diagnosis. No registration is required for these groups, where the focus is on the physical aspects of a cancer diagnosis (i.e., treatments, symptoms and side effects). A support group is a committed group that focuses on the life-altering impact of a cancer diagnosis. There are separate groups for people with a cancer diagnosis and their significant others. For more information about joining a Support Group, please contact the Center at 847.509.9595.

Can I drop in to one of the support groups?

Unfortunately, no. Support groups are committed groups and require prior registration through contact with the group facilitator. Interested participants should contact the Center at 847.509.9595 for more information about joining a support group.

Are there programs for children?

Yes. We offer child, adolescent, young-adult and family counseling as well as special monthly programs for these age groups. In addition, the Cancer Wellness Center offers a support group for young-adult cancer survivors. Call 847-509-9595 to get more information on any of these programs.

How can I give back to the Center?

The Cancer Wellness Center receives operating support through the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and businesses. Individuals can donate through general donations, tributes, memorials, endowments, bequests and stock gifts. Please contact Nancy Bulzoni at 847.509.9595 for more information.

Are there other centers like the Cancer Wellness Center around the country?

Yes. You can access information on other support centers in the Chicago area by visiting the “Resources” page.

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