Waterford Place Program Guide Summer 2022

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SUMMER 2022 July • August • September

Cancer Resource Center

PROGRAM GUIDE Programs for Individuals Affected by a Cancer Diagnosis

Focus On: Survivorship Providing helpful tools, encouragement and support to empower those who are post-treatment




Educational Presentations


Support Programs


Family Programs


Mind, Body and Spirit Programs


Wellness Programs


Salon and Spa Programs


Sun Protection Tips

1310 Waterford Drive Aurora, IL 60504 (331) 301-5280 waterfordcrc.com Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed July 4 for Independence Day and September 5 for Labor Day Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center provides services and support, free of charge, to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis.

SURVIVORSHIP Readjusting after cancer treatment often comes with its own set of emotional and physical challenges. Getting used to fewer interactions with your medical care team, coping with long-term side effects, managing health-related anxiety and shifting expectations of what life “should” look like now are common challenges that you may face. Waterford Place recognizes the needs of survivors by offering programming, services and support to help you establish a thriving “new normal.”

Coping with Side Effects Managing life without the reassurance of regular monitoring from your medical providers takes time to get used to. As you navigate the transition from frequent doctor appointments to routine checkups, you will develop your own system of navigating this process. Talk with your doctor about your follow-up care plan and when a symptom needs to be reported. Not all treatments will have long-term side effects so talking with your oncology team will help to prepare you for what to expect and what to do if you have concerns. Fear of Recurrence Experiencing anxiety before and after scans or feeling nervous about the thought that cancer may return is very common. Research shows that many lifestyle practices can help. Mindfulness exercises can be powerful interventions as they teach us how to stay grounded in the present moment, which helps to reduce worries of an unknown future. Taking control of what you can to reduce your risk of recurrence can be extremely empowering. Eating a healthy, plant-based diet, participating in regular movement, engaging in enjoyable activities and staying connected to people you care about are all successful ways of tending to your overall well-being.

before, it is also understandable that other

conflicting feelings with those you trust

things will change. A cancer diagnosis can

and finding intentional ways to move

have a significant impact on everything

forward into these uncharted waters can

from your perspective to physical abilities.

help you transition into this next phase

It is normal to go back and forth between

with confidence.

different emotions. Cancer can be disruptive to life but there are times it can be viewed as an opportunity for meaningful changes in all areas of life, including at

Some programs designed especially for those who are post-treatment can be found on page 2.

home, at work and in relationships. It’s

• Managing Radiation Side Effects

important to know that it is normal to be

• Nutrition and Physical Activity

Adjusting to a “New Normal”

conflicted about the changes in this stage

Recommendations for Prevention

The “new normal” is a phrase that is often

of the cancer journey. It’s normal for family

and Survivorship

used to describe life after cancer. Many

and friends of a cancer patient to be

• “What Just Happened?”

cancer patients may expect life to return to

confused and unsure of how to be

• Fear of Recurrence

a pre-cancer state. While it is reasonable to

supportive. Being gentle with yourself and

• Mindfulness During Times of

expect some things to be as they were

your loved ones, communicating your


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EDU CAT IO NAL P R E S E N TAT I O NS Personalized Financial Resource Consultation By appointment only Cancer not only affects your physical health, it also affects your financial well-being. Several resources are available to help you manage the financial impact of cancer, including federally-funded programs and private nonprofit organizations. Schedule a virtual meeting with a financial navigator to learn what financial resources are available to you. Welcome to Waterford Place Orientation By appointment only All new participants are invited to attend an introductory orientation to discover the valuable resources available at Waterford Place. Technology Consultation

Nutrition and Physical Activity

ask, “What just happened?” Laura Rollins,

By appointment only

Recommendations for Prevention

a social worker and survivor, will discuss

Need help connecting to virtual

and Survivorship

these feelings and how to process them.

programs through your personal

Wednesday, July 27 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

computer, laptop or tablet? Schedule

Grace Esler, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical

a virtual or phone consultation for

Dietitian, Rush University Cancer Center

assistance with setting up an email or

This program will review nutrition and

installing and using the Webex

physical activity recommendations for

application on your device.

prevention of cancer and recurrence,

Managing Radiation Side Effects Tuesday, July 5 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Ellen M. Berg, MSN, RN, OCN Rush Copley Cancer Care Center Dealing with radiation-related side effects can be challenging, especially when you

using the scientific evidence-based guidelines from the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute on Cancer Research. Learn how to transition toward plant-based eating and incorporate healthier lifestyle patterns.

don’t know what to expect. Learn about

‘What Just Happened?’

possible side effects and how to manage

Wednesday, August 10 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

them. A question-and-answer session will

Laura Rollins, Oncology Social Worker

follow the presentation.

Rush Copley Cancer Care Center

Five Wishes: Planning for the Future Monday, July 11 • 1 to 2 p.m. Corina Quinonez, Social Work Intern Join us to discuss the living will that incorporates your personal, emotional and spiritual needs as well as your medical wishes.


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During cancer treatment, patients often feel a sense of power and energy as they actively “fight” the cancer. When treatment ends, they may experience anxiety, sadness, depression, hopelessness and anger as their bodies

Fear of Recurrence Wednesday, September 7 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Laura Rollins, Oncology Social Worker Rush Copley Cancer Care Center Feeling anxious or fearful that cancer may return is very common. This fear is often expressed in anger or sadness that can lead to depression. Learn skills to manage the fear of recurrence so that you can continue to heal and enjoy survivorship. Mindfulness During Times of Uncertainty Wednesday, September 14 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sumita Bhatia, MD, Radiation Oncologist Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology, Rush Copley Medical Center Various techniques and lifestyle practices can help you manage emotional distress during times of uncertainty. This program will present various techniques and include a guided meditation.

S U PPO RT P R O GR AM S Our groups allow participants to connect with others experiencing similar circumstances. Goals are to exchange information and strategies for decision-making, help navigate the cancer journey and allow participants to connect, share and exchange support. Aurora Multiple Myeloma

Gyne SISTERs (Sharing Inspiration

Networking Group (Virtual Only)

and Support Through Education

First Wednesdays: July 6, August 3 and

and Resources)

September 7 • 6 to 8 p.m.

Second Thursdays: July 14, August 11

Affiliated with the International Myeloma

and September 8 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Foundation, this group is open to those

Open to those who have had a

diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and

gynecological cancer diagnosis, Gyne

their loved ones. To sign up, please

SISTERs is co-facilitated by a licensed

contact Valarie Traynham, group leader, at

social worker and a registered nurse.

aurora@IMFsupport.org or (630) 423-6510.

Men’s Group

COUNSELING Oncology-Focused, Short-Term Counseling

Breast FRIENDs (First Resource

Fourth Tuesdays: July 26, August 23 and

in Experiencing and Navigating

September 27 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

a Diagnosis)

This group is open to men who have

Third Mondays: July 18, August 15 and

had a cancer diagnosis. It is facilitated

September 19 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.

by a licensed clinical social worker who

Facilitated by a licensed social worker and

is also a prostate cancer survivor. A light

breast health navigator, Breast FRIENDs is

dinner will be provided.

provided to address sadness, worries,

West Suburban Brain Tumor Support

esteem and other similar issues as they

for anyone experiencing a breast cancer diagnosis, regardless of treatment type or stage. This informal group provides support and a safe place to share experiences, successes and ongoing challenges. Survivorship Support Group

Group (Virtual Only) First and Third Tuesdays: July 5 and 19, August 2 and 16, and September 6 and 20 • 4 to 4:30 p.m. This group provides you, your family and

Third Mondays: July 18, August 15 and

friends with information about brain

September 19 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.

tumors and treatments, available

This group is for those who have

resources, and the opportunity to meet

completed treatment and are looking for

other people in similar circumstances.

support as they transition into life after

This group is facilitated by a nursing

treatment. The informal group provides a

specialist in the neuroscience services and

safe place to share experiences, successes

a hospital chaplain. Contact Deb Brunelle

and ongoing challenges for all persons

at (630) 898-4637 to register.

By appointment only Short-term counseling to address cancer-related issues is available to those diagnosed with cancer and their families. Up to five sessions are communication, returning to work, body relate to a cancer diagnosis. Grief Counseling By appointment only Provided through a partnership with AccentCare For many, the grief experience that results from the death of a loved one can generate a myriad of feelings, confusion and questions. Talking with a bereavement specialist one-on-one about this can assist in the coping process.

living through and beyond cancer.

FA M I LY P R O GR AMS Family Fun Night: Chalk it Up and Play with a Pup! Wednesday, July 6 • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Caring Arts Foundation Back by popular demand: the Rush Copley therapy dogs and a fun-filled family time creating artwork with chalk! Every family member will contribute their own square in a giant chalk “quilt.” Bring an old blanket or rug to sit on. In the event of rain, the activity will move indoors to create a giant paper chalk quilt. The dogs will be on hand to provide inspiration, encouragement and comfort.

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M IN D, B O DY AND S P I R I T P R O GR AMS Vibrational Sound Therapy By appointment only Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist Vibrational sound therapy is a one-on-one service using Himalayan singing bowls gently placed on the body to promote total relaxation and decrease the effects of stress on the body and mind. The tones and vibrations combine to produce an immediate state of tranquility as sound waves act like a massage for the nervous system. Reiki By appointment only Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master, and Karen Jendruczek, Reiki Practitioner This one-on-one service is an energetic relaxation therapy that offers stress reduction, mental clarity, relief of pain,

inner peace. Props used in this class

Place Giving Back Society to brainstorm

include blankets, yoga blocks/books,

ideas and participate in activities that

Guided Meditation

strap/belt and a chair.

make a difference in the cancer

Wednesdays: July 20, August 17 and

Reiki For You

improved sleep and other benefits.

September 21 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology Rush Copley Medical Center This guided imagery experience incorporates cleansing breathwork and an array of relaxation techniques designed to balance emotions, decrease physical and psychological distress, and promote the practice of living in the moment. Mindful Yoga Flow Tuesdays: July 26, August 30 and


Fridays: September 16 and September 23 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master Reiki is a holistic healing practice that helps to promote relaxation, alleviate stress and enhance your sense of wellbeing. A life force energy, it brings balance to the body, mind and spirit. Learn how to offer Reiki to yourself and loved ones. Upon completion of both classes, you will receive your Level I Reiki certificate. Please pack a lunch. This program will only be offered if six

Craft and Chat

Gitanjali Mahanti, MSW, Certified

participants register.

Wednesdays: July 13, August 10 and

Yoga Instructor

Giving Back Society

September 27 • 7 to 8 p.m.

Learn standing, balance, seated and supine poses to strengthen your muscles and improve balance and endurance. You will also learn pranayama (breathwork) and meditation to master the mind, overcome stress and connect to your


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Fridays: July 15, August 19 and September 16 • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Lisa Lapinski Are you looking for opportunities to pay it forward by helping other cancer patients on the journey? Join the Waterford

September 14 • 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us to chat, drink tea or coffee and work on your crafting project. Bring your knitting, crochet, needlepoint, coloring or any other project you are working on. This is an informal participant gathering not led by a facilitator.

M IN D, B O DY AND S P I R I T P R O GR AMS Lava Stone Necklace and Bracelet Essential Oil Diffusers Tuesday, July 19 • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master Pam Riley-Valesh, RN, Certified Reflexologist Beautiful lava stone necklaces and bracelets are used for protection and strength. When paired with your favorite essential oil, they become essential oil diffusers.Learn about some of the benefits of aromatherapy, and make a lava stone necklace and bracelet. Sound Healing Meditation Wednesday, August 3 • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Reiki Master Join us for a sound healing session to create a deep relaxation and meditation. Immerse yourself in healing sounds designed to promote relaxation and balance for your body and mind. HeartMath Meditation Audrey Stoppel, BSN, RN, Radiation Oncology Rush Copley Medical Center

Art (and life) doesn’t need to be perfect!

With a few simple blending techniques

Explore the delightful freedom and happy

and the power of composition, you can

accidents of splatter art using acrylics or

create your own floral work of art Georgia

watercolor to create beautiful butterflies

O’Keeffe would love. Guidance and

in flight. No experience needed, and all

materials provided.

materials are provided.

Thursday, July 21 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Mixed Media Art Class:

Thursday, August 18 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Dandelion Joy

Thursday, September 15 • 1 to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23 • 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Learn about HeartMath Meditation, a simple, yet powerful, meditative technique that uses heart-focused breathing to help improve clarity, harmony of the mind and body, and balance. It can help you shift your emotional state and calm your mind. The same class is offered each month; choose the date that fits your schedule.

When I go to Waterford Place,

Set aside your worries, and recall the

I know I will always find caring,

childlike joy of dandelion puffs as you create those images in pastels. Create one

improve each participant’s day

simple techniques to help your visual

to make their cancer

exploration. Perfect for beginners as well as those more experienced. Materials provided.

Floral Contemplation

Butterflies Are FREE! Tuesday, July 26 • 1:30 to 3 p.m. Barbara Weigand

supportive people helping to

puff or a field of them, and learn a few

Mixed Media Art Class:

Mixed Media Art Class:

Barbara Weigand

Tuesday, September 27 • 1:30 to 3 p.m. Barbara Weigand Contemplate the austeric beauty and simplicity of a single summer bloom using CRAYONS! No, they aren’t just for kids.

experience a little better in many ways. You can’t ask for more than that. I can’t say enough good things about this place.

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W E L L N E S S P R O GR AMS No experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided. Caregivers are encouraged to attend with the person living with cancer. Tai Chi/Moving Meditation Mondays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Kristi Niedzwiecki, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor Center yourself as you become aware of your own energy, while relaxing and strengthening your body without injury or strain. Tai chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise that helps to harmonize mind and body. A simplified routine is taught with traditional postures and slow soft movements. Group Movement: Level 2 Mondays • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Judy Siek, 500 eCYT, Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Designed for those who have completed treatment, this class offers a mix of exercise, yoga and Pilates to help you gain or regain strength, mobility and endurance. Compared to other classes at Waterford Place, this class is a step above in intensity. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, this class will help you establish a regular exercise routine. Group Movement: Level 1 Mondays • 12:30 to 1 p.m.

by tapping into your mind-body connection

Nutrition Consultations

to improve wellness. Modifications are

By appointment only

offered so everyone can participate safely.

Michelle Cordes, MS, RD, LDN

Gentle Pilates Wednesdays • 10 to 10:45 a.m. Judy Siek, 500 eCYT, Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor Low-impact Pilates is a series of exercises that develop the body’s strength, flexibility and control.

Rush Copley Medical Center Nutrition consultations are available for anyone diagnosed with cancer at any stage of diagnosis. Our registered dietitian will discuss meal preparation and current diet trends and help you manage treatment-related side effects and choose healthier foods.

Judy Siek, 500 eCYT, Certified Cancer

Lymphedema-Focused Movement

Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness

Wednesdays • 11 to 11:45 a.m.


Judy Siek, 500 eCYT, Certified Cancer

Designed for those who are newly

Exercise Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

diagnosed with cancer or in active

This class will address cancer-related

treatment, this class will help you feel

lymphedema through gentle movement

better physically, mentally and emotionally.

and stretches for both the upper and lower

Physical activity can reduce fatigue,

body. Modifications are offered so that

increase endurance, boost energy levels

everyone can participate safely. A yoga

and improve mood. With the use of bands,

mat is recommended.

12:30 to 1 p.m.— Group

Restorative Yoga

Movement: Level 1

Wednesdays • 5 to 6 p.m.


Chitra Singh, Certified Yoga Instructor

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Gentle Yoga

light weights and other props, you will build or rebuild strength and stamina. Gentle Yoga

WEEKLY VIRTUAL MOVEMENT PROGRAMS Mondays 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. — Tai Chi/ Moving Meditation 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Group Movement: Level 2

Tuesdays • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming,

Mary Keane, RYT200, Certified


therapeutic yoga that cultivates relaxation

10 to 10:45 a.m. — Gentle Pilates

Yoga Instructor

and balance and uses props to support the

11 to 11:45 a.m. — Lymphedema-

Achieve a higher state of mindfulness while

body. Each restorative pose will be held for

Focused Movement

building strength and balance. This gentle

five to six minutes to release tension and

5 to 6 p.m — Restorative Yoga

yoga class will help you manage cancer

deepen relaxation.


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W EL L NE S S P R O GR AMS Healing Kitchen Mediterranean-Style Diet Series Carly Smitherman, MS, RDN, LDN Did you know that the Mediterranean-style diet is considered to be one of the healthiest diets worldwide? It is a plantbased, nutrient-rich style of eating that incorporates traditional flavors and cooking methods from the Mediterranean region. Join us for our summer series to learn more about the Mediterranean-style diet while exploring new ingredients and recipes. Mediterranean-Style Pizza with Homemade Hummus Thursday, July 7 • 6 to 7 p.m. This phenomenal pizza is a great alternative

Quinoa is a tiny nutritional powerhouse

perfect weeknight

for those who want to indulge without the

loaded with protein. Add the vitamins,

meal when you

guilt. It features a whole wheat crust

minerals, and fiber from chickpeas, and

need a delicious

topped with a creamy layer of homemade

these dishes will be the stars of your next

filling dinner but

hummus and a variety of fresh veggies.

get-together! Learn how to make

don’t have a lot of

The possibilities are endless! Serve it to

these two nutritious and refreshing

time. Made with

the family as a midweek dinner or as a party

Mediterranean salads that are great as a

ground chicken

appetizer to impress.

small meal or side dish.

instead of beef,

Quinoa Tabbouleh with

Mediterranean Chicken Burger

Chickpeas and Greek Pasta Thursday, August 11 • 6 to 7 p.m.

Thursday, September 8 • 6 to 7 p.m. These ground chicken burgers are the

Triple Berry Smoothie Recipie

these burgers are loaded with Mediterranean flavors and topped with a creamy tzatziki sauce that is sure to please.

Waterford Gardening Club Second and Fourth Wednesdays: July 13 and 27, August 10 and 24, and


Preparation: Combine the yogurt, water

1 cup of organic plain yogurt

and orange juice in a blender and

1 cup water

process for a few seconds. Add the

¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

strawberries and process until blended,

1 cup frozen strawberries

then add the blueberries, raspberries,

1 ½ cups of frozen blueberries

flaxseeds and agave nectar and blend

½ cup frozen raspberries

until smooth. Serve immediately.

1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds

Variations: Add 1 tablespoon of

decrease your stress and build community

virgin coconut oil for additional healthy

and support with others. Harvested

fat and calories. For more protein, add a

produce will be available to share with

scoop of whey protein powder.

the entire Waterford Place community.

1 teaspoon agave nectar, honey or maple syrup

September 14 and 28 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sow and reap the benefits and joys of growing your own vegetables with other members of the Waterford Place community by joining the Gardening Club. Learn to grow your own food,

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S A L O N A N D S PA P R O GR AMS Simply Beautiful Skin Friday, July 8 • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, August 12 • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 9 • 10 to 11:30 a.m. Geralyn O’Brien, Licensed and Oncology-Focused Esthetician Developed to help you manage skin changes during cancer treatment, this class will demonstrate how to implement a skin care regimen with safe products and enhance your natural beauty using the timeless principle of simplicity. The same class is offered each month to accommodate different schedules. Simply Beautiful Hair Monday, July 18 • 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, August 15 • 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, September 19 • 2 to 3 p.m. Jenny Burns, Licensed Cosmetologist and Medical Hair Loss Expert If you need help managing hair changes related to cancer treatment, this class is for you. Topics to be covered include initial hair loss, wigs and head coverings, hair regrowth and safe products that can help with achieving your hair care goals. The class is

Waterford Place Wig Boutique and Salon

oncology-safe products, and addressing

By appointment only

skin-related issues.

Salon services are available for those experiencing hair loss due to cancer treatments. Services include addressing treatment-related hair changes, customizable complimentary wigs, wig care, options for head coverings, and assistance with styling hair as it grows back.

Oncology Facials By appointment only Geralyn O'Brien and Kate Romano, Licensed and Oncology-Focused Estheticians Cancer treatments may leave the skin dry, sensitive and lacking proper nutrients, and traditional skin care methods and

offered each month to accommodate

Oncology Massage

products can sometimes do more harm

different schedules.

By appointment only

than good. When skin is compromised, it

Michelle Haugen, LMT, CLT

needs products that are safe and gentle

Oncology massage combines compassion

to bring it back to health. Geralyn or Kate

and specialized massage treatments to

will assess your skin care needs and provide

decrease treatment-related side effects,

appropriate treatment to help restore and

reduce stress and pain, and improve

maintain healthy skin.

Put the Glow Back in Your Skin and Soul Wednesday, August 24 • 6:30 to 8 p.m. Geralyn O’Brien, Licensed and OncologyFocused Esthetician Sandy LaBianco-Brown, Certified Vibrational Sound Therapist

perceived quality of life.

UZIT (Urban Zen Integrative Therapy)

Join us for a relaxing facial and sound

Oncology Skin Care Consultations

Customized Comfort Session

healing experience that will leave you feeling

By appointment only

By appointment only

refreshed and renewed. Sit back in our zero

Geralyn O'Brien and Kate Romano,

Pam Riley-Valesh, RN, Certified Clinical

gravity chairs with a BelMondo facial sheet

Licensed and Oncology-Focused

Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Healing

mask, especially created for cancer patients.


Touch Spiritual Ministry Practitioner

Mask will stay on during the sound healing.

Individual consultations are available to

Urban Zen Integrative Therapy uses a variety

Please let us know if you are allergic or

help you manage skin changes due to

of complementary therapy modalities that

sensitive to any ingredient.

cancer treatment. Services include a

include breathwork, body awareness

comprehensive review of products and

meditation, restorative poses, Reiki and

cosmetics, recommendations for

essential oils to help ease discomfort.


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Sun Protection Tips

Stay safe in the sun during and after cancer treatment Geralyn O’Brien and Kate Romano, licensed and oncology-focused estheticians Summer fun usually means time in the sun. But if you have cancer, it’s important to take precautions when you spend time outside. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the sun safely. 1. Beware of skin sensitivities. Chemotherapy and medications associated with cancer treatment can cause the skin to be more sensitive to ultraviolet, or UV, rays. Parts of the body that have been treated with radiation will be more sensitive and are more likely to burn. Take proper precautions when out in the sun: Limit your time in the sun, apply sunscreen, wear sun-protective clothing and use an umbrella to make your own shade. 2. Protect yourself against swelling and lymphedema. Due to surgery, radiation and lymph node removal, many cancer patients are at risk of developing lymphedema, which is a localized swelling of the body. Heat, sunburns and mosquito bites can all trigger swelling and lymphedema in at-risk areas. Sun-protective clothing is made from fabric rated for its level of protection against UV rays. If you are at risk for lymphedema, SPF golf sleeves can protect your arms from UV rays while leaving them feeling cool and dry.

seek more protection from the sun’s rays. 4. Use sunscreen. Slather on SPF 30 to 50 before going out in the sun. Reapply after swimming or sweating or every hour for fair skin and every two

exposure to these ingredients may cause allergic reactions or other problems. To help keep your skin healthy, always wash sunscreen off at night and then use a hydrating moisturizer.

hours for darker skin tones, even when

5. Protect your eyes.

cloudy. Consider your own skin type and

Wear a wide-brimmed hat with at least a

sensitivity to the sun and modify as needed.

3-inch brim and UV-protectant sunglasses.

When properly applied, SPF 50 blocks 98%

Don’t forget to also protect your ears, lips

of UVB rays that produce sunburn.

and the top of your feet and hands.

Choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide and

6. Stay hydrated.

broad-spectrum protection — it protects you

Keep your body temperature regulated and

from both UVB and UVA rays (the latter

stay cool by being well-hydrated.

contribute to premature skin aging and cause wrinkles). Physical sunscreens that stay

3. Avoid the sun during peak periods.

on top of the skin to deflect damaging rays

Sun rays tend to be the strongest during

are best for those with sensitive skin since

peak hours — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plan outdoor

they are less likely to cause allergic reactions.

activities for the early morning or evening,

Some ingredients to avoid in sunscreens

and find a shady spot for taking a break. Pay

include fragrances, oxybenzone, octinoxate,

attention to the ultraviolet index, which can

retinol and salicylates, which are often listed

be found on your phone’s weather app. A

as trolamine salicylate, homesalate or

rating of eight or higher will require you to

butyloctyl-salicylate (BOS). Repeated

7. Wear sun-protective clothing. Sun-protective clothing absorbs or blocks UV rays. A highly effective form of protection against sun damage and skin cancer, sunprotective clothing is considered the single most effective form of sun protection — even more effective than sunscreen. Each garment has a rating that indicates how much UV radiation can penetrate its fabric.

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Contact Us

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