Guthrie Cancer Center Offers Survivorship Series

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 6 - 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month starting on March 8, through June. Meetings will be in the Guthrie Cancer Center Waiting Room on the fifth floor of the Guthrie Clinic building on the Sayre campus.

Guthrie Cancer Center Medical Social Worker Dawn Clover says, “The survivorship program supports cancer survivors as they transition from active treatment to post treatment. It 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:

March - Physical Therapy – Presented by Mike Fritzen, MSPT
April - Nutrition During Treatment and Beyond – Presented by Katharine Ward Freed, MS, RD, LDN, CDE
May - Cognitive Restoration "Chemo Brain" and Swallowing Issues – Presented by Dawn Sharpe, SLP, CCC
June - Moving Forward - Psychological Concerns – Presented by Yalitza Marrero, LPC

For more information, call Dawn Clover at 570-887-2721.

Guthrie Health is a community-based, not-for-profit health care system jointly formed by Guthrie Healthcare System (GHS) and Guthrie Clinic, also not-for-profit health care organizations. GHS provides inpatient, outpatient and home-based services through Corning Hospital, Troy Community Hospital, Robert Packer Hospital, and Guthrie Home Care and Guthrie Hospice. Guthrie Clinic provides primary and specialty physician services at 25 regional clinics. Guthrie Health provides care for 200,000 patients annually within its eleven-county area service area across the northern tier of Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York.