MUSC Celebrates National Cancer Survivor Day
Listen to these inspiring podcasts of three cancer survivors:
(Click on the photo or name to go to the podcast)
- Dr. Robert Stuart
Dr. Rob Stuart, a cancer specialist, tells his inspiring story of surviving cancer. In 1991, he was one of the first patients to undergo a partial nephrectomy, successfully removing half of his kidney. Dr. Stuart’s wife was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and has been free of disease for over 6 years.
- Ed Bostain
A cancer survivor for 5 years, Mr. Bostain discusses his diagnosis of squamous cell cancer, treatment options, affects from treatment and encouraging words.
- Mona Palmore-Haynes
Mona Palmore-Haynes reviews her experience battling breast cancer from discovering a lump in her breast to her reaction of being told she had breast cancer, course of treatment, side effects, recovery and the future.
The Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center joins the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation in the annual Celebration of Life held worldwide each June to honor the courage and spirit of cancer survivors.
A survivor is anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. In South Carolina, cancer is a major public health problem. Some 22,000 of our residents will be diagnosed this year with the disease. But more than ever, cancer is treatable and beatable, and there is much to be optimistic about as we learn more about this disease and how to treat it.
Nationally, cancer survivors number nearly 12 million. At MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center, teams of physicians, researchers, nurses and others work everyday to help cancer survivors lead active and productive lives. Nearly everyone knows a cancer survivor, so take this week to celebrate not only the survivors but also the caregivers, all of whom inspire. We celebrate you not just today – but everyday.