National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors DayThis Sunday, June 5 is the 24th annual National Cancer Survivor Day, and invites you to join us in celebration and acknowledgement of this very important day.

National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration of life that’s usually held on the first Sunday in June. People all across the United States, Canada and other participating countries unite on this day to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can still be full of hope and meaning.

The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, a registered non-profit organization, supports a number of healthcare institutions, including hospitals and support groups, in holding a range of community events on National Cancer Survivors Day.

If you or someone you care about is living with or beyond cancer, or if you just want to show your support, contact your local cancer treatment center, hospital or your local Cancer Society. They will be able to connect you to events planned for your area.

National Cancer Survivors DayA “cancer survivor” is defined as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. National Cancer Survivors Day allows cancer survivors to demonstrate that they are an active, productive part of their community.

While National Cancer Survivor Day exists to celebrate the courage and accomplishments of cancer survivors, it is also a day to raise awareness of the challenges they face after diagnosis, including lack of access to effective treatments, inadequate insurance, financial hardships, employment problems, and emotional and psychological issues. is proud to support health-related charities by donating BioMats for use and to raise money. For more information about National Cancer Survivors Day, please visit

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  • Thembi

    jon- first of all take some deep breaths. Sounds like you are comepltely OVERWHELMED and frightened. The very first thing you need to do is try and relax. You’re not dead and you’re not dying! You have lots of life left. Try to get it into your mind this is not the END of anything, but the beginning. You are going back to school and you have a lot to learn. You are already doing well by getting a second opinion. See, you can do something. You are not helpless. You also posted on this site. Your numbers are incomplete, whats your PSA? What lead to you getting a biopsy? This didn’t happen to you overnight, so TAKE some time to decide and LEARN what YOU want to do about it. It is only natural that you take some time to learn about as many options as possible. When you get confused and angry ( and you will ) step back, take a breath and try to take just ONE more step. Not 2 or 4, but just one more step. The fact that there isn’t just one treatment for PC makes for a bumpy ride. On the other hand it also helps put you into CONTROL. You need to become your best friend and advocate. Your partner can also be of great help. Building yourself a good support group is invaluable. Different people can help you in different ways. Don’t worry if you stumble and fall, we all do. Just get up and back on your path. Hope some of this is of use to you be kind, gentle and demanding kapm