Celebrating Cancer Survivors

June 2 is National Cancer Survivor’s Day, a time to celebrate those who have survived cancer, inspire those recently diagnosed and support families. It’s a day to take pause and honor everyone who has been touched by cancer, and an opportunity to create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.

What can you do to celebrate National Cancer Survivor’s Day?

  • Join the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3. CPS-3 is a study conducted by the American Cancer Society for individuals who have not been previously diagnosed with cancer. It aims to better understand how lifestyle factors impact cancer risk. Though it is a 20-year study, commitment is minimal. Participants are only asked to complete an initial exam and fill out questionnaires every two to three years. Learn more.
  • Commit to keeping an open dialogue with your primary care provider. After completing cancer treatment, many patients are reluctant to continue talking about cancer with their primary care providers or internal medicine physicians. However, studies have shown that cancer survivors are at greater risk for developing secondary diseases. It’s vital to continue having open communication with your physicians. The Women’s Health Center is creating a specific program to address the needs of cancer survivors. We’re here to help connect the dots and transition patients forward from cancer, with the best care and attention possible. Our Cancer Survivorship Program will open in West Chester this summer.

Learn more about National Cancer Survivor’s Day.

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