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Cancer 101 presentation informs patients, as well as the public
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Virtually anyone could benefit from information that will be shared during the next interactive televideo presentation at St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center, said Susan Krigel, PhD, program facilitator.
The program is called “Cancer 101” and is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 in the basement-level St. Dominic Room at St. Rose.
“This Cancer 101 presentation was created to help cancer survivors and the general public learn about the basics of cancer,” Krigel said. “Survivors benefit because when they are diagnosed with cancer, they are hit with a barrage of information about the diagnosis itself, scans, other tests and treatment options.
“Even after completing treatment,” Krigel continued, “they still may have questions regarding the basics of cancer and cancer-related subjects.”
Topics at the St. Rose session will include:
•    How cancer begins
•    How cancer may spread
•    Causes of cancer
•    Risk factors
•    Cancer screenings
•    Cancer prevention
•    Cancer myths
“If you are confused by all the terms frequently associated with cancer, this is the program for you,” Krigel said. “We encourage the community to join us for this educational session.”
Krigel is a licensed psychologist with the Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA) and an adjunct assistant professor of psychology at The University of Kansas Medical Center.
St. Rose is a member of MCA, the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
    St. Rose also is a member of the Centura Health family, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.