Medical Discussions

Medical Discussions

Living Well offers medical updates and special discussions online to support you during your cancer journey, from initial diagnosis through treatment and into early survivorship. All discussions will be hybrid with an in-person presentation at Living Well Geneva or Living Well Warrenville and virtually via Microsoft Teams. You can watch recordings of previous medical discussions on our YouTube channel:



Radiation Basics

Hybrid (Warrenville): Thursday, May 30, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Amishi Bajaj, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Northwestern Medicine Proton Center

This medical discussion covers the fundamentals of radiation treatment, exploring its principles, applications and impact in cancer treatment. Topics include radiation sources, dosage considerations and the integration of technology in treatment planning.




Fertility and Cancer

Virtual: Tuesday, June 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Kristin Smith, Program Manager for Fertility Preservation, Northwestern Medicine Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

This program delves into the complexities of fertility in cancer treatment. Participants will explore strategies to preserve fertility, the impact of various treatments on reproductive health and the evolving field of oncofertility to enhance the quality of life for cancer survivors.




I’ve Finished Cancer Treatment, Now What? Survivorship 101

Virtual: Monday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Christopher George, MD, Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine

Cancer treatment can require your full attention and energy for months or even years. After treatment, you may feel emotionally and physically drained; you may even feel disoriented as you try to adjust to life after treatment. Join Dr. George as he talks about what to expect as a cancer survivor and how to work with your care team as you recover from treatment.


Learning to Manage Chemo Brain

Hybrid (Warrenville): Wednesday, July 24, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Eric Larson, PhD, Neuropsychologist, Northwestern Medicine Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, and Laura Miller, Speech-Language Pathologist, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Are you dealing with mental fog or cloudiness? You are not alone. “Chemo brain” is a common side effect of treatment. We will teach you how to reduce the symptoms and manage the challenges you’re facing.





Ask Me Anything: An Open Forum with an Oncologist

Hybrid (Geneva): Thursday, August 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Christopher George, MD, Medical Director, Medical Oncology, Northwestern Medicine

Join us for an insightful “Ask Me Anything” session with an experienced oncologist. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about cancer prevention, treatment options and the latest advancements in oncology. Don’t miss this chance to gain valuable insights from a medical professional.

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