Medical Discussions

Medical Discussions

Living Well offers medical updates and special discussions online to support you throughout a cancer journey. All discussions will be presented via Microsoft Teams.

Watch recordings of previous medical discussions on our YouTube Channel:




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Overcome and Thrive: Living with Prostate Cancer

Friday, January 20, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Dr. Vikas Desai, MD, Urology, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group    

With the prostate so close to several vital structures, treatment can disrupt your life; particularly urinary, bowel, and sexual function. Understand what is being affected and how to overcome these complications.


COVID-19 Update: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Hybrid Discussion: On-site at Living Well Geneva and virtual via Microsoft Teams

Kevin Most, MD, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Join Dr. Most for a discussion about COVID-19, boosters, and the impact on patients with cancer and their caregivers.



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A Spike in the Numbers

Tuesday, February 7, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Dr. Kevin Dawravoo, Oncologist, Northwestern Medicine Warrenville Cancer Center

Learn why pancreatic cancer is on the rise, and understand that there’s hope. Learn how early screening and increased choices in treatment are giving patients optimism.


Cancer & Psychiatry: The Role of Psychiatric Medications in Cancer Care

Friday, February 17, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Dr. Kanan Modhwadia, Psychiatry, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Learn about the use of psychotherapy as well as mental health medications, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, during a cancer journey and the types of medications available.


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What’s on the Horizon?

Friday, March 10, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Dr. Arlene D’Souza, MD, Hematology & Medical Oncology Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

Multiple myeloma treatment can be difficult to understand. Learn about the various pillars of myeloma therapy as well as emerging therapies.


Living Your Best Life

Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Laura Waldoch, APN, NP, Palliative Medicine, Northwestern Medicine Delnor

Palliative care does not mean end of life care, it is a way to increase your quality of life. Explore the options you have and the best plan of care for your cancer journey.


Lung Cancer: The Basics

Friday, March 31, 2023, 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Dr. Avanthi Ragam MD, RMG, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

As the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are explored, will we see a rise in lung cancer? Learn about lung cancer and the screening options everyone should understand.



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Inheriting Cancer

Tuesday, April 25, 2023, 1:00 pm -2:00 pm

Carlee Dawson, Genetic Counselor, Delnor & Warrenville Cancer Centers

Genetics are playing an increasingly larger role in our understanding of cancer. Learn about the advances being made in hereditary cancer genetics and their impact for individuals and their family.
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