Friday feel good: Maimonides physicians play music at cancer survivor celebration

A dose of feel good to kick off the weekend.

Hundreds of local survivors who have battled cancer at Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Maimonides Medical Center were recognized Tuesday during the hospital's cancer survivors day celebration.

During the celebration, physicians who treated these survivors shared their stories and provided support. Two cancer survivors were also honored, one of which has been a patient at MMC since 2004 and had cancer three times — both lung and breast, the hospital said. That survivor, Bridget, is currently in remission. She is a Brooklyn native hoping to start volunteering at the hospital to provide support to other patients.

Patrick Borgen, MD, one of Bridget's physicians who is chairman of the department of surgery and head of Maimonides Breast Center, was also there with his band, Mazel Tov Cocktail —comprised of other physicians and survivors — which provided entertainment for the event.

"There is nothing more rewarding than seeing so many patients who have successfully undergone cancer treatment at Maimonides gathered together to support one another and celebrate the gift of life. Our cancer center is a true community, and it is an honor to pay tribute to our survivors and our team," Dr. Borgen said.



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