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Community invited to Cancer Survivor Celebration on Oct. 6

The Cancer Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center invites all cancer survivors and a guest to celebrate their journey by joining other survivors and cancer center staff from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the NP Event Center in Brainerd.

The Cancer Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center invites all cancer survivors and a guest to celebrate their journey by joining other survivors and cancer center staff from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the NP Event Center in Brainerd.

Each survivor will be honored with a gift, appetizers and fellowship with other survivors and their families.

A brief program will include a welcome, prayer, survivor story, Cancer Center update from oncologist Dr. Aby Philip, as well as information tables and an inflatable walk-through lung.

The Cancer Center is among the Commission on Cancer accredited programs across the United States. Specific areas that set the Cancer Center at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center apart include:

• A multi-disciplinary Cancer Committee that meets weekly to review and discuss patient cases to ensure the optimum course of treatment is recommended.

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• The opportunity to participate in clinical trials offering patients access to cutting-edge treatments, medications and medical devices.

• A comprehensive medical staff providing services that care for patients and their families clinically, spiritually and emotionally including imaging and image-aided biopsies, rehabilitation and physical therapy, endoscopy, spiritual support, grief support, social services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and a cancer nurse navigator.

The Cancer Survivor Celebration on Oct. 6 is free for cancer survivors and a guest. RSVP by calling 218-828-3113.

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