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Raising awareness of cancer survivorship

Today, medical experts join us to help send the message that life after cancer is something worth celebrating, and a better quality of life for cancer survivors is worth fighting for.

 

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National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated annually on June 5. It’s a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community.

Who is a cancer survivor?

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer — from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.

In raising awareness of the challenges of cancer survivorship, MD Anderson designates this week as Cancer Survivorship Week by hosting online activities June 5-11, 2022.

But we begin today by celebrating survivors — those who have battled cancer head on. We devote the program to better understanding cancer, how we avoid it, treat it, and recover from it.

Guests:

Dr. Emily Tonorezos

Dr. Welela Tereffe, MD, MPH

Dr. Vlad Sandulache, MD, PhD

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