National Cancer Survivors’ Day

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Every year on the first Sunday of June, we celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day. Taking place on June 4th, this year, we use National Cancer Survivors Day as a way to recognize and celebrate those that have won their battle with cancer.

National Cancer Survivors Day sheds light on this diseases by showing that life after a cancer diagnosis is possible. National Cancer Survivors Day brings hope to a situation which at first can seem insurmountable.

Finding Support for Cancer Treatment

Whether you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s absolutely crucial to stay close to your friends and family. The last thing anyone diagnosed with cancer wants to do is to bury themselves into their own secluded world.

Spend time looking around online and in your local community for groups of people that have already survived cancer and their treatment. Finding and being around survivors of cancer can greatly improve the cancer treatment process by giving the individual hope, which is sometimes a contributor to the rate of success with any kind of treatment.

Preventing Treatment Through Early Detection

One of the most effective ways to treat or even prevent cancer is to catch it in its earliest stages. Through cervical cancer screening or a pap test, for example, women and their doctors can spot the early signs of cancer development. When cancer of any form is detected in its earliest stages, it is easier to treat and has a much higher chance of the treatment being successful.

In some cases, it may even be possible to completely prevent cancer from developing any further, which is why it’s so important to visit your doctor regularly for cancer detection tests. Like the cervical cancer test or Pap smear, there are tests available for both men and women and for the various forms of cancer.

North County Health Services puts a large emphasis on cancer prevention and treatment. If you have not had your regular cancer screening this year or would like to set up a regular appointment, check out our cervical cancer screening page. You can give us a call to learn more or to set up your appointment.