WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” to focus on Colorectal Cancer this March. | WVIA

WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” to focus on Colorectal Cancer this March.

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PITTSTON, Pa. – WVIA-TV’s Call the Doctor, hosted by Dr. Lauren Hazzouri, will feature two all new episodes this month talking about the subject of colorectal cancer.


The goal is to help viewers recognize the importance of screenings for colorectal cancer, while supplying them with direct contact to local resources.


The first episode will premiere Wednesday, March 2 at 7 p.m. and will focus on methods of prevention. Interviewed panelists for the episode include: Joan Grossman, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science and Sport, The University of Scranton, Andy Faucett, MS, LGC, Director of Policy and Education, Office of the Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger Health System, Pardeep Bansal MD,  Gastroenterologist, Commonwealth Health, Mark V. White, M.D., M.P.H., The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC), Associate Professor of Epidemiology, and Director, Public Health Education and Programs and Anthony Wylie, DO, Family Medicine Physician, Geisinger Health System.


The second episode will premiere Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. on WVIA-TV and will focus on diagnosing and surviving colorectal cancer. Interviewed panelists for the episode include: Jeffrey Gryn, MD, Medical Oncologist, Hematology Oncology Associates of NE PA, Christopher Peters, MD, Medical Director, Radiation Oncologist and Northeast Radiation Oncology Center (NROC), Joseph P. Bannon, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Chairman, Dept. of Surgery, The Regional Hospital of Scranton, Laura Toole, LCSW, Director of Community and Patient Services, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Renee Taylor, RN, OCN, Nurse Navigator, Hematology Oncology Associates of NE PA and Penny Cunningham, Founder, Candy’s Place.


The episodes will also feature testimonials from Hunter Jones, Karen Clifford and Nicole Buchard, Lynn M. Frisbee and more.


Encore presentations of “Call the Doctor Colorectal Cancer: Prevention” and “Call the Doctor Colorectal Cancer: Diagnosis & Survivorship” will be shown throughout the month on WVIA-TV.


For more information on WVIA-TV’s “Call The Doctor” visit wvia.org/ctd.


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