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'Sexuality After Cancer Treatment' Author to Present at Simmons Cancer Institute

September 20, 2018
Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine and Susan G. Komen Memorial will host an evening with Judy Kneece, nurse and author of “Sexuality After Cancer Treatment, the Guide to Restoring Your Sex Life,” at 6 pm, Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI), 315 W.

'Mammogram Mondays' Begin in October

September 11, 2018
Area health organizations have added two new locations to their list of sites offering free mammograms in October: Taylorville and Hillsboro. Women who are uninsured or under-insured can receive a free mammogram each Monday in October.

IDPH unveils Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan 2016-2021

June 26, 2018

In collaboration with the Illinois Cancer Partnersh

Is the HPV vaccine safe for my child?

June 20, 2018

As parents consider having their children vaccinated to prepare for the next school year, the HPV vaccine (for human papillomavirus) is one that sometimes attracts attention.

Simmons Cancer Institute to Host HPV Roundtable for Parents

June 1, 2018

Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU Medicine will host “The ABC’s of HPV” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21.

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.

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