The Dayton VA Medical Center is hosting its second annual Cancer Survivors Day May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4100 W. Third St., Bldg. 305, Dayton. Organizers say veterans’ cancer journeys will be honored by a day of joy, family, friends, education, music, refreshments and activities. (Metro News Service photo)

Dayton VA to join in National Cancer Survivors Day on May 31

As part of the 32nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day celebration, the Dayton VA Medical Center is hosting its second annual Cancer Survivors Day May 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4100 W. Third St., Bldg. 305, Dayton.

Organizers say veterans’ cancer journeys will be honored by a day of joy, family, friends, education, music, refreshments and activities.

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NCSD is an opportunity for cancer survivors to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones and acknowledge the contributions of the families, friends, healthcare providers and researchers who have supported them along the way.

It is a day for cancer survivors to stand together and show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, fulfilling and even inspiring.

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. In the United States alone, there are more than 16 million people living with a history of cancer.

Major advances in cancer prevention, early detection and treatment have resulted in longer survival. However, a cancer diagnosis can leave a host of problems in its wake. Physical, financial and emotional hardships often persist for years after diagnosis and treatment.

NCSD is a celebration of life and it is an opportunity to bring attention to these ongoing challenges faced by cancer survivors. Despite these difficulties, cancer survivors can live active, productive, inspiring lives.

For more information, call 937-268-6511 ext. 1188.

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