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Cancer Diagnosis & Survivorship

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Look Good Feel Better®

This free program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

To register, call the American Cancer Society at 800.782.7716.

date Monday, September 8, 2014 - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center, Room C
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, October 3, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, October 10, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Look Good Feel Better®

This free program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

To register, call the American Cancer Society at 800.782.7716.

date Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, October 31, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, November 7, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, November 14, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, November 28, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, December 5, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Look Good Feel Better®

This free program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.

To register, call the American Cancer Society at 800.782.7716.

date Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, Health Education Center, Room D
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, December 12, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
fee Free
location Lake Forest Health and Fitness Center of Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Register Online
 

Therapeutic Yoga for Cancer Survivors

Try a type of yoga that uses its principles to relieve stress and promote recovery of injury and illness. Class is free for cancer survivors and space is limited.

For more information, please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441.

date Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
fee Free
location Northwestern Grayslake, Heron Room
Register Online
 

Garment Fitter and Lymphedema Sleeve Provider

Cathy Boll, from Benchmark Atlantic, will meet with you in the Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital to discuss your needs. To schedule an appointment, please call 815.578.0304.

date
fee Free
location Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center
 

Dietitian/Nutrition Services

Dietitian/Nutrition Services for cancer patients are available every Thursday.  Contact Edye Wagner, RD, LDN, CDE, Manager of Clinical Nutrition Services at 847.535.6176.

date
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
 

Wig Boutique

To discuss your specific needs and to schedule an appointment, please contact Kim Mueller of the American Cancer Society Patient Service Center at 630.879.9009 or kim.mueller@cancer.org.

date
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Grayslake
 

Survive Strong

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Rehabilitative Services have partnered with Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center to offer a cancer-related fatigue program, Survive Strong.

Through multiple research studies, evidence shows that low to moderate exercise in oncology patients can reduce and even prevent cancer-related fatigue, reduce side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, improve quality of life and possibly even improve survival rates.

This program is designed for individuals diagnosed with any stage of cancer who are experiencing fatigue or weakness, or are unsure how to initiate exercise. It is appropriate for anyone currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or who has completed cancer treatment within the past year.

A physician's referral is required and scholarships are available for program participants.
 

The Survive Strong program at Lake Forest Health & Fitness Center runs for eight weeks and consists of two weekly exercise sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
 

The Survive Strong program at Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Center runs for eight weeks and consists of two weekly exercise sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

date Ongoing eight-week program
fee Scholarships are available. Contact Anthony Simone at asimone@lfh.org or 847.535.7140 for program cost.
location Lake Forest and Lindenhurst Health & Fitness Centers
 

Free Colorectal Screening Kits

Beginning March 1 to launch Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Grayslake are providing free colorectal screening kits for community members.

Patients can pick up screening kits at the registration desk inside Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital’s Main Entrance or at the Northwestern Grayslake Cancer Center.

Nurses will be available daily between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to answer questions about the kits and general colorectal screening guidelines. Please call 847.535.6186 to speak with a nurse. Screening kits will be available through the end of the year.

Among cancers that affect women and men, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. In the United States in 2010, 132,000 people were diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 50,000 died from it. More than 90 percent of colorectal cancer cases occur in people 50 years or older.

For those 50 years or older, taking a screening test for colorectal cancer could save their lives because the test screens for markers that indicate precancerous polyps that can be removed they turn into cancer. Screening can also detect the cancer early when treatment often leads to a cure.

For more information about colorectal cancer or for questions about the screening kits, please call Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital at 847.535.6186 or Northwestern Grayslake at 847.535.7400.

date March 1 to December 31, 2014
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwestern Grayslake
 

Making Connections: Looking for Cancer Support Group Members

Do you have cancer? Are you looking to connect with others who do as well? We are planning groups and activities and would like to include you. Please let us know if you are interested in meeting with others and sharing your experience.

Please call Noelle Mauer, LCSW at 847.535.7441 for more information.

date Ongoing
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
 

Lung Cancer Screening Program

Early detection of lung cancer is vital for effective treatment. You may be eligible for a free low-dose CT scan if you have an increased risk for developing lung cancer and meet eligibility criteria. Please call 847.535.7442 to ask questions and speak to our lung navigator.

date Ongoing
fee Free
location Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
 
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