Cancer: Surviving and Thriving Golf Tournament
From Bob Jones:
Survivor of three Stage 4 Cancers and founder of the inaugural Cancer: Surviving And Thriving Golf Tournament.
"The reason I'm able to enjoy life with my grandkids and the meaningful events of life is because of the success of Dr. Andrew Peterson of the Duke University Medical Center and the many other dedicated doctors, nurses, and care givers in the area. Their work helps so many of us to have greater longevity and quality of life".
A Vietnam combat veteran, Bob has had four major cancer surgeries over past several years at the Duke University Medical Center. Now back home, surviving, thriving, and playing golf on a regular basis, Bob is hard at work creating the inaugural Cancer: Surviving And Thriving Golf Tournament.
The tournament will be played at Bob's home golf course, The Links at Brick Landing in Ocean Isle Beach, NC on September 15th, 2021, a signifigant date in Bob's battle with cancer. Why? 9/15/21 will mark six years to the day that Bob received the call that the colon cancer discovered in an earlier colonoscopy had metastasized to his liver...it was Stage 4. Several anxious weeks later Bob was at Duke Medical and under the care of of a team of skilled surgeons led by Duke Professor of Surgery Dr. Andrew Peterson, MD, MPH, FACS, a leader in the field of reconstructive urology and cancer suvivorship.
During his ordeal, Bob did extensive research into cancer survivorship. What he learned then and more recently in talks with Dr. Peterson and others about Duke's commitment to cancer suvivor research only strengthened Bob's resolve and commitment to get involved to raise the required
 Cancer patients are living longer!
 Over the last 3 decades the ability of cancer experts to provide lifesaving heroic treatment has drastically improved.
 Due to improvements in care, people are surviving their cancer diagnosis at unprecedented rates.
 By 2022, an expected that 21 million Americans will be living life as "cancer survivors"... almost three times the population of New York City!
 The NCCS* defines someone as a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life.
 Cancer survivors need help! The ACSCC** requires that all cancer centers and institutes MUST have a cancer survivorship program in place in order to obtain accreditation.
 Duke has had the world's first Genitourinary Cancer Surviorship Fellowship, in existence for over 10 years.
 Duke has developed multidisciplinary Cancer Survivorship clinics designed to care for patients with side of their cancer therapy.
Please join Bob Jones in his commitment to help Dr. Peterson and his team to achieve the ultimate goal, to convert from "surviving to thriving".
*National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
** American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer
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