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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Cancer Survivors' Day Reaffirms Life

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

June 3 is National Cancer Survivors Day. It’s a day to pause and reflect on the journey of healing and the power of survival. It’s a day to appreciate and reaffirm life.

Each year, Texas Health hosts celebrations to honor cancer survivors and their families who support them. Every day we renew our commitment to support those affected by cancer. For example, Texas Health is adding more nurse navigators to help guide patients and their families on a complex and often challenging journey. Nurse navigators offer educational resources and medical information as well as assistance with tests and procedures.

Cancer Survivors Day is also a day to raise awareness of risk factors for cancer and screening tools that can help detect cancer early. Texas Health collaborates with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Susan B. Komen Foundation to support education and research.

We also support the Look Good Feel Better program of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation. Look Good Feel Better helps women adjust to their body’s changing image. It offers simple tips on make-up such as choosing a foundation that complements their skin tone. That may seem like a little thing, but sometimes little things make all the difference in reaffirming life and treating the whole patient –body, mind and spirit.

For our faith-based health system — Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Arlington Memorial — I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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