McHENRY COUNTY – Centegra Health System hosts comprehensive prostate health support services for the residents of McHenry Country. In partnership with Wellness Place in Palatine, prostate-related lectures are offered on the first Thursday of each month at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Huntley, with one-on-one consultations offered through appointments on the third Thursday of each month.
The prostate-related lectures and one-on-one consultations are offered in a conveniently located, non-clinical, fitness facility in Huntley to individuals who are interested in maintaining good prostate health or who have been impacted by prostate cancer. This program is jointly offered through a partnership with Wellness Place in Palatine, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Huntley and Centegra Sage Cancer Center.
Current program offerings include:
· Thursday, Nov. 4: “The Prevention and Management of Prostate Cancer Through Treatment, Medication, Exercise and Nutrition”
· Thursday, Dec. 2: “New Breakthroughs in Medication, Treatment and Quality of Life for Prostate Cancer”
Attendance at both lectures is not mandatory but is recommended. Both sessions will be offered from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at no charge. Preregistration is required by calling 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347). Light refreshments will be served.
Wellness Place provides education, counseling and support for those affected by cancer. Cancer-related discussion and support groups provide a confidential atmosphere for cancer survivors, family and caregivers to discuss issues related to the illness. Discussions may include emotional needs created by cancer; practical problems such as managing side effects; and maintaining a balance between work, family and treatments. For more information on Wellness Place, visit www.wellnessplace.org.
Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation partner year-round to raise awareness of the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! Program provides information on lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in one’s life.
The Gavers Cancer Resource Library is also featured in Centegra Sage Cancer Center in McHenry and offers touch-screen computers, a library inventory of books, journals and booklets. Information in the library is available in English and Spanish.
Centegra Hospital – McHenry is recognized as having one of a few cancer programs in the state to receive the Commission on Cancer (CoC) Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, all the Centegra Sage Cancer Center nurses are oncology certified.