Education Programs

Information and education programs focus on the practical, from what to expect from treatment to how to balance practical concerns such as finances, working, health insurance as well as the emotional side of the disease.

Personalized Financial Resource Consultation

By appointment only
Cancer not only affects your physical health, it also affects your financial well-being. Resources are available to help manage the financial impact of cancer, including federally-funded programs and private nonprofit organizations. To find out what financial resources are available to you, meet with a financial navigator virtually, by phone or in person. Call to schedule an appointment.

Technology Consultation

By appointment only
Need help connecting to virtual programs through your personal computer, laptop or tablet? Get help to set up an email or to install and use the Webex application on your device. Call today to get help over the phone or in person.

Welcome to Waterford Place Virtual Orientation

By appointment only
Omar Ramos, Program and Administrative Support Coordinator

All new participants are invited to attend an introductory orientation to discover the valuable resources available at Waterford Place. Learn more about our programs and how we can support you through your cancer journey. Orientations are available virtually, by phone or in person.

Lung Cancer: Screening and Treatment

Thursday, October 28 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Gillian Alex, MD, Thoracic Surgeon, and Michael Jelinek, MD, Medical Oncologist, Rush University Medical Center

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and women, but thanks to early detection and treatment, the number of deaths from lung cancer is declining. Attend this virtual presentation to learn about lung cancer screening and new therapy and treatment options. Register Online

Plant-Based Nutritional Education Series

Thanksgiving Recipe Makeover
Wednesday, November 10 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RDN, CDE, BC-ADM, Functional and Integrative Nutrition Specialist at DuPage Dietitians

Watch this cooking demonstration to learn how to incorporate simple plant-based substitutions in traditional Thanksgiving recipes. Register Online

Mindful Eating for Joyful Holidays
Wednesday, December 8 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RDN, CDE, BC-ADM, Functional and Integrative Nutrition Specialist at DuPage Dietitians

Eat mindfully and enjoy every moment of the holidays. Learn some easy tricks to avoid overeating and overindulgence. Register Online

Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction Options

Wednesday, October 27 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Keith C. Hood, MD, Plastic Surgeon,  and Allan D. Bloom, MD, FACS, General Surgeon, Rush Copley Medical Center

Join Dr. Hood and Dr. Bloom as they discuss breast cancer surgery and available treatment options for reconstruction. A question-and-answer session with both providers will follow the presentation. Register Online

Integrative Oncology: What is it and Why Does it Matter in Cancer Care? (Virtual Only)

Thursday, November 4 • 5 to 6 p.m.
Angela Lorbeck, DACM, MSTOM, MPH, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Rush University Cancer Center

This informative and inspiring lecture will address the value of integrative medicine in cancer care. Learn what integrative medicine is, why people use it and how it may help you optimize your physical health and emotional well-being. Patients and caregivers are welcome. Register Online

Supporting a Partner During Treatment

Thursday, December 2 • 6 to 7 p.m.
Lynn Vazquez, Licensed Social Worker, Rush Copley Medical Center

Helping a family member or friend going through cancer treatment may mean accompanying them to the doctor or making meals, coordinating services and care or giving emotional and spiritual support. Learn how you can support those experiencing cancer. Register Online

Fertility Options Prior to Treatment (Virtual Only)

Friday, December 3 • 1 to 2 p.m.
Erica Louden, MD, PhD, Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility Specialist, VIOS Fertility Institute

Cancer treatments (including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery) can affect the fertility of both women and men. Before starting cancer treatment, the impact of treatment on fertility should be discussed. Learn what options are available to preserve fertility and what you should consider before talking with your doctor. Register Online

Make a Difference

Waterford Place is free of charge to participants; however it is entirely supported by philanthropy meaning that every gift matters. Learn more about ways to give.