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.


  • July 1st:   Pressure to Thrive
  • July 8th: Discussion Group
  • July 15th: Managing, Moods, Stress and Feeling Stuck
  • July 22nd: Survivorship101: Medical Discussion by Christopher George, MD
  • July 29th:  Discussion Group
  • August 5th: Fear of Recurrence
  • August 12th: 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


May 8 | Moving Forward After a Cancer Diagnosis with Culinary Nutrition

Learn good health strategies for keeping yourself healthy, active and eating well. Discover the importance of a positive mindset, getting sleep and reducing stress.


May 15 | Mediterranean Style of Eating

Learn how to eat the Mediterranean way! This session will cover recommendations and how to incorporate more antioxidants, phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory foods.


May 22 | Eating Well for Survivorship: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

This session focuses on how to improve food habits and incorporate exercise to maintain a healthy weight. Learn about protein needs, whole grains and a balanced diet.


May 29 | Gut Health and the Microbiome

Learn about prebiotic and probiotic foods that can help promote a healthy gut.


June 5 | Cooking for One or Two

Learn easy, flavorful recipes that make it easier to cook for just one or two people.


June 19 | 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.

*No class on June 12.

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.


Classes are In Person in Geneva, 6:30 – 7:45pm

  • May 2nd – Week 1: Overview of Exercise and Physical Activity Guidelines (lecture and discussion)
  • May 9th – Week 2: Cardiovascular Training and Mindful Movements (lecture and seated stretching)
  • May 16th – 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, 6:30 pm – 7:30 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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