UI Cancer Center teams with Wellness House on survivorship programs

UI Cancer Center teams with Wellness House on survivorship programs

Cancer patients and their families living on Chicago’s west and South Sides now have access to free supportive therapy and survivorship programs close to home, thanks to a collaboration between Wellness House and the University of Illinois Cancer Center. The programs, which are led by Wellness House staff and offered for the first time at a federally qualified clinic in Chicago, include exercise and nutrition classes, stress management sessions, and support group and counseling opportunities. “Cancer survivorship begins at the time of diagnosis and these programs are meant to be a place where patients and their families can learn and gather information and participate in activities that are beneficial to their emotional and physical health,” said Dr. Susan Hong, director of the cancer survivorship program at the UI Cancer Center. Previously, Wellness House services were primarily provided to cancer patients and their families at their Home of Hope in suburban Hinsdale. For the last two years, the nonprofit has been expanding services to local partners. Read more here: https://today.uic.edu/ui-cancer-center-teams-with-wellness-house-on-survivorship-programs

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