Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center recently hosted a celebration of life in honor of cancer survivors. We joined America’s 11 million cancer survivors around the world in observing the 24th annual National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Hundreds of communities worldwide hosted events this month to celebrate life and demonstrate that there is hope.
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center invited all local cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, Methodist Sugar Land Hospital physicians and employees and anyone passionate about the cause for the National Cancer Survivor’s Day celebration. During the event, community members joined together in honoring the survivors living with a history of cancer in America today. The contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers who support cancer survivors were also recognized.
During the celebration Dagmar Climo, a two time breast cancer survivor, bravely shared her story and provided hope for those attending the event. “My mission is to inform women of the importance of early detection. Getting a yearly mammogram can truly save your life, as it did mine. Methodist Sugar Land Cancer Center has taken care of me since my diagnosis and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude,” said Climo.
“You who are here today have come to celebrate life. You are unique individuals who have used your mind, soul and body to beat the beast. We pay tribute to you all. We as health care professionals, from the physician to the nurse, from the therapist to the technician are humbled by you allowing us to be part of your cure, part of your life, part of your story,” announced Clive Shkedy, M.D., radiation oncologist and medical director of Methodist Sugar Land Hospital’s Cancer Center. “
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