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September 12, 2011

Nutrition Program to Help Cancer Patients Cope with Treatment

Good nutrition during cancer treatment and helping cancer patients cope with nausea and other side effects of treatment are the topics of a free event sponsored by Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University and Memorial Medical Center.

The event, which is open to all cancer patients, regardless of where they receive treatment, will be held from noon - 1 p.m., Wednesday, October 5 at SCI, 315 W. Carpenter St., Springfield.

Nausea, lack of appetite and other side-effects are common during cancer treatment.  Sarah Rommesmo, clinical dietician at MMC, will lead the discussion.

Register by calling 217-545-0798 or on-line at and click on the link.

The mission of the Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU is to serve the people of central and southern Illinois by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through education, research, patient care and community service.  Its Web site is