June is National Cancer Survivor’s Month

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June is National Cancer Survivor Month. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), an individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis until the end of life. In addition, because a cancer diagnosis also affects family members, friends, and caregivers, they too are considered cancer survivors.

The NCI estimates there are approximately 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States. By 2026, the NCI estimates that the population of cancer survivors will exceed 20 million, due in large part to earlier detection and more effective treatment options available today (www.cancer.gov). We honor all cancer survivors in Hawaii, and around the world. #ICanCerVive #HawaiiChidlrensCancerFoundation