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Cancer patients can learn about topics ranging from the side effects of chemo and radiation to how clinical trials work at the upcoming Lunch and Learn sessions at MCI. Registered Dietitian Nancy Brumfield spoke Jan. 26 about how cancer patients can improve their diet, including tips to add flavor to foods that no longer "taste right."
The free meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at noon in the MCI second-floor multipurpose room. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 251-445-9819.
Among the upcoming sessions:
Feb. 29 – “Understanding Your Treatment Care Plan” (Meredith Jones, RN, quality assurance manager at MCI)
March 29 – “Community Resources and Navigation Services” (Cathy Tinnea, nurse navigator, MCI)
April 26 – “Coping with Side Effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Treatments” (nurse practitioner)
May 24 – “How Clinical Trials Can Benefit You and Others” (clinical trial nurse)
June 28 – “Psychological Support for Cancer Patients and Their Families” (Elise Labbe-Coldsmith, Ph.D.)
July 26 – “What You Need to Know About Complementary and Herbal Therapies” (Dr. Thomas Butler, medical oncologist, MCI)
Aug. 30 – “Eating Right for the Cancer Fight, Summer Edition” (Nancy Brumfield, RDN)
Sept. 27 – “How to be a Cancer Survivor and Develop Your Care Plan” (Leigh Minchew, WHNP - BC)
Oct. 25 – “What You Need to Know About Genetic Testing” (Wilma Baliem, CNP)
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