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OMC Hosting a Free Education Dinner on Your Health and Cancer Prevention on Oct. 23

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 417-257-6793.

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.

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