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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.


The Adult Survivorship Clinics at the Lurie Cancer Center offer 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.

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 third Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. Facilitated by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, 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.

To register, click here. 



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 via Zoom. 

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

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

To register for either or both groups, please complete the registration form and after completion of the form, you will receive the meeting link.  

Wellness Programs for Patients, Caregivers and Families

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.

Wellness House offers a variety of no cost programs and services — exercise classes, nutrition seminars, support groups and more.

Patient Education

Click the button in the top, right corner to view videos about urologic cancers and to hear from our experts, patient advocacy groups and urologic cancer patients.


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