Breast Cancer Support Group
The breast cancer support group is open to breast cancer survivors, their spouses, family, and friends.
The group focuses on recognizing the physical and psychological trauma that results from the loss of a breast; learning how to deal effectively with feelings related to fears, anxiety, loss and acceptance; acknowledging the role of the family in giving and receiving support; providing women with more information in making informed decisions about their treatment; and, providing social activities with family and friends.
Invite breast cancer survivors to come listen or share their story in relaxed environment. Includes refreshments.
It is not necessary to register in advance. For more information call 217-788-3528.
AGENDA - 2020
January 14, 2020 Discussion Topic – Dealing with anxiety, stress and other emotions – Guest speaker Dr. Patricia Fank, SIU Medicine Psychology
February 11, 2020 Mission Ghana – Dr. Karen Hoelzer, Retired Medical Oncologist
March 10, 2020 Discussion Topic – Bone health as it relates to breast cancer – Dr. Casey Younkin, SIU Medicine Obstetrics & Gynecolog
April 14, 2020 Discussion Topic – Healthy lifestyle choices – Dr. Nicole Florence, Memorial Physicians Services & Wendi Schutte, Memorial Weight Loss, Health & Wellness Program
May 12, 2020 Discussion Topic – Genetics and breast cancer – Mary O’Connor, Certified Genetics Counselor – SIU Medicine
June 9, 2020 Feel More Like You Program – Walgreens skin care for cancer patients
July 14, 2020 Project Art – Peggy Means - Location TBA
August 11, 2020 Discussion Topic – Healthy cooking – Dr. Leslie Smith, SIU Medicine – Location TBA
September 8, 2020 Emergency Management at Home – Richard Wiese, EMT-P, Memorial Medical Center
October 13, 2020 Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer Treatment – Dr. Namita Vinayek, Springfield Clinic Oncology
November 10, 2020 Holiday Social
No meeting in December
For more information about Memorial’s Breast Cancer Support Group, please contact Naomi Wands, RN, BSN, OCN, Community Cancer Education Coordinator @ 217-757-7684.
- Time: 5:00 pm
- Location: Memorial Medical Center
- Room: Clarke Conference Room, E-118