Cancer Survivors Day 
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 

Frye Regional Medical Center is launching a new initiative, Thrive with the Top Five.  Its primary mission is to educate the Greater Hickory Metro Area on the issues of cancer survivorship and treatments in order to better the quality of life for cancer survivors.

“A diagnosis of cancer can be one of the worst thingsClick to view larger image someone can hear. It is normal to feel a range of emotions, from hopelessness to anger. It is a challenging situation,” says Frye Oncology Service Line Manager JoAnn Smith, RN, MSN, OCN. “By incorporating strategies to stay emotionally and physically strong, there may be a higher probability of a successful cure and longer life.”

There are more than ten million cancer survivors in the U.S.  Survivors are considered those living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis throughout the remainder of life.

Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day on June 6 with your local, exclusive Spirit of Women Hospital Frye Regional Medical Center and rejoice in the reality that a healthy, productive and happy life after cancer diagnosis is possible. 

Treatments are meant to cure cancer, help you live longer, or relieve symptoms. Following up with your doctor and complying with your treatment protocol will help to improve your quality of life. Positive thinking, an active lifestyle, and a fighting spirit help most people cope with cancer.


Thrive With the Top Five is powered by Spirit of Women® and presented locally by Frye Regional Medical Center.

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