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South Bend Series teaches ‘Living Well with Cancer’

Posted on Jan. 1, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 1, 2013 at 10:51 a.m.

SOUTH BEND — RiverBend Cancer Services will continue the “Living Well with Cancer” series this month. The free series addresses the physical, emotional and psychological changes and challenges that can result from cancer treatment. The series is open to cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers and anyone who has been touched by cancer. Space is limited and reservations are encouraged. To register call 287-4197.

The sessions are:

Ÿ “Family Scrimmage: Tackling Cancer Together,” 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at RiverBend Wellness Center, 919 E. Jefferson. It will cover information and support for parents/guardians diagnosed with cancer and their school age children. Reservations are required.

Ÿ “Lettuce Us Talk Salads!,” 10 a.m. Jan. 9 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, 1668 S. U.S. 421, Westville. Heather Borsa will explore salad options for healthy eating.

Ÿ “The Truth About Carbs,” 10 a.m. Jan. 10 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, 5340 Holy Cross Parkway, Mishawaka. Heather Borsa will cover various types of carbohydrates.

Ÿ “ChemoBrain (Don’t Forget to Come!),” 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Mishawaka. Rosemary Cox of Memorial BrainWorks will cover short-term and long-term effects of chemotherapy on brain function.

Ÿ “Exercise for Balance and Strength,” 10 a.m. Jan. 22 at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care, Westville. Urszula Piergalski will cover the benefits of exercise and lead a demonstration to improve balance and core strength.

Ÿ “After the Cure: Long-Term Survival Issues,” 10 a.m. Jan. 24 at RiverBend Wellness Center. Toni Klatt-Ellis will present about progressive cancer survivorship and long-term effects.

Ÿ “Who Cares?,” 10 a.m. Jan. 29 at RiverBend Wellness Center. The session will explore the role of the caregiver and provide tips for self care.