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 TopicGenetics 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.


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