National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

Celebrating Parkland Cancer Survivors, Patients, and Caregivers

National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated every June. This year, we celebrated survivors, patients, caregivers, family members, and friends in our Moody and WISH clinics. Our staff engaged with patients and caregivers at a survivorship table -providing snacks, meaningful bookmarks and stickers, and a “celebrating survivors” photo frame.  


An individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time that they are diagnosed, and through the balance of their life. The U.S. survivor population is expected to reach 22.1 million by 2030, which creates a greater need for comprehensive care for this population. Cancer treatments often result in long-term impacts on the health and quality of survivors, which is why it is essential that survivors receive healthy and adequate support. Honoring our cancer patients, family members, and staff through these events was a way to celebrate the strength and resilience of our survivors.  


Survivorship is complex, and Parkland’s Cancer Program works to support our patients and survivors throughout their journey. Some services offered through the program are a multidisciplinary intake clinic that is led by our Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) that provide comprehensive assessments with an oncology APP, a social worker, a dietitian, and a nurse navigator, classes and support groups from our oncology behavioral health, and many more. For more information about our survivorship program click here