Support Cancer Survivors: June 2

According to the National Cancer Institute, as of January 2019, there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States.  We all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Because of this, Comprehensive Cancer Centers is proud to support National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Now in its 32nd year, National Cancer Survivors Day is a worldwide celebration of all survivors to recognize them as an inspiration for those who recently completed treatment, those going through treatment as well as those who are just facing a diagnosis.

According to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer, from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

National Cancer Survivors Day gives cancer survivors an opportunity to share their stories, connect with other survivors, celebrate personal milestones, and recognize those who have supported them. It also gives communities a chance to stand alongside these survivors and raise awareness about the disease and call attention to the challenges of cancer survivorship, but also highlights resources and the advances being made in treatment and research. The ultimate goal is to improve cancer survivor’s quality of life.

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation offers free guidance, education, networking resources and assistance to hundreds of hospitals, support groups and other cancer-related organizations that host official National Cancer Survivors Day events in their communities.

As the number of cancer survivors continues to grow in Southern Nevada, it is becoming even more important to address the unique needs of this population. In addition to facing a serious illness, cancer survivors must contend with drug costs, inadequate insurance coverage, difficulty finding and keeping employment, and ongoing physical, psychological, and financial struggles that persist even after treatment ends.

#CelebrateLife for National Cancer Survivors Day

Leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day, Comprehensive Cancer Centers urges everyone to spread the message that life after cancer is something worth celebrating, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors is worth fighting for.  The day is an excellent time to let a survivor know you’re thinking of them by sending a text, email or calling them. You can also share a message of support on social media using the hashtag #celebratelife.

Suggested posts:

  • Life after cancer is something worth celebrating. And a better quality of life for ALL cancer survivors is worth fighting for. Let’s #CelebrateLife and raise awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship on National Cancer Survivors Day, June 2. #NCSD2019
  • My (LOVED ONE) has been a cancer survivor for (#) years. I am proud to show my support and #CelebrateLife this National Cancer Survivors. #NCSD2019
  • Today is National Cancer Survivors Day. I am proud to #CelebrateLife and support all the survivors as well as those going through treatment. #NCSD2019

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help

Comprehensive Cancer Centers is proud to celebrate our survivors on National Cancer Survivors Day and every day. We are also proud to offer patients facing a diagnosis or currently going through treatment access to world-class care and groundbreaking research. We have been in the community for more than 40 years and our patients are the driving factor behind all our efforts from recruiting the best medical talent, investing in the newest technologies and participating in the latest clinical trials.  If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, call 702-952-3350 to schedule an appointment.

The content in this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.