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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe Putney Hospital wrapped up a week long celebration of their patients who are cancer survivors.

The survivors and patients were invited to the cancer center everyday this week. They were all encouraged to sign the Tree of Hope that will be displayed in Radiology and Hematology for the next year.

"Having an event like this is basically a way of saying thank you for them being our patients. But it's also very good for our staff. It's really good for morale. It lets us know that we are making a difference," said Dr. Charles Mendenhall, the medical director of Radiation Oncology.

Mendenhall says a lot of diseases are not curable, but cancer can be. This year's event is smaller than last years because of some changes at the hospital.

 

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