The Northwestern Community (university, hospital, faculty foundation, etc.) is extremely comprehensive, and offers so much in the realm of cancer care. We like to think that we’re a one stop shop for anyone dealing with a cancer diagnosis – taking care of patients’ physical, mental, and emotional needs not only while in treatment, but also in survivorship. One of the great services that Northwestern provides is a forum for patients, caregivers, and survivors of breast cancer to meet and discuss treatment options, symptom management, exercise & nutrition and survivorship, in a supportive environment.
The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Town Hall Meeting is a free event that takes place once a year for individuals who are looking for information on moving forward after breast cancer. If you have questions about treatment options, nutrition and physical activity, family history and supportive oncology services, this is a great place for you to come and learn, interact, and take in all the information that you need. This interactive discussion about breakthroughs in breast cancer is a unique opportunity to have any of your cancer-related questions answered by experts at Northwestern’s Lurie Cancer Center. Participants also can visit the extensive range of exhibitors to discover community breast cancer resources, and learn more about local and national organizations providing support. Some panel topics are:
- Nora Hansen, MD – Understanding Breast Cancer Surgery Options
- Virginia Kaklamani, MD, DSc – Cancer Risk & Genetics
- Virginia Nothnagel, MS, RD, LDN – Eating Well & Staying Active
- Timothy Pearman, PhD – Facing Forward: Life after Cancer
The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Town Hall Meeting takes place Sunday, September 30th from 1-4pm CDT, and is a free event open to the public. Learn more and register for the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Town Hall Meeting here.