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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Available May 17 at SCI

April 20, 2018
A free skin cancer screening for Springfield area residents is scheduled from 5-7 p.m.

Women's Power Lunch Features Author, Cancer Survivor Donna Hartley

April 9, 2018

The 2018 Women’s Power Lunch Against Cancer is scheduled for Friday, April 27, and will feature Donna Hartley, a “Chicken Soup for the Soul” writer and author of the “Fire Up” book series and “Healing Meditation Insights.”

Simmons Cancer Institute to Provide Free Oral Cancer Screenings

March 21, 2018

Head and neck cancer can be a devastating diagnosis, says Arun Sharma, MD, assistant professor of surgery at SIU Medicine. But if diagnosed at an early stage, patients have an 80 percent survival rate, according to the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance.

Regular PSA Screenings Catch Prostate Cancer for Petersburg Man

March 9, 2018

“I can’t have cancer. That’s somebody else,” thought Richard Dennis when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dennis, a retired Petersburg resident, had been active his entire life, walking two to three miles a day and working in his yard.

Free Cancer Screenings Available March 24

February 28, 2018
Physicians from Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at SIU Medicine will provide free cancer screenings at Hillsboro Area Hospital (HAH), 1200 East Tremont in Hillsboro on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon.
 

HPV: The sexual virus you probably already have

January 16, 2018

Researchers estimate that nearly every sexually active male and female will at some point during their lives, play host to a sexually transmitted illness that can cause everything from genital warts and cervical cancer to neck and oral cancer.

Simmons Cancer Institute Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications

January 16, 2018
Applications for the 2018 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University Medicine are now being accepted through March 15.

Educate & Vaccinate

October 16, 2017

Spreading the word about HPV’s Highly Protective Vaccine

Written by Steve Sandstrom
Published in Aspects Magazine, Autumn 2017 (40-4)

 

'Light the Night Pink' to Celebrate Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors

October 11, 2017

Event to raise awareness for breast reconstruction

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