National Cancer Survivors Day 2021
June 6, 2021 is a special holiday for us to honor and encourage those fighting cancer with National Cancer Survivors Day. Celebrated annually on the first Sunday of June, National Cancer Survivors Day is more than just a day for those who are in remission, it celebrates all persons who are fighting cancer actively, because anyone who is a fighting is a survivor.
“ It’s a day for everyone to join in solidarity with cancer survivors around the world, to raise awareness of the ongoing challenges cancer survivors face because of their disease, and – most importantly – to celebrate life,” according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation website.
The holiday also acknowledges the role of loved ones like friends and family in fighting cancer and health care providers and partners who help support those battling cancer.
In the United States, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and around 600,000 will lose the fight to cancer in 2021 as well, according to the American Cancer Society. The prevalence of cancer in the U.S. makes it that much more important to be aware of the ways in which cancer affects so many peoples’ daily lives.
Cancer treatment begins with early detection, and at Diagnostic Imaging Northwest, we are dedicated to providing high quality diagnostic imaging services which can help identify cancerous masses before they spread. We offer preventative mammography screenings, which can be performed without a referral. Our clinics also offer CT colonography and low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for patients who may be at risk for colon or lung cancer, respectively.
We are proud to be partners with our community in fighting cancer, whether through diagnostic services to recognizing the cancer survivors and their loved ones in our neighborhood. To learn more about National Cancer Survivors Day and the NCSD Foundation, you can connect with cancer survivors and supporters around the world on Sunday, June 6, by using the hashtag #NCSD2021 and following National Cancer Survivors Day® on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
“Leading up to National Cancer Survivors Day®, the NCSD Foundation urges everyone to spread the message that life after cancer is about more than just survival,” according to the Foundation’s website.