National Cancer Survivors Day: Celebrating Life Today and Everyday
Today marks National Cancer Survivors Day, a day in which we get to celebrate each and every cancer survivor across the globe. Among the reasons to celebrate is the fact that each year the number of survivors increases due to advances in diagnosis and treatment. Today, the United States has almost 17 million cancer survivors, according to the National Cancer Institute. This number represents approximately five percent of the population, which means most of you know a cancer survivor. Ponder that for a moment and think of the experience they went through. They might be one month or 10 years away from their diagnosis and sit in the utmost silence about it. However, for them, it is something they never stop thinking about.
As a cancer survivor who recently passed the one-year, cancer-free milestone, I can tell you every day is a celebration! Cancer changes you. Even though my hair has grown back and I’m getting stronger every day, it’s always on my mind. I’m constantly thinking about my diagnosis, my next follow-up appointment, how my journey continues to affects those close to me and why I happened to be so lucky. I’ve been told this is my “new normal” and it will probably never change. I’m getting used to the new me and have so many people continuing to support me on this journey, too many to name, but thank you nonetheless! You’ve made this experience bearable!
I'm thankful for so much in my life. On top of it all is the opportunity to work in this profession with my dedicated coworkers, ensuring that we are collecting quality data for the next generation of cancer patients. It is my mission to make sure that goal is realized. On this day, I ask that you take a moment to honor the journey of cancer survivors. They are fighters and striving for their next milestone — which may be their next chemotherapy treatment, or their 10-year, cancer-free anniversary.
Keep fighting! Please share your cancer survivor story with us so we can celebrate with you.
CHAMPS Oncology will attend, exhibit and present at the National Cancer Registrar Association's (NCRA) 46th Annual Educational Conference that is taking place virtually Monday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
CHAMPS Oncology Regional Manager Amanda Harvey-McKee, BA, CTR, will be presenting during the Registry Management Symposium portion of the conference. Her presentation, Transform Your Cancer Program with the Data You Collect, will take place during the conference. Check back for more details on her presentation as the conference date approaches!
Visit our booth to learn about our cancer registry careers and see if you have what it takes to join our team!
Learn more about the NCRA 46th Annual Educational Conference by visiting their website.
Where: ONLINE - VIRTUAL FORMAT
When: Sep 21, 2020 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
ACCC 46th Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit
CHAMPS Oncology will attend and exhibit at the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) 45th Annual Meeting and Cancer Center Business Summit.
Follow the hashtag #AMCCBS to stay connected or visit their website here.
Where: Washington Hilton, DC
When: Mar 4, 2020 -
CHAMPS Oncology Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights
CHAMPS Oncology's Annual Meeting: 2020 Cancer Program Insights will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Register now to attend our free, in-person meeting.
What are the objectives?
Review NEW CoC Standards.
Receive NEW Compliance at a Glance Tool.
Ensure you're prepared for your first quarter cancer committee.
Who should attend?
Certified Tumor Registrars (CTRs)
Cancer Service Line Leaders
Cancer Committee Members
Follow #CHAMPSAnnualMeeting to stay connected.
Can't attend in person? Downloadable version and CEs will be available for purchase.
Interested in joining the CHAMPS Oncology team and learning about our rich history? Watch this video detailing our team's 40+ years of cancer registry experience and then apply here:https://bit.ly/3jiXfXF
Stay current with your cancer registry — let CHAMPS Oncology implement our concurrent abstracting for you. Our methods provide your organization with timely cancer registry data, so you can focus on saving lives. Find out more about our tested and proven approach that is making waves in the industry:https://bit.ly/3aJAjh7