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Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute
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Prostate Cancer Support Group

The Prostate Cancer Support Group allows patients, survivors, families and caregivers to learn more about prostate cancer, share experiences and receive support.

The group meets virtually the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00-7:30 PM. Facilitated by the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network, these interactive groups facilitate conversations to exchange information among group members assembled with the common goal of empowering each other with the knowledge that comes from experience.

A variety of educational topics targeting all prostate cancer patients are presented at meeting events scheduled throughout the year. Topics will include treatment options and the potential impact of side effects on a man and his spouse or partner, and his overall quality of life, choices about active surveillance, and genetic testing.

We welcome all people affected by prostate cancer, including patients, caregivers, spouses and partners. You don't have to receive care at Northwestern Medicine to attend. Email to RSVP and for meeting location information. 

Bladder Cancer Support Groups

Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers to learn more about bladder cancer and the bladder cancer journey, share experiences and receive support.

Meetings occur on the third Wednesday of the month at 6 PM CST.

A women’s support group is offered the first Thursday at the month at 12 PM CST.

Meetings are offered virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We welcome all people affected by bladder cancer. You don't have to receive care at Northwestern Medicine to attend.

Email to register and for a link to the virtual meeting.

Wellness Programs for Patients, Caregivers and Families

Wellness Consultations

Our Wellness Associate offers 1:1 consultations with patients and/or their loved ones free of charge to discuss strategies to help ease the stress and anxiety associated with a new diagnosis, treatment and recovery. Topics include education on exercise during and after treatment, education on pelvic floor and core strengthening exercises to manage side effects of treatment, and techniques for handling stress.

Consultations are held via telephone with our Wellness Associate, Sheri Minnick, MS, GFI, RYT-200.

To schedule an appointment, email

Fitness and Relaxation Classes

LivingWell Cancer Resource Center offers live online yoga and fitness classes. To participate, you must have a current LivingWell Participant Form and Medical Release Form on file and have a cancer diagnosis date within the last three years or have a metastatic diagnosis. To join these classes, please e-mail and include your name and e-mail address.

Recorded classes may be viewed at any time on the LivingWell YouTube Channel.

View an online guided stress reduction session and stress relief video with Sheri Minnick, MS, E-RYT. 

Wellbeing Strategies for Men

Download this guide for tips to reduce anxiety, enhance sleep, and to view stress reducing exercise videos, such as Tai Chi. 

You may also be interested in the many events offered by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.


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