Local Survivors Honored on National Cancer Survivors Day

June 5, 2013

The perseverance and hope expressed by cancer survivors is recognized across the country the first Sunday of every June on National Cancer Survivors Day. On Sunday, June 2nd, The Urology Center of Colorado (TUCC) honored close to 400 survivors of urologic conditions – prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, penile cancer, testicular cancer and interstitial cystitis patients – and their families and friends at the fifth annual TUCC Patient Survivorship Picnic. 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 from Denver’s Swing Shift Band and a survivorship photo shoot. Attendees also participated in a survivorship ribbon tying ceremony during the celebration.

According to TUCC medical director Richard Augspurger, 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 is a wonderful representation of the different stages of survivorship and the support patients have received from family members and friends in addition to their medical providers.”