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UHS supports cancer survivors as they celebrate life

SH_May_20173_uhsnet.jpgNational Cancer Survivors’ Day is an annual, treasured "Celebration of Life" that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide and around the world on the first Sunday in June. It is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community. On Survivors’ Day, thousands of people across the globe pause to honor cancer survivors and show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding and even inspiring.

It’s a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, family member, friend or medical professional. It provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It’s also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship to promote more resources, research and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors’ Day Foundation defines a survivor as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. UHS offers the Southern Tier's most exceptional cancer care, from screening and diagnosis to treatment, survivorship programs and support services.

Patients can trust that they're getting the highest level of care and treatment for a wide range of conditions through our commitment to sophisticated, comprehensive cancer care that is evidenced by several accreditations, including:

  • Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons
  • National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
  • American College of Radiology Oncology Practice
  • American College of Radiology

An oncologist, or cancer specialist, will be the person's lead provider for their treatment, and other physicians and clinicians will contribute to the development of a complete care plan. Patients benefit from our multi-disciplinary team approach. Providers come together frequently to share information about the latest developments in the field and advise each other on diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Moreover, the patient's cancer care relationship with UHS doesn’t stop when they are declared cancer-free. With help from a cancer care coordinator, the patient can find the cancer support services they need, post-treatment, to help them get on with life and thrive.

These services include:
Cancer rehabilitation including our HOPE Program
Cancer support groups
• Dedicated support from oncology social workers
• Dietary assistance
• Survivorship plans
• Tobacco-cessation help
• Transportation assistance to medical appointments

UHS is proud to be a top cancer care center, and to celebrate the courage, determination and extraordinary lives of its many cancer survivors. For additional information on the cancer related services UHS offers, visit uhs.net.