June 1 is Cancer Survivors Day. The day is a celebration for those who have had cancer and represents a source of support and inspiration for those recently diagnosed, along with their families and caregivers.
The day provides an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones, and recognize the, family, and friends who have supported them along the way. Here are a selection of cancer survivor stories previously featured in which individuals share their personal journey.
Gaetano Scroco recalls his experiences when first diagnosed with Papillary Thyroid cancer:
Chris Matthews shares her breast cancer journey talking candidly about her physical and emotional reactions during her experience:
Emma Whitehead, a then 6-year old who was suffering from leukemia, was the subject of a short film. Her story is nothing short of remarkable:
Survivors Day encourages a greater commitment to resolving quality of life issues for cancer survivors and paves the way for better education on reducing cancer risk factors and to detect cancer earlier.