There is one day in June when every person in the Anchorage area should rejoice and celebrate life. June 5 is National Cancer Survivor’s Day and the doctors and staff at Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center will join millions of people around the world to acknowledge those who have endured the dreaded disease and who continue to struggle with challenges facing them as cancer survivors.
Most of you know one or more of the 14.5 million people who are living with and beyond cancer in the United States today. Worldwide, there are more than 32 million cancer survivors. A cancer survivor can be anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time that he or she is diagnosed throughout life. Because cancer has such an impact on family members, friends, and caregivers of those with the disease, their journey is also considered part of survivorship.
Some may not realize the variety of hardships that cancer survivors go through, even after they are in remission. They must live with the knowledge that they have a much higher risk of the cancer recurring. Many suddenly find themselves with inadequate or no insurance, difficulty finding access to healthcare specialists, and little guidance about any new treatments on the horizon.
Cancer survivors must also cope with the long-term effects of cancer treatment, which can include continuous physical side effects and sometimes financial debt.
Choose Hope With CyberKnife Cancer Treatment
People are living longer after a cancer diagnosis because of advances in early detection and treatment, like the new CyberKnife technology at Alaska CyberKnife Center at Providence Cancer Center. About two out of every three people diagnosed with cancer are expected to live at least five years after diagnosis. The expert radiation oncologists specialize in the treatment of tumors throughout the body using high doses of precisely delivered radiation in just one to five short, non-surgical treatments. Because of CyberKnife’s ability to target tumors directly, even in hard-to-reach places, the effectiveness of treatment continues to surpass many other methods, giving hope to those diagnosed with cancer. For more information about CyberKnife treatment in Anchorage, contact us at (907) 312-2112 for a no-cost phone consultation.
The nonprofit National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation provides free guidance, education, and networking resources and assistance to hundreds of hospitals, support groups, and other cancer-related organizations that host official National Cancer Survivors Day events in their communities. The Foundation’s primary mission is to bring awareness to the issues of cancer survivorship in order to better the quality of life for cancer survivors.