The Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Cancer Survivorship Center is the first stand alone hospital affiliated survivorship center in Illinois. The Center provides comprehensive, holistic support for patients as well as their family members and caregivers by providing support and resources. These include:
- Offering evidence-based patient centered care
- Providing assistance in achieving a healthier lifestyle
- Empowering patients and aiding them in navigating the healthcare system
- Supporting the patient and healthcare provider relationship Cancer Survivorship Center
The programs and classes offered are designed to focus on the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of patients, family members and caregivers. The Center offers classes and support groups helping our patients to live life beyond cancer.
Gentle and Restorative Yoga for Cancer Patients/Survivors (Class Code 8C49)
A yoga classes which helps individuals open the body with gentle breathing and some restorative yoga postures. The class is appropriate for all levels of fitness. Postures can be modified for those to take the class from a chair. This class is for cancer patients and survivors.
Exercise for Cancer (Class Code 8C47)
An exercise class to improve strength, stamina and flexibility. All levels of fitness welcome. This class is for cancer patients and survivors.
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Patients/Survivors (Class Code JC8C46)
A yoga class focusing on balance, flexibility and strengthening through gentle yoga postures. Practice is appropriate for all levels of fitness and can be done in a chair if needed. This class is for cancer patients and survivors.
Classes and programs
Stress Reduction for Cancer Patients/Survivors (Class Code 8C48)
This class will teach practical stress reduction techniques which can be used in daily life. Healthy lifestyle and healthy thinking approaches will be incorporated. This class is for cancer patients and survivors.
Nutrition for Optimal Cancer Wellness (Class Code 8C45)
This class is designed to educate individuals about foods and nutrients that help cancer patients and survivors make healthy food choices. The goal of this class is provide energy, strength and an overall improved quality of life to those with cancer through optimal nutrition. This class will involve some lecture, class discussion, and activities in a fun, friendly environment. This class is for cancer patients and survivors.
Look Good, Feel Better Program (Class Code 8C24)
Look Good, Feel Better" is a free program that offers beauty techniques to female cancer patients to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. This program is sponsored by Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and the American Cancer Society.
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, free wigs to women in need, who are experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatment.
Breast Cancer Networking/Support Group
The Breast Cancer Network/Support Group is open to survivors and is an opportunity to share information and experiences with others. No registration necessary, please drop in.
Brain Tumor Support Group
The group allows survivors with the opportunity to meet others who have gone through similar experiences, share stories and learn more about resources available. No registration necessary.
Calendar of Classes and Support Groups
View the calendar to find the dates and times of the classes.
To reserve your space at a classes please call HealthAdvisor at 800.3.ADVOCATE (800.323.8622) or register online and mention the class code.
The Cancer Survivorship Center is located at 1999 Dempster St. Park Ridge, IL 60068 (along Dempster Street and in front of the Center for Advanced Care Parking Garage)
If you have questions regarding programs, classes, or services offered please call 847.723.5690.