Survivorship Programs

Back-On-Track Surviving Survivorship Series

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Virtual discussion via Microsoft Teams

Missy Petty, LCPC, Lead Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources

Open to patients and caregivers, this seven-week “Back-on-Track: Surviving Survivorship” series is designed to help you navigate common challenges as you transition into survivorship.

Topics include changes in relationships, managing expectations, addressing anxiety and depression, the “new normal,” fear of recurrence, how to partner with your care team, managing your health records, and envisioning a positive future. Attendance throughout the entire series is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • March 4th:   Pressure to Thrive

  • March 11th: Discussion Group

  • March 18th: Managing, Moods, Stress and Feeling Stuck

  • *No program March 25th

  • April 1st:  Discussion Group

  • April 8th: Survivorship101: Medical Discussion by Christopher George, MD

  • April 15th: Fear of Recurrence

  • April 22nd: Envisioning Your Future

Being Well Nutrition Series


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Classes are hybrid; this means you can attend virtually or in person at Geneva. Classes are led by Living Well dietitians Nancy Zawicki, RD, LDN, MS; Mary Zupke, RD, LDN, MS, FAND; and the Northwestern Medicine Oncology Dietitian team.
Each class will also be available to watch live or to rewatch at a later time on our YouTube channel at

Classes in the Being Well series are designed to guide patients in early survivorship make positive choices and get back on track with their nutrition. Classes are a lecture format including a cooking demonstration.

Wednesdays, 6:00pm-7:00pm – Hybrid Geneva


  • January 31st – Week 1: Moving Forward after a Cancer Diagnosis with Culinary Nutrition

    • Creating life balance through Mind, Body & Spirit.  Learn about good health strategies for keeping yourself healthy, active, and eating well.  Learn about the importance of a positive mind set, getting sleep, and reducing stress.


  • February 7th – Week 2: Mediterranean-Style of Eating

    • Learn how to eat the Mediterranean way! Learn what these recommendations are and how to incorporate more antioxidants, phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory foods using real foods instead of vitamin/mineral or herbal supplements.


***No class February 14th


  • February 21st – Week 3: Eating Well for Survivorship- Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    • How to improve food habits and incorporate exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Learn about protein needs, whole grains, and a balanced diet.


  • February 28th – Week 4: Gut Health and the Microbiome

    • Learn about pre- and probiotic foods to help promote a healthy gut.


  • March 6th – Week 5: Cooking for One or Two

    • Experience easy, flavorful recipes that include cooking once & serve a few more times, making it easier to cook for just one or 2 people.


  • March 13th – Week 6: Culinary Completion- Hands on Interactive Cooking

    • Celebrate the completion of this series with a hands-on interactive cooking class. Prepare a healthy recipe with other participants.  This is an opportunity to share ideas and goals.

Back on Track: Exercise and Mindful Movement Following Cancer Treatment


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This three-week series designed to address exercise and movement after cancer treatment. The series is open to patients and caregivers who would like to start an exercise program or would like more guidance with their current exercise program.


January Classes are In Person in Geneva, 3:45-5:30pm

  • January 11th – Week 1: Overview of Exercise and Physical Activity Guidelines (lecture and discussion)
  • January 18th – Week 2: Cardiovascular Training and Mindful Movements (lecture and seated stretching)
  • January 25th – Week 3: Strength Training and Exercise Demo (lecture and “learn by doing”)


March Classes are In Person in Warrenville, 3:45-5:30pm

  • March 7th – Week 1: Overview of Exercise and Physical Activity Guidelines (lecture and discussion)
  • March 14th – Week 2: Cardiovascular Training and Mindful Movements (lecture and seated stretching)
  • March 21st – Week 3: Strength Training and Exercise Demo (lecture and “learn by doing”)




Scanxiety Drop in Group

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Virtual: First and Third Mondays of each month, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This virtual drop-in group gives you an opportunity to process your anxiety. You can also learn strategies to help manage the stress that is commonly experienced while waiting for tests, scans or test results. We encourage you to join anytime you are experiencing “scanxiety.”

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