Approximately 1,000 local-area cancer survivors and their guests, caregivers, and medical staff from Memorial Sloan-Kettering's outpatient treatment centers on Long Island are expected to gather at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on June 19 in observance of National Cancer Survivors Day®. This annual event allows patients treated at the Center's facilities in Commack, Hauppauge, and Rockville Centre to connect with other survivors, celebrate milestones in their cancer journey, and recognize the healthcare providers, families, and friends who have supported them along the way.
Dr. Craig Thompson, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will deliver the keynote address.
There are approximately 12 million cancer survivors in the United States, many of whom face a number of challenges, such as hindered access to cancer specialists and promising new treatments, inadequate or no insurance, financial hardships, employment problems, and psychological struggles. Memorial Sloan-Kettering's survivorship celebration gives patients and staff the opportunity to demonstrate that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, active, and productive, despite these difficulties.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Survivorship Center offers resources specifically designed for cancer survivors, including information about follow-up medical care, cancer screening services, and emotional support.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Commack provides the same outstanding cancer care as other Memorial Sloan-Kettering facilities in an outpatient center that is convenient for residents of Long Island. For more information, go to http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/suburban-outpatient/msk-center-commack.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Skin Cancer Center Hauppauge provides state-of-the-art skin cancer care in a location that is convenient for residents of Long Island. For more information, go to http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/suburban-outpatient/msk-center-hauppauge.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Rockville Centre provides state-of-the-art outpatient cancer care in a location that is convenient for residents of Nassau, western Suffolk, and Queens Counties. For more information, go to http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/suburban-outpatient/msk-center-rockville-centre.
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