Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Cancer Survivor Day 2018 Takes Place in the Magnolia State

Cancer Survivor Day 2018 Takes Place in the Magnolia State

Hundreds of cities hold celebrations to recognize survivors.

Kettering Health Network held it's first Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday.

Cancer Survivors Day 2018 took place at The Belhaven Saturday.

Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and follow-up care, there are more than 15 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and that number is expected to grow to 20 million in the next few years.

Most people think cancer survivor means the person is cancer-free, but that's not the case.

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Pins were on the chests of survivors with the amount of time they had been fighting Cancer.

Organizers said the event was an opportunity for cancer survivors to meet with other survivors, celebrate how far they've come, and to show appreciation for family members, friends and healthcare professionals who have supported them.

This Cancer Survivors Day was part of a nation-wide effort.

It began with a welcome message by CCA Vice President Craig Ortego, followed by a patient testimonial and live music. The event will be hosted at East Waverly Park in Waverly from 1 to 4 p.m.

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