Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering a free physician lecture on the link between weight and cancer.
"Weight and Cancer" will be presented by Jennifer DeBruler, MD, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Advocate Medical Group, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center, 700 S. Garfield Ave. in Libertyville.
Dr. DeBruler will give tips on weight management and how to start eating --- and living --- like a healthy person. A Q&A will follow the lecture.
"There is no promise that good nutrition, a healthy body weight and regular exercise will lower a person's cancer risk," DeBruler said. "But if the nutrition and physical activity recommendations are taken as a lifelong commitment, many people can lower their risk of cancer and other diseases."
In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, of the more than 500,000 cancer deaths each year, one in three is linked to diet and activity habits like being overweight or obese. That's the same number linked to tobacco use.
The lecture is free, but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and request program 5C45.
The effort is part of a series of presentations to raise awareness about cancer risks. Other topics include prostate health, screening guidelines, breast health, and overall wellness and survivorship. Participants will receive updated information on disease prevention and treatment, and have the opportunity to ask questions of presenting physicians. All programs are free, and giveaways and refreshments will be available.
The programs include:
• "An Evening of Cancer Wellness," which includes a physician lecture and a choice of small breakout sessions, from 6-9 pm on Monday, Oct. 8, at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center. Michael Cochran, MD, board certified in Oncology and Medical Director of Oncology at Advocate Condell Medical Center, will lecture on acute diagnosis, treatment and after care. After Dr. Cochran's presentation, guests will choose two of four breakout sessions on the following topics: Social-Emotional Affects of Cancer; Nutrition; Stress Reduction; and Exercise. After breakouts, a panel will be assembled of all clinicians involved for a Q&A. This free program is being presented in partnership with Cancer Wellness Services. Register by calling 847-509-9595.
• "Should I Get Screened," presented by Dean Tsarwhas, MD, Board Certified in Oncology, at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center. Cancer screening guidelines can differ dramatically. Should women get mammograms at 40 or 50? Should men have a PSA screen for prostate cancer at all? With so much information available to health consumers, it is easy to get confused. Dr. Tsarwhas will clarify the guidelines and answer questions. The lecture is free, but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and request program 5C48.
• "Breast Cancer: Know the Risks, Know the Facts," presented by Eileen Morrison, MD, Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Advocate Condell Medical Center's Conference Center. Learn about the factors that may affect a woman's risk for breast cancer, get information on early detection tests, and find out about the latest treatments. A Q&A will follow the lecture. The lecture is free, but registration is required. Call 800-323-8622 and request program 5C46.
• In addition, Advocate Condell Medical Center is offering two flu shot clinic fundraisers to benefit the American Cancer Society. A limited number of influenza vaccines will be available for a suggested $10 donation to benefit ACS. Participants also will receive a free colorectal screening kit, with instructions on how to complete the test at home. The clinics will be held from 7-11 am on Monday, Oct. 1, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, West Tower, 800 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville; and 7-11 am on Monday, Oct. 8, at Advocate Condell's Gurnee Centre Club, 1405 N. Hunt Club Road, Gurnee. The registration code for both clinics is 5A05.
About Advocate Condell Medical Center
Advocate Condell Medical Center is the leading provider of comprehensive medical and surgical services in Lake County, with state-of-the-art heart, neurosurgical, maternity and emergency services. Condell's emergency department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Lake County, Illinois. It also features the only dedicated pediatric emergency department in the county. Condell holds accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers for cardiac patients, and is accredited by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center. Advocate Condell is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the Chicago metro area for superior results in patient safety and health outcomes.