OMC Hosting a Free Education Dinner on Your Health and Cancer Prevention
on Oct. 23
Join Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) for a free health education dinner and
get answers to your questions about improving your overall health and
cancer prevention. The dinner is Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., at
the OMC Parkway Center. It is free, but reservations are required by calling
Dr. Magdy Giurgius, Board Certified General Surgeon at Ozarks Medical Center
Surgical Specialists Clinic, will be the primary presenter and moderator.
There will be an interactive discussion with a panel of OMC experts, as
well as a representative from the American Cancer Society.
In 2018, more than 1.7 million people will be
diagnosed with cancer in the United States. Cancer is not a single disease but a
group of related diseases. In addition to the physical problems and emotional
distress caused by cancer, the high costs of care are also a burden to patients,
their families, and to the public. Many things in our
genes, our lifestyle, and the environment around us may increase or decrease
our risk of getting cancer.
Scientists are studying many different ways to help prevent cancer.
Dr. Giurgius joined OMC Surgical Specialists Clinic in 2015. Dr. Guirgius
graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt in
1995. He obtained his Master degree in 2000, during his general surgery
residency at the University of Alexandria Hospital, with his thesis on
Early Detection of Breast Cancer. Dr. Giurgius practiced as a general
surgeon in Kuwait for six years working in a level one trauma Hospital
where he also performed advanced laparoscopic procedures. In 2006, he
moved to the United States and served as a chief resident at the University
of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He completed his Fellowship in
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri
in Columbia, MO. In 2017, Dr. Giurgius was inducted as a Fellow into the
American College of Surgeons (ACS).
The OMC Expert Panel will also include Ben Yan, MD, Radiation Oncologist;
Barjinder Singh, MD, Medical Oncologist; Jennifer Lambert, DO, Family
Medicine; Susan Kenslow, ANP, BC-Nurse Practitioner; Tracy Riley, RN,
Charge Nurse- Chemotherapy Suite; Alexandra Malisheski, RN, Charge Nurse-Medical Oncology
OMC’s Cancer Treatment Center was designed with patients' comfort
and safety in mind and is equipped to provide high-quality, compassionate
care to patients in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas.
Located inside the Shaw Medical Building, they offer their patients the
same leading edge cancer treatment they can receive in progressive cancer
treatment centers across the country. Their compassionate, personalized
approach provides their patients with comprehensive and effective cancer care.
For more information, contact the OMC Cancer Treatment Center at 417-255-5900.