A patient is considered a survivor from the time she is diagnosed with cancer throughout the duration of her life. June is recognized as Cancer Survivors Month and it is a time to support your loved ones in their survivorship journey. CCGYN is committed to helping you and your family throughout your journey. Every month we send out our survivorship newsletter which includes tips, inspiration, and a variety of upcoming events for our patients. Read below for more information on what is included in the monthly newsletter! If you would like to receive the newsletter, click here to join!
June is National Cancer Survivor Month. It is time to pause and celebrate our family members, friends, and co-workers that have survived cancer! June is also a time to support those who are currently going through cancer treatment. They are all survivors!
Survive comes from the Latin word “vivere” which means “to live.” A cancer survivor is a person engaged in the process of living with, through, and beyond cancer.
The good news is that there are 14 million cancer survivors in the United States!
Thanks to advances in patient care, medicines, medical techniques, and scientific research as well as detecting cancer earlier through screening, over half of the people with cancer are living at least 5 years after diagnosis.
Surviving cancer can be challenging. Sometimes, survivors can face physical and emotional changes, financial hardship, a possibility of the cancer returning, and possible long-term side
effects of their treatment.