Centegra Health System hosts comprehensive prostate health support services for area residents who are interested in maintaining good prostate health or who are impacted by prostate cancer.In partnership with Wellness Place in Palatine, prostate-related lectures are offered on the first Thursday of each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Huntley. One-on-one consultations are offered by appointment from 1 to 4 p.m. at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center – Huntley on the third Thursday of each month.Current lecture offerings include:
- Thursday, April 7: “A Holistic Approach For Your Cancer Management”
- Thursday, May 5: “A Discussion on Pharmaceuticals”
- Thursday, June 2: “Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer? Great!”
The lectures are offered as a series, however attendance at all three lectures is not mandatory. Lectures and the one-on-one consultations are provided by Russ Gould, Wellness Place prostate cancer specialist, 13-year advanced prostate cancer survivor and cancer advocate with the National Institutes of Health. All sessions are offered at no charge. Preregistration consultation is required for the lectures and the one-on-one by calling 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347). Light refreshments will be served during the lectures.
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 key components of prostate cancer management; 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.