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Monthly Cancer Awareness

JUNE IS OBSERVED AS A NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR MONTH

          June is usually observed as a National Cancer Survivor Month. Every day, there are people across the world being diagnosed with cancer. These newly diagnosed persons would likely to absorb more information about their new diagnosis, they are also curious to know more about the treatment procedure. A cancer survivor month is to celebrate life and encourage those persons who are still battling cancer, as well as their families; bringing hope that survivorship is possible.

         To help raise awareness about living as a cancer survivor, June was designated as National Cancer Survivor Month; these special events exist as a celebration for those who have survived from cancer.

         Cancer survivors often face increased physical, financial and mental burdens from their diagnosis and treatment. They also have a higher risk of being diagnosed with the same cancer again, as well as other cancers or health conditions.

        These Cancer survivors may also face mental health issues like depression and anxiety. Special attention and care should be given to tackle these issues, instead of ignoring them and letting them become worse. Hence cancer survivor meet are specifically organize for the people affected with cancer with a platform to share their experience and thoughts. Such gatherings allow members to connect and have conversations with people who are in the same situation. Cancer survivors meet allows patients to have a feeling of ‘togetherness’ and discard the feeling of loneliness in their struggles and fight against cancer. These gathering encourage individuals by supporting among themselves, sharing their unique experience and challenges during and after treatments.  Fortunately, cancer survivors can take steps to help ensure they are able to live healthy and positive lives and prevent long-term side effects. 

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