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A Day for Celebrating Cancer Survival

Pat yourself on the back… it’s National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 2.

Cancer Survivors Day demonstrates that life after a cancer diagnosis can be a reality. It was first proclaimed 26 years ago on the first Sunday of June.

There are a lot of us…  about 2.5% of the Canadian population or 1 out of every 40 Canadians are cancer survivors. In 2009, 840,000 Canadians were alive and living with a cancer diagnosis in the last 10 years.*

And more people are joining us everyday. In Canada, an average of 21 people will be diagnosed with some type of cancer every hour of every day.

More information about National Cancer Survivors Day

* Canadian Cancer Society

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