Survivors celebrate being cancer free

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Augusta University Medical Center held an event to recognize people who've survived cancer Wednesday. It was a chance to show people that they care. There were also items encouraging them to be healthy, like pamphlets and fruit.

Cecil Herrin is a breast cancer survivor. He is celebrating seven years of being cancer free. After his diagnoses, he turned a negative into positive and created an endowment at the cancer center to help men.

"Being a survivor is a person that goes through a lot of things that nobody ever goes through unless you have had cancer," Herrin said.

It's a goal hospital staff reach for.

"So survivorship is more than just the end product of all those treatments. It's the goal it's the hope, it's the beacon of light at the end of the tunnel of the treatments," said Dr. Daniel Albo, Department of Surgery Chairman for Augusta University Medical Center.

Dr. Albo said to be able to tell people that they are cancer free is a feeling medical staff there strive for.

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