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Touched by Cancer

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Many gathered at St. Vincent Healthcare's Frontier Cancer Center today to celebrate life during the annual Touched By Cancer event.

Doctors say the number of survivors and patients who attended shows how more people are surviving. St. Vincent organizers say they hold this gathering to show their support for others.

"I can live to help encourage others and that's what I'm here for today is no matter how bad it is only we can fight back with the strength of good doctors, nurses, and the research," said Linda Wetzel, cancer survivor.

Dr. Patrick Cobb, an oncologist at the Frontier Cancer Center, said support is essential to recovery.

"Well nobody faces cancer alone," Dr. Cobb said. "It's something that affects both the patient and their family and friends, but it's that support that they get from their family and friends that really helps them along. That's why we like to try to support our family and friends as well as just the patients"

The event had booths from live strong and Montana Cancer Consortium to provide information about cancer resources in the community.

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