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2013


Do you have questions about cancer? Attend Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Community HealthBeat Lecture Series

Downers Grove- It seems that new recommendations for the prevention, screening and treatment of cancer are in the news every day.  It can be difficult to keep all the information straight. This fall, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital physicians will be sharing the latest information related to cancer during the Community HealthBeat Lecture Series. 

Lecture topics include: lung cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, and more.   

Lung Cancer: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Presented by Dr. Arpi Thukral, radiation oncologist

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, August 22

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Lung cancer is a leading form of cancer death in the United States. Learn about the top contributors to lung cancer, who is at risk, as well as the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s physical therapy team will provide information regarding oncology rehabilitation.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C33.

 

Non-invasive Robotic Surgery for the Treatment of Gynecological Cancers

Presented by Dr. M. Patrick Lowe, gynecologic oncologist

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, August 29

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Join a nationally recognized expert in robotic surgery for a discussion on how gynecological cancer surgeries can potentially be performed with a minimal invasive surgical approach using the da Vinci Surgical System®. This system allows physicians to have greater precision and control allowing a quicker recovery for patients.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C34.

 

Basics of Bladder Cancer

Presented by Dr. Bejan J. Fakouri, urologist

6:30-8 pm, Tuesday, September 10

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

While bladder cancer typically affects older adults, it can occur at any age. Learn about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s physical therapy team will also provide information on pelvic floor health and care.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C35.

 

State of the Art Radiation Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Presented by Dr. Michael Stutz, radiation oncologist

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, September 12

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

With numerous treatment options available for prostate cancer, choosing the best treatment option can be confusing.  Learn about the safe, effective radiation techniques to treat prostate cancer that offer minimal side effects. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s physical therapy team will also discuss oncology rehabilitation.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C36.

 

The Ins and Outs of Colon and Upper Gastrointestinal Cancers

Presented by Dr. Katy Hsiao Goldsborough, hematologist/oncologist

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, September 19

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Colon cancer is a major cause of cancer deaths in the United States, affecting both men and women equally.  Join in a discussion on the risk factors including family history and the importance of screening for these cancers.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C37.

 

Pap Smears & Cervical Cancer: When Was Your Last Test?

Presented by Dr. Ramya Narayanan, obstetrician and gynecologist

6:30-8 pm, Tuesday, September 24

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Red & Black Oak Rooms, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

The Pap test, which screens for cervical cancer, is one of the most reliable and effective cancer screening tests available. Learn how the cervix can be monitored as well as how physicians identify women who are at high risk for developing cervical cancer. Strategies for cervical health and maintenance will be highlighted and addressed.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C38.

 

Hereditary Cancer Syndromes

Presented by Dr. Yvonne Collins, gynecologic oncologist

6:30-8 pm, Thursday, September 26

Good Samaritan Health & Wellness Center, Rm A/B, 3551 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Learn about the available preventative care and screening methods for breast and ovarian cancer. Attendees will have a better understanding of the genetic risks for breast and ovarian cancers and as well as strategies to decrease the risk of both.

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C39.

 

Breast Cancer: Therapies and Future Trends

Presented by Dr. Gale England, surgeon

6:30-8 pm, Tuesday, October 1

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Red & Black Oak Rooms, 3815 Highland Ave., Downers Grove

Breast cancer treatment options can be complex. Learn the current therapies and future trends for treating breast cancer, new methods for diagnosis and ways to determine the best chemotherapy.  England will also explain changes in surgical treatments and radiation therapies. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s physical therapy team will share information regarding oncology/lymphedema rehabilitation.   

To register visit www.advocatehealth.com/gsam and click on “I need a class or support group” or call 1.800.3.ADVOCATE (1.800.323.8622) and mention the class code 4C40.

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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is committed to providing excellent care and a high level of service. Over the past 35 years, it has evolved into a recognized leader in health care. Deemed one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics four of the past five years, Good Samaritan Hospital is the only health care organization in the nation to earn the prestigious 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center and a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital is noted for cancer care, women and children’s services and surgical services and has received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® designation, the highest honor and level of recognition awarded to nursing excellence in national and international health care. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.


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