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Ringing of the bell after completion of radiation treatment

BruceGLarson's picture
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Joined: Jun 2014

I am looking for information on the tradition many hospitals and other cancer centers have in place whereby, upon completion of radiation treatment, a bell is rung to signify successful copletion of a major step in the treatment process.

I want to use this for an article. I just completed radiation today and was hoping to take part in this tradition, but my hospital does not recognize this.

Can you help?

Puffin2014's picture
Posts: 264
Joined: Jun 2014

I haven't reached that stage in my treatment yet, but know that the Roger Maris Cancer Center, Sanford Health Care out of Fargo, North Dakota has a bell ringing ceremony at the conclusion of treatment. The bell hangs by the entrance to the cancer center in the lobby, and when someone rings the bell everyone in the lobby cheers and claps. The staff also have a camera and take the person's photo. Friends have already requested that I tell them when I'm going to be ringing the bell so they can attend.

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