On the first Sunday in June brings the significant National Cancer Survivors Day, dedicated to the heroic people who had to face this dangerous diagnosis and survived. On this day, those who succumbed to this incurable disease are honored. Cancer treatment and talking about one’s personal experiences require courage.
Cancer survivors began to unite in 1986. A year later, the second conference, held in Albuquerque, decided to establish the tradition. The holiday against this deadly disease has been celebrated since 1988. Rallies, processions, and simultaneous live broadcasts have been held in cities. A public movement with the eloquent name Cancer Can Give started in 2019. This is a sign of society solidarity, providing opportunities for sick people.
Event is held on the first Sunday of June.
- Meetings and key events took place even during the period of strict restrictions. An online format was chosen.
- The event’s symbol is colored red and pink.
- Studies show patients undergoing chemotherapy might avoid concomitant negative symptoms, can even continue to maintain a normal lifestyle, engaging in light work.
- Chemotherapy is administered by injection. Sometimes medication in the form of tablets and cream are used.
Despite earlier reports, there I snow evidence that vitamins do not affect chemotherapy.
How to take part
Take part in a support event or organize your own meeting by applying to the NCSD. This structure helps carry out actions, providing speakers, doctors, and presentations to representatives of the press, raising awareness.
Life with a cancer diagnosis can be active and productive. Surrounded by caring people, miracles can happen and the disease can recede. Keep faith, fight for life. Love triumphs over death!
When is National Cancer Survivors Day celebrated in 2024?
National Cancer Survivors Day is observed on the first Sunday in June each year.