Cancer Support Center to host healthy lifestyles synposium

2013-12-26T00:00:00Z Cancer Support Center to host healthy lifestyles synposiumTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 26, 2013 12:00 am  • 

HOMEWOOD | The Cancer Support Center, at 2028 Elm Road, has partnered with "Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles" to host a symposium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 11 about breast cancer, living a healthy lifestyle with cancer and beyond.

There will be a discussion on healthy lifestyles, other medical and life-threatening illnesses that impact individuals, mobility enhancements and technological advances for the home.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Javad Hekmat-Panah from the University of Chicago Hospital, professor of neuro-surgery, neurology and cancer research, speaking about communications with and on behalf of patients, essentials for informed doctor-patient decision making.

The American Cancer Societies Medical Ambassador Dr. Elisha Robinson will be the special guest speaker advocating breast cancer — cause and effect, dieting, exercise and more, living a healthy lifestyle with cancer and beyond.

Quality Home Health LLC has partnered with The Cancer Support Center to sponsor the overall conference. The owner of Quality Home Health will speak on "Spiritual Guidance for Healthy Living" with health matters.

There will be a registered nurse available for wellness checks and to discuss the need for home health services. The RN will discuss rehabilitation and therapeutic options as required. She will discuss how to reduce or eliminate hospital re-admission and continue to live an independent and healthy life.

A physician liaison and patient care coordinator will be available to assist with questions and managing health care processes and resources.

Refreshments and food provided. The symposium is free for anyone affected by cancer and their caregivers. To register, call (708) 798-9171.

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