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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day with luncheon—June 7, 2013

Sugar Land, TX - 4/12/2013

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital will join over 14 million American cancer survivors in observing the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD) this year. Hundreds of communities worldwide will host events to celebrate life and demonstrate that there is hope. The contributions of the families, friends and health care providers who support cancer survivors will also be recognized.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day Celebration 2012Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Survivors Day Celebration 2012

“Come learn how surviving cancer is more than just living. It’s an attitude about life and living each day to the fullest,” says Frances Goerlich, director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center. “You will find our community’s NCSD event filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, faith, and love as we honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage.”

“National Cancer Survivors Day is a great opportunity for cancer survivors, caregivers, friends and family to come together and affirm the possibility of quality of life after a diagnosis of cancer,” added Clive Shkedy, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center.

A “survivor” is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation. Cancer survivors may face many challenges such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, financial hardships, employment problems and psychological struggles. “Despite these difficulties, cancer survivors can live active, productive lives,” says Dr. Shkedy.

Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center welcomes all local cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians and staff to join us as we honor the survivors living with a history of cancer in America today. The Cancer Survivors Day celebration and luncheon will be held Friday, June 7 from 11:45-1:00 p.m. at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s conference center. RSVP Required. Call 281-274-7500 or email SLRSVP@tmhs.org to reserve a seat.