News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 21, 2013

Experts join Paris Hospital for cancer program


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — The Cancer Friendship Group at Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center will sponsor a free program in September to discuss the importance of early cancer detection and prevention.

“Looking Out For #1: When Cancer Strikes” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. CDT on Sept. 10, in the hospital’s Visiting Specialty Clinic.

The program will feature a panel of cancer experts and survivors. Rachel Massey, registered nurse at PCH/FMC, will facilitate the discussion. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and participate in an open discussion.

Panelists will include the following:

• Sang Huh, M.D., oncologist from Providence Medical Center in Terre Haute. Huh also sees patients in the PCH/FMC Visiting Specialty Clinic.

• Shelly Roark, family nurse practitioner from Brownsburg Family Medical Center in Brownsburg. Roark is also a breast cancer survivor.

• Betty Porter, a resident of Paris. Porter is a cancer survivor and a member of the PCH/FMC Cancer Friendship Group.

• A representative from the American Cancer Society.

The public is invited to attend this free event. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Sept. 4 by leaving a message for Carolyn Sutton, licensed clinical social worker at PCH/FMC, at 217-465-2606, ext. 290.

Established in January 2003, the Cancer Friendship Group is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2013. The group offers a network of encouragement and compassion for all cancer survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers within our community. New members are always welcome.