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posted: 5/19/2014 1:58 PM

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with Centegra

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Submitted by Centegra Health System

Centegra Health System invites cancer survivors and their families to celebrate Cancer Survivors Day at the Centegra Sage Cancer Center from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1. Call (877) CENTEGRA (236-8347) by May 28 to register.

Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and people who are currently battling cancer and an outreach to the community.

People who join Centegra's celebration will enjoy light snacks and beverages and hear a live band. Special activities and testimonials will help mark the occasion. The presentation will be at 3 p.m.

Centegra Health System understands that a cancer diagnosis affects not just the patient, but it extends to family and the community, as well. Centegra provides a full range of state-of-the-art cancer treatments in a healing environment.

The Centegra Sage Cancer Center is the hub of Centegra's cancer program. Its physicians and associates provide compassionate care, support and patient education throughout the cancer experience.

The cancer treatment team at Centegra includes professionals from many disciplines, including board-certified radiation oncologists and hematologist/oncologists, oncology-certified nurses, a genetics counselor, oncology-certified dietitians, oncology-certified social workers, an oncology-certified counselor and chaplain and a financial counselor.

The medical teams work closely with other providers to meet each patient's unique needs.

One way Centegra helps people cope with the side effects caused by cancer treatments is the Centegra STAR Program, which provides individualized rehabilitation treatments to improve a person's symptoms. These may include fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, joint stiffness, lymphedema, weakness, insomnia, memory loss, balance issues, anxiety and depression.

Centegra's team members are specially trained to understand a cancer survivor's needs and to provide coordinated rehabilitation care.

Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the health care needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Physician Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and the upcoming Centegra Hospital-Huntley.

For more information about Centegra Health System, visit, search Centegra Health System on Facebook and Twitter or call (877) CENTEGRA (236-8347).