Registered Dietitians at St. Anthony can help address nutritional issues and symptoms such as constipation, uncontrolled diarrhea, severe taste changes or dry mouth, poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and other symptoms. They can also determine nutritional needs for those requiring tube feedings, and provide education to families on home feedings. For assistance or more information, contact Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes Services at 217-347-1288.
Breast Cancer Support Group and Wig Bank
HSHS St. Anthony’s Women’s Wellness offers a Breast Cancer Support Group in the Women’s Wellness Center. This group is open to all breast cancer patients and survivors, offering support, encouragement and education. They meet every other month on the fourth Thursday. There is no charge to attend.
St. Anthony’s Wig Bank, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, offers wigs of various styles and colors, free to all cancer patients in need of a wig.
For more information, contact Women’s Wellness at 217-347-1571.
HSHS Home Care Southern Illinois offers four counseling sessions at no charge. Dependent on their needs, patients may meet with a social worker or counselor.