Centegra Health System hosts comprehensive prostate health support services for area residents 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 July, August and September 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 July, August and September.Current lecture offerings include:
- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7: “Recommendations for Proper Diet and Nutrition for Men with Prostate Cancer”
- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4: “How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit”
- 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1: “Sorting Through Omega 3/Omega 6, EPA/DHA, and FLAX Nutrition Issues”
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 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.
Centegra also offers an online support group for cancer survivors and their family members on Facebook that can be found by searching Centegra Cancer Connections.
Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation partner all year 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 within 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 ofSurgeons Commission on Cancer. Additionally, all the Centegra Sage Cancer Center nurses are oncology certified.
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals inMcHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org, search Centegra Health System on Facebook, Twitter or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).