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Local Survivors Honored on National Cancer Survivors Day

The perseverance and hope expressed by cancer survivors is recognized nationwide on National Cancer Survivors Day the first Sunday of every June. On Sunday, June 3rd, The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) honored close to 700 survivors of urologic conditions – prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer and interstitial cystitis patients – and their families and friends at the fourth annual TUCC Patient Survivorship Picnic in north Denver. These diseases impact the lives of thousands of Coloradans each year. In fact, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the state today.

The TUCC Patient Survivorship Picnic featured a display of classic cars, live music and a survivorship photo shoot. Attendees also participated in a survivorship ribbon tying ceremony during the celebration.

According to TUCC physician Richard Heppe, M.D., “TUCC physicians are dedicated to not only effectively treating our patients diagnosed with debilitating conditions, but also to supporting them in their journey from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. Our Survivorship Picnic grows by leaps and bounds every year. It is a wonderful representation of the different stages of survivorship and the support patients have received from various individuals.”

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