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Orange Regional Medical Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

May 17, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center will host a celebration of life and mini health fair in conjunction with National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) on Sunday, June 2, 2013. The event will take place at Orange Regional’s main campus located at 707 East Main Street, Middletown from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This free event is open to anyone that has been diagnosed with cancer, is in treatment for cancer or has completed cancer therapy, as well as their family members and caregivers. The event will include a barbeque, music, giveaways, a mini health fair and, most importantly, a commemoration of the lives of the cancer survivors in our community. Reservations are required by May 31, 2013 by calling 1-888-321-6762.

“The goal of this event is to honor cancer survivors for their strength and courage,” says Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey Bueno. “The day will be filled with joy, camaraderie, hope, compassion, faith and love. It’s also very important to recognize the contributions of a cancer survivor’s family, friends and healthcare providers as they have likely been a huge support throughout a cancer survivor’s journey. ”

Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life, is a cancer survivor, according to the NCSD Foundation. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2013. Individuals are encouraged to know their family history, learn about different cancers and discuss with their physician warning signs they should be aware of. Early detection is key to surviving cancer.

For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center’s Spagnoli Family Cancer Center Services visit www.ormc.org/cancer.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

About Orange Regional’s Comprehensive Cancer Services
The Spagnoli Family Cancer Center provides a comprehensive range of services for diagnosing and treating various types of cancers. From breast and lung cancer to esophageal and head or neck cancer, Orange Regional offers the latest diagnostic and cancer-fighting technologies, including robotic surgery, radio frequency ablation and the most-advanced radiation therapy technology. The Center provides treatment options and procedures locally for all stages of cancer. Trained at the nation’s most prestigious medical centers, Orange Regional offers a team of experienced physicians who are backed by our skillful, certified oncology nurses and caring staff. For more information visit www.ormc.org/cancer.

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