National Surgical Oncologist Day | August 22
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National Surgical Oncologist Day

Every lifesaving surgeon who specializes in eliminating cancer is recognized on National Surgical Oncologist Day for his contributions.


Surgical oncologists can help diagnose cancer and treat it by surgery. They may needle biopsy to obtain a sample or perform surgery to remove all or portions of the cancerous tissue. At the same time, they collaborate with a team of experts to ensure you receive the highest quality medical care available.

Surgical oncologists also continue to learn more and better understand the variety of cancers we encounter daily. Physicians are always looking for ways to support their patients. Surgical oncologists push toward a cure every day, from cutting edge techniques to the latest in research and therapies. Their dedication and leadership in the field of oncology make a difference in cancer patients' lives today and tomorrow.

How to track surgical oncologist day

Donate to Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network, your favorite cancer charity. Show appreciation to your new surgical oncologist. Let them know what made a difference in your care by letting them know what made a difference in your care. On social media, #SurgicalOncologyDay, #SurgicalOncology, and #SurgicalOncology share inspiring and compassionate surgical oncology stories.

The national surgical oncologist day is the longest in national surgical oncologist day in history

Jenni Cherlin and the Lean On Me Breast Cancer Network established National Surgical Oncologist Day in March of 2019 to honor surgical oncologists everywhere's hard work and dedication.

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Dr. Dwight Carlton De Risi, the second in the honors on August 22nd. He is a world-renowned surgical oncologist with more than 30 years of experience in his field. Dr. De Risi was born on August 22, 1947, and he died on August 22, 1947. He is Long Island's first-trained surgical oncologist, specializing in breast cancer diseases. He attended Seton Hall University and obtained his doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine after growing up on Long Island. Dr. De Risi completed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. The Society of Surgical Oncology granted his graduate surgical oncology fellowship degree from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, America's first cancer center and the first in the United States to be accredited by the Society of Surgical Oncology.

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Dr. De Risi, who treated tens of thousands of patients over the years, remained a leader in his field, introducing and promoting cutting edge surgical and diagnostic techniques that have now become accepted standards of care. He has been recognized and lauded by a number of organizations, including Seton Hall Pre Medical Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta, for his contributions, including Seton Hall Pre Medical Honor Society Alpha Epsilon Delta. Dr. De Risi is known by the community as compassionate and hold late office hours. He attributes his success to his family (which includes his wife Donna and his four children Darren, Drew, Dara, and Deirdre), his amazing office workers, and the love and support from his loving patients.

Dr. De Risi founded Lean On Me Breast Cancer Networks Inc. in May of 2000, in honor of his loyal supporters, he has aided and supported thousands of newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. These volunteers are instrumental in a patient's transition from diagnosis and treatment to wellness. In addition,, the organization schedules several exciting and memorable fundraising activities throughout the year. Patients are able to appreciate the benefits of living each day to their fullest.