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One perk (if there are any perks) to surviving cancer is getting another special day added to a celebration calendar. In addition to birthdays and anniversaries, many cancer survivors celebrate a “cancer-versary.” It’s a day (or a series of days) that mark significant milestones of the cancer journey. Although many survivors celebrate at least one day of the year, there’s often confusion as to which “day” should be celebrated. A cancer experience can include several significant dates to choose from: “Diagnosis Day” My physician told me that I was a cancer survivor the date of my diagnosis. So I often celebrate January 23 – the day I heard the “C” word for the