The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center is dedicated to supporting the health education needs of the community. An annual benefit funds the Resource Center as well as the Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program, including sponsorship of the Myra Rubenstein Weis Cancer Survivorship Seminars.
Located at Highland Park Hospital, the Resource Center is a private place to obtain information when making healthcare decisions.
Visitors are welcome to stop by to browse our collection and enjoy our relaxing environment between appointments or during other idle time in the hospital.
Our personal, confidential assistance is available free of charge to help you find the health information you need. Our hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information or to request services, call the
Resource Center Coordinator at 847.480.2727 or email
In the Spotlight.....
The term cancer survivor refers to a person who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis throughout his or her life. The impact of cancer on family members, friends, and caregivers of survivors is also acknowledged as part of the survivorship. Cancer survivors often face physical, emotional, social, and financial challenges as a result of their diagnosis and treatment. The good news is that today more and more people are living longer and better lives than people in previous decades did after a cancer diagnosis.
How many people are cancer survivors depends on the definition used. About 14 million Americans alive today—one in 30 people–are either currently undergoing treatment for cancer or have done so in the past.
Currently nearly 65% of adults diagnosed with cancer in the developed world are expected to live at least five years after the cancer is discovered. Many new developments in treatment, research and options of care are part of the reasons the prognosis is getting better and better for people who become affected by this disease.
Did you know......
NorthShore University HealthSystem offers numerous clinical trials for different types of cancers. Please call the Kellogg Cancer Care Center at 847.570.2110 for more information.