Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie Cancer Center will hold an educational series on survivorship for cancer survivors and their loved ones. The series of four seminars will cover common areas of concern for cancer survivors such as fatigue, nutrition, “chemobrain” and stress/anxiety.
The sessions will take place from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month starting on April 2 through July 2. Meetings will be in the Blue Conference Room on the 4th floor of the Guthrie Clinic building on the Sayre campus.
Guthrie Cancer Center Medical Social Worker Dawn Clover, LCSW says, “Cancer survivorship is defined as anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer. This program is designed to provide the survivor with knowledge of the long term side effects of treatment, as well as the tools to enhance their physical and psychological well-being.”
Topics in the series will include:
• April 2 - Cancer Related Fatigue – Presented by Mike Fritzen, MSPT
• May 7 - Nutrition After Cancer Treatment – Presented by Katharine Ward Freed, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
• June 4 - Cognitive Restoration "Chemo Brain" and Swallowing Issues – Presented by Dawn Sharpe, SLP, CCC
• July 2- Moving Forward - Psychological Concerns – Presented by Yalitza Marrero, LPC
For more information, call Dawn Clover, LCSW at 570-887-2721.
Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.