“Living Well with Cancer” Series Announces July Programs for Northwest Indiana

By: Contributor Last Updated: June 23, 2014

riverbend-logoRiverBend Cancer Services announces its July 2014 dates for the ongoing series “Living Well with Cancer.” The free educational series supports the fight against cancer in Northwest Indiana by addressing the physical, emotional and psychological changes and challenges that can result from cancer treatment.

Programs will be held at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care at 1668 S. US 421 in Westville. The “Living Well with Cancer Series” is FREE and open to cancer patients, survivors, their families, caregivers and anyone who has been touched by cancer. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so people are encouraged to make reservations by calling 574-287-4197.

Holistic Stress Management Practice
Come and learn how to manage your stress by having the chance to practice one of the holistic stress management strategies with this group. Our leader is Dawn Case, MSN, FNP-BC AOCNP, CLT, LMT.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville

The Truth About Carbs
Join Heather Borsa, RD, CSO, CD, as we learn the truth about carbs—good carbs, bad carbs, hidden carbs. Should carbs be avoided? What is the carbohydrate/cancer connection?

Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville

Who Cares?
Everyone diagnosed with cancer relies on someone for both physical and emotional support. Often the role of the caregiver is complex: caregivers play key roles in understanding the treatment benefits, the schedule, and the side effects. But they can have serious feelings and concerns of their own. Explore the role of the caregiver with staff at RiverBend and learn tips to take care of yourself.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Michiana Hematology Oncology, Westville

RiverBend Cancer Services has been the primary cancer support service provider in South Bend since 1943. RiverBend Cancer Services provides advocacy, education programs and counseling for survivors and their families, financial assistance for medications and supplies as well as prevention and early intervention and education programs for the community. For more information, visit