SwedishAmerican holds presentation to help people diagnosed with cancer


ROCKFORD (WREX) – Cancer can be a daunting challenge. But one medical group is looking to help make the journey easier for patients.

SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center held a presentation on Wednesday called More Than Skin Deep: How Cancer Impacts Body, Mind and Spirit. The event was free for patients receiving or have received treatment at the cancer center. Some of the topics discussed include dealing with physical changes during treatment, hair loss and hair replacement options and skin care.

“It gives them a feeling of ‘well there’s options out there,” said licensed cosmetologist Cindy Genrich. “What do I do?’ All of a sudden, their world is turned upside down, the hair is falling out, they have concerns about their skin. So by having a nice private class here, we can share about different things coming up, I can give them tips.”

SwedishAmerican will have other presentations on these topics throughout the year. The next presentation is on June 26 from 1 – 3 p.m. For more details on the event and other dates for presentations, click here.

Nick Landi

Nick Landi

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