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Orange Regional Medical Center Celebrates National Cancer Survivors Day

May 8, 2014

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 1, 2014. The event will take place on Orange Regional’s Event Lawn 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 friends, 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, 2014 by calling 1-888-321-6762.

“We want to celebrate each and every person who is a cancer survivor and recognize the contributions of their families, friends and healthcare providers as people who have provided help and support along the way,” says Orange Regional’s Administrator of Oncology Services, Regina Toomey Bueno. “This is truly a joyous opportunity to applaud their achievements and their perseverance through their cancer 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 2014. 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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