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May 18, 2011

Program to Help Cancer Patients Cope with Treatment Side Effects

Good nutrition and its role in helping patients cope with nausea and other side effects during treatment will be addressed during a free event in June in Springfield.  The event is sponsored by Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Memorial Medical Center (MMC).

The program, which is open to all cancer patients regardless of where they receive treatment, will be held 12-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Simmons Cancer Institute, 315 W. Carpenter.

Good nutritional choices can help with nausea, lack of appetite and side effects during cancer treatment.  Sarah Rommesmo, clinical dietician at MMC, will lead the discussion.

Register by calling 217-545-0798 weekdays or go on-line at www.siumed.edu/cancer/ and click on the registration link.

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