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OMC Hosting a Free Education Dinner on Cancer Prevention and Treatment on Oct. 29

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. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the OMC Parkway Center. It is free, but reservations are required by calling 417-257-6735.

Dianne Richardson, RN, Interim Executive Director of Nursing, formerly Interim Director of OMC Cancer Treatment Center and an Oncology Registered Nurse for 50 years, will be the guest speaker.

Dr. Barjinder Singh, Board Certified Oncologist at OMC Cancer Treatment Center, will be on hand for an interactive Question/Answer session. As an oncologist, Dr. Singh works with cancer patients to develop a personalized care plan for their cancer treatment.

In 2019, more than 1.7 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, which translates to more than 4,800 new cases a day. 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 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.

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 417-257-5900.

Dianne Richardson, R.N., Interim Executive Director of Nursing, Ozarks Medical Center

Barjinder Singh, M.D. Board-Certified Medical Oncologist, OMC Cancer Treatment Center

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