Hospital partners with Cancer Support Centers

2013-02-17T17:30:00Z 2013-02-17T17:33:06Z Hospital partners with Cancer Support CentersFor The Times nwitimes.com
February 17, 2013 5:30 pm  • 

HAZEL CREST | Advocate South Suburban Hospital is partnering with the Cancer Support Center and the American Cancer Society to bring area cancer patients support and advice.

“The benefit for cancer patients receiving support and meeting with others who are going through the same experience is a complement to any medical treatment provided,” said Dr. Jayant Ginde, radiation oncologist at Advocate South Suburban Hospital.

The Cancer Support Center, with locations in Mokena and Homewood, has begun to offer classes at Advocate South Suburban. The programs are offered at no cost to people affected by cancer and their caregivers.

Nutrition Q & A: Exploring What We Eat, is an ongoing weekly program that provides a discussion on how to eat a research-based cancer-fighting diet. Topics ranging from dietary tips to favorite recipes will be discussed. Connecting with Your Creativity is an art therapy program focused on self-discovery and self-care following the diagnosis of cancer. Different techniques using collage and pastels will be used in this program.

To register for any of the Cancer Support Center programs at Advocate South Suburban, call (708) 798-9171.

“Look Good ... Feel Better” is a public service program created to help women cope with the appearance related changes of cancer treatment. Offered at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, through collaboration with the American Cancer Society, the program is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life for women undergoing cancer treatment. Advice on makeup application, skin care, nail care and options related to hair loss are discussed during this two-hour class held four times a year at the hospital. The program is free, and a free makeup kit is also provided. To find when the next “Look Good ... Feel Better” program will be offered, call (800) 3-ADVOCATE or visit www.advocatehealth.com/ssub.

“Advocate South Suburban Hospital through its partnerships with reputable organization’s such as the Cancer Support Center and the American Cancer Society adds on the emotional and educational treatment that every cancer patient needs to get a full spectrum of care; mind, body, and soul,” Ginde said.

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