David W Ririe, MD

May 28th, 2017

Cancer Survivors Day 2017

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life. It is a day set aside to celebrate those who have survived, to inspire those who have recently been diagnosed, to gather support for families and to reach out to the community. Each year on the first Sunday in June, thousands gather – including more than 14.5 million cancer survivors – to honor those whose lives have been touched by cancer and to show the world that life after cancer can be rewarding and even inspiring.

Whether a survivor, family member, friend, caregiver or medical professional, we have millions of reasons to celebrate and recognize all those who continue to be instrumental in helping you or a loved through the journey to survivorship. Today is also a day to raise public awareness and draw attention to the many ongoing challenges of survivorship and to help promote the need for more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve the quality of life for all those who have been touched by cancer.

We will hold an event at the Portneuf Wellness Complex to celebrate the hundreds of people who have passed through the Portneuf Cancer Center and for those who have been a part of the celebration of life. Thank you to everyone for celebrating, for sharing your stories of hope and for continuing to give strength to many.

Portneuf Cancer Center physicians have expertise in breast, lung, gastrointestinal, colorectal, gynecologic, urologic, orthopedic, prostate, skin, blood and liver cancers. Our interdisciplinary team brings together experts from different disciplines to deliver personalized therapies and treatments that follow published and acceptable treatment standards for cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment as established by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). The Network is a not-for-profit alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for cancer patients.

There are more than 100 types of cancer. They are commonly named for the organs or tissues where the cancers form, but they also may be described by the type of cell that formed them. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, we at Portneuf Cancer Center recognize and understand the importance of treating the whole person. A cancer diagnosis changes everything. Personalized, one-on-one care is important to ensure that each of our patients gets the information and resources they need. Each individual’s journey through cancer is unique; each page is filled with a story and each life is very special.

Our Cancer Center is fully accredited and provides a multidisciplinary, team-based, technologically advanced approach to care. Our program has been designed with you in mind so that we are able to provide clinical, diagnostic and support before, during and after treatment.

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