Thanks to advancements in research and technology, cancer survivorship is on the rise.
Several survivors spoke, including Carmen Elledias, who lives in Bedford and was diagnosed with colon cancer. Elledias said that there are many physical and psychological challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis–but over time, for her, fear gave way to hope. Today she is “thankful, grateful, and blessed” to be a survivor.
While honoring survivors, the celebration offered attendees information about hospital and community cancer resources like Yale Cancer Genetic Counseling Program, the American Cancer Society, the Good Dog Foundation, CancerCare, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Gilda’s Club, Rye YMCA LiveStrong program, Saxon-Kent, NicholsMD of Greenwich and Alternative Hair Solutions.
Main photo: Cancer survivor Carmen Elledias, right, shared a moment with Lynn Carbino, RN, during the “Swing into Survivorship” celebration last week.