According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,762,450 new cases of cancer diagnosed in 2019. With this incident rate, it’s safe to say that most everyone has been affected by cancer in some way.
Cancer does not discriminate. A cancer diagnosis can be difficult to deal with, not only for the patient, but for their family and friends as well. That is why it is so important to come together and offer support for those faced with this disease.
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare of the Vegas Golden Knights and his wife, Hannah, know this struggle all too well.
Hannah’s paternal grandmother lived with cancer for 10 years. She was originally diagnosed with breast cancer which later became brain cancer, blood cancer and bone cancer. Additionally, her paternal grandfather fought skin cancer and later pancreatic cancer. He passed away six weeks after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Shortly after his passing, her grandmother lost her battle with cancer as well.
Bellemare felt it was important to give back and raise awareness for this disease that affects so many. He joined the efforts of Comprehensive Cancer Centers and met with patients in the clinic to offer support and encouragement. Additionally, he shaved his head with other breast cancer patients to kick off breast cancer awareness month in October 2018. His involvement with the practice has come as a much-needed positive connection for patients.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers is a multi-specialty practice offering medical oncology and hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine, cancer genetic counseling and clinical research. The practice participates in more than 170 clinical research studies annually and has helped develop more than 70 FDA approved therapies for cancer treatment. To learn more about our services, click here.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, call 702-952-3350 to schedule an appointment.