Virtual 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:




Shielding Women’s Health: The Power of HPV Vaccines and Cervical Cancer Screening

Hybrid (Warrenville): Monday, January 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Raanan Alter, MD, Gynecological Oncologist, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital

Join us for an informative presentation on HPV vaccines and cervical cancer screening. Learn how HPV vaccines can prevent the most common cause of cervical cancer and explore the importance of regular screenings.


Proactive Management of Treatment-Related Symptoms

Hybrid (Warrenville): Monday, January 29, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Syed Ahmed, MD, Oncologist, Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Oak Brook

Understand the physical and emotional side effects that come from cancer treatment and learn how to ease their burden.




Inheriting Cancer

Hybrid (Warrenville): Monday, February 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Carlee Dawson, Genetic Counselor, Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville

Increasingly, genetics are playing a bigger role in our understating of cancer. Learn about the advances being made in hereditary cancer genetics and the impact for you and your family.


Preventative Care in Breast Health

Hybrid (Warrenville): Monday, February 26, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Annabelle Veerapaneni, MD, Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Oak Brook

Join us for an informative presentation on preventive breast health. Our expert speaker will guide you through the essential steps and practices to maintain breast health, including self-examinations, regular screenings and lifestyle choices.




Navigating Intimacy: Sexual Health During and After Cancer

Virtual discussion via Microsoft Teams

Monday, March 4, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Becky Ness, LCSW, Baptist MD Anderson

Join us for a discussion about the often overlooked but crucial topic of sexual health after cancer. Gain insights and advice for maintaining or regaining intimacy and improving overall well-being.


Empowering Wellness: Lymphedema Management and Risk Mitigation

Hybrid (Geneva): Monday, March 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Christine Wietrzykowski, PT, CLT-LANA, Northwestern Medicine, and Jennifer Rosko, PT, CLT-LANA, Northwestern Medicine

Explore treatment options and ways to reduce your risk for lymphedema. Learn about effective therapies and lifestyle changes to improve your quality of life.




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

Virtual discussion via Microsoft Teams

Monday, April 8, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

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

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.


Chemo Demystified: The Road to Recovery

Hybrid (Geneva): Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Anna Osmun, PA, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital

This presentation offers a clear and concise exploration of chemotherapy, covering its mechanisms, side effects and recent developments.


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