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Patient Support

Supportive Oncology

Our Supportive Oncology specialists have the experience and expertise to help you cope with challenges that can be unfamiliar to even the most supportive people in your life. In conjunction with Supportive Oncology at the Lurie Cancer Center, the Polsky Institute has a clinical social worker who can provide emotional support, help patients find resources close to home and assist patients and family members with other practical needs and referrals as they navigate the healthcare system. We also partner with psychologists who work with patients and family members to manage the stress, sadness, anger and fatigue that can often accompany cancer. Ask your physician for a referral or call 312-695-0990 for an appointment.

Support Groups

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.

Us TOO is launching a national Black Men's Prostate Cancer Support Group for men. Click here if you are interested in joining. 

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.


The Adult Survivorship Clinics at the Lurie Cancer Center offers comprehensive and disease-specific services to patients who see a medical oncologist, surgeon or radiation oncologist at Northwestern and have completed their initial treatments.  Patients will receive a survivorship care plan with formal education on optimizing health and wellness through exercise, nutrition and psychosocial enhancement.

Wellness Programs for Patients, Caregivers and Families

Fitness and Relaxation Classes

Wellness House Men’s Prostate Exercise Class

Weekly - Tuesdays & Thursdays | 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.

To register, email Amanda Woods at

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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