LivingWell offers cancer survivor discussion

By on August 15, 2009

Aug. 20 presentation will address post-treatment issues
Geneva—LivingWell Cancer Resource Center, a provider of non-medical support at no cost for people living with cancer, will host a presentation on Life after Cancer: A Survivor Panel Discussion.

The presentation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7 to 9 p.m. at LivingWell in Geneva and is open to the public. This program is free, but registration is requested at (630) 262-1111.

Join five cancer survivors for this panel discussion on the issues each faced once treatment ended and how they dealt with them. The questions addressed will include: What were their next steps? How have their lives changed? How do they deal with the fear of recurrence? What unexpected issues came up after treatment ended?

“No matter what type or stage of cancer we have had, we all have experienced a similar journey and similar fears and struggles,” said Susan Mielke, cancer survivor and panel discussion member. “Sharing our experiences helps others remember that they are ‘normal,’ and learning how one person manages those struggles can bring great insight to those who listen.”

Life after Cancer: A Cancer Survivor Panel Discussion is part of the Six-Weeks of Survivorship series focusing on optimizing health for cancer survivors.

Upcoming presentations include: Writing Your Life Story; Coping With Cancer-Related Neuropathy; Letting Go of Fear and Anger Through Meditation; Overcoming The Fear of Recurrence and I’m A Survivor … Now What? Attendees are welcome to attend any number of the presentations and are not obligated to be present for the entire series.

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center is a place where people living with cancer, their families and friends, can go for free information and support services that address the challenges of living with cancer.

LivingWell offers networking and support groups, educational programs, mind-body fitness classes, youth programs, a library, individual psychological and nutritional counseling and much more. LivingWell is located at 1803 W. State St., Geneva, and is online at

LivingWell is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and can be contacted at (630) 262-1111. LivingWell is a certified 501c nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Delnor Heath System.