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Contact: Linda J. Johnson
WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
(716) 664-8614

WCA Hospital Offers Free Class on Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

Jamestown, New York (Monday, August 18, 2014)—The WCA Hospital cancer care team is offering a free education class, “Nutrition Every Cancer Survivor Should Know About” for patients diagnosed with cancer undergoing surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment.  The general public, healthcare givers and patient families are also encouraged and invited to attend this informational nutrition class.  The class will be held on Wednesdays on October 1, 2014, December 3, 2014, February 4, 2015, April 1, 2015, and June 3, 2015 at 2:00 p.m., at the WCA Cancer Treatment Center Conference Room, located at Jones Memorial Health Center, a division of WCA Hospital, 51 Glasgow Avenue, Jamestown. 

Early registration is encouraged.  To register for one of the class dates, call WCA Hospital Wellness at (716) 664-8677.  Free parking and a light snack will be provided.

For many patients diagnosed with cancer, the effects from cancer treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation make it difficult to eat or drink. 

WCA Hospital Registered Dietitian Bethann Holthouse, MS RD, will discuss how good nutrition is important for patients diagnosed with cancer.  Attendees will learn how eating the right kinds of foods before, during, and after cancer treatment can help individuals feel better and stay strong.

Many side effects from cancer and cancer treatment can affect a person’s ability to eat properly including the loss of appetite, mouth sores, dry mouth, trouble swallowing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain or depression and anxiety. 

“The cumulative effects from cancer treatment can cause havoc on the body’s ability to tolerate even the thought of food,” says Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health and Wellness Director.  “Our nutrition program gives patients, their families and healthcare givers, and the general public tips on how to manage good nutrition before, during and after cancer treatment.  

Registration is encouraged by calling Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health and Wellness Director, at (716) 664-8677 or e-mail at   To learn more about the WCA Hospital Cancer Care Program, visit

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