Panel of Experts to Discuss Cancer – From Diagnosis to Being a Survivor and Beyond

February 18, 2019


Evangelical Community Hospital offers a comprehensive team of professionals covering all areas of cancer survivorship including what defines a survivor and being able to manage areas of life impacted by cancer care including, diet, physical rehabilitation, the role palliative medicine can play in managing the disease, and what resources for survivorship are available at Evangelical.

A panel discussion focused on cancer survivorship will be held at Evangelical Community Hospital on Thursday, April 4, 2019, in the Apple Conference Rooms located at the rear of the O’Keefe Dining Room. A complimentary meal will be offered at 5:30 pm with the talk starting at 6:30 pm.

Time will be spent addressing how a cancer diagnosis impacts all aspects of life and what survivorship means in terms of the way an individual can approach the disease. 

Areas of interest include diet and the connection it shares with cancer including what to eat before, during, and after cancer treatment and how to manage food-related side effects. Physical therapy and common reasons a patient might benefit from a physical therapy referral as they recover from surgery and/or treatment. A discussion of palliative medicine and how using this specialty as a resource can help patients manage illness through controlling the symptoms that accompany it while maximizing quality of life through addressing a full spectrum of patient concerns.

The panel of experts includes: Kathryn Giorgini, DO, Palliative Medicine of Evangelical; Ryan McNally, CES, Wellness Educator, Community Health and Wellness; Christina O’Rourke, RDN, LDN, Dietitian-Nutritionist; and J. Clint Stetler, MSPT, CLT, Physical Therapy of Evangelical. 

The panel discussion is an opportunity speak to experts about the wide-range of medical and lifestyle concerns related to cancer and to tap into the resources that support survivorship before, during, and after treatment.

The event is open to the public. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 570-768-3200 or by visiting www.evanhospital.com.


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