National Cancer Survivor's Day celebrates endurance and recovery - - Jackson, MS

National Cancer Survivor's Day celebrates endurance and recovery

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - There was a celebration of endurance and recovery across this country Sunday as cancer survivors mark their journeys together.

National Cancers Survivors Day brought together hundreds at Baptist Health System's annual celebration.

It is an opportunity for survivors, their families and care givers to recognize their recovery and get encouragement from others battling the disease.

Fifteen and a half year Ovarian cancer survivor Mary Lou Barlow has never missed an event since her diagnosis in 1999.

"I look forward to it because that means I can add another year for my survivorship, and I'm just glad I take advantage of all the different programs," said Barlow.

"We're very excited. We have more and more survivors each year. With all the advances in cancer treatment we're able to protect and diagnose cancer earlier," said Deniece Ponder, Administrative Director for Baptist Cancer Services.

Each year survivors add their hand prints to sheets which hang in the Baptist Cancer Center.

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