Houston Methodist West Hospital celebrates Cancer Survivors

HOUSTON (June 5, 2018)—More than 100 cancer survivors and guests joined staff and physicians from Houston Methodist West on June 1 to celebrate the 31st annual National Cancer Survivors Day®.

The western-themed Give Cancer the Boot event featured a resource fair, survivor testimonials, live music, line dancing and a barbeque lunch. Also recognized were the many family members and friends who supported their loved ones along their survivorship journey. In attendance were members of the Houston Methodist West oncology team who were able to celebrate former and current patents. The oncology physicians also led the guests in a spirited line dancing session.

“It is truly our honor and privilege to celebrate the strength and courage of cancer survivors,” said Kim Collins, director of the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at West. “We hope our event gives each of them a chance to recognize and reflect on their own strength and determination because they are truly such an inspiration.”

Anyone living with a personal history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life – is a cancer survivor, according to the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation®.  Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, more people than ever before are surviving the disease. Survivorship means ensuring that the patient knows the importance of follow-up doctor visits and living a healthy lifestyle, including diet and physical activity.

Houston Methodist Cancer Center at West provides services that range from prevention and diagnosis to advanced treatments. It also offers second opinions, clinical trials, genetic testing and support groups, all at a location conveniently close to home.

To learn more about the Houston Methodist Cancer Center at West, visit houstonmethodist.org/west or call 832.522.CURE (2873).

About Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds and access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art 3D imaging and radiology, comprehensive cancer care including HIFU (high intensity focused ultrasound), neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation, women’s services including childbirth center with a Level II neonatal ICU, advanced wound care with hyperbaric therapy, and 24/7 emergency services.