Surviving cancer yes, but how?
Under the slogan "More than 100,000 reasons to be optimistic about the cancer," Grupo IMO Foundation again, and through www.curadosdecancer.com program, explained in this campaign the motivations of people struggling to overcome this disease. This support network is the first point of contact created in our country for the cancer survivor. Carmen Yélamos, Psycho - Oncologist and Director of Grupo IMO Foundation, is, like other institutions and organizations working in the fight against cancer, to demystify a disease against which we must keep fighting and now forces us to face. "Curadosdecáncer.com has always given importance to the role played by the cancer survivor social awareness of the disease. Day by day we see how their stories help in a real and effective to those who start to live near representing cancer. Therefore, through this program and this type of campaign we intend to show how each of the stories of survival are a powerful therapeutic tool for others to keep fighting, "he says.
Meanwhile, Carmen Gonzalez Madrid, chief executive of the Health Foundation 2000, acknowledges: "Overcoming an illness like cancer supposed to have gone through a process, sometimes long and difficult at the best medical care, both professionally and human, is crucial.'s support of family and social environment are also very important pillars to get through this difficult path. "
In Spain, more and more those who manage to overcome cancer, over 100,000 patients each year. Adapting to family, social, work, etc.. after the disease is usually not easy. Sometimes the treatments leave physical and emotional scars that do not facilitate integration into the patient's daily life. The return to work, social life, family relationships or couple become new challenges to face. For this reason, the IMO Group Foundation, through this campaign aims to be the voice of the survivors who are calling for greater awareness of the society about the reality that many of them live.
What is your reason to be optimistic about the cancer?
Each of cancer survivors represent a unique personal history whose common with other cancer survivors is the determination to overcome it. So with this goal have collaborated on this campaign: Miranda (breast cancer), Antonio (alveolar cancer), Ma Carmen (lung cancer), Francisca (rectal cancer), Manuela (breast cancer) and Gustavo (cancer prostate).
Manuela: "I think after cancer can remain occupationally active people"
For Manuela, unemployed librarian who has overcome breast cancer, cancer not unable to work. "I do not think the patient should be considered cancer as a disabled person to further develop their work. For many of us, back to resume your life in every way is back to normal. To me, filled my job, part of my life. After my breast cancer diagnosis, I was fired and I feel that I am not quite complete because they can not go back to my activity. "
Ma Carmen: "I would like to offer the cancer patient psychological care - oncology that allows integration and overcome fear"
A Ma Carmen gave him a few months and it's been nine years after diagnosis of lung cancer. "According to statistics, my chances of overcoming a malignant tumor in the lung were only 10%. And today, nine years later, I'm here with some sequels that allow me to live a normal life. There are many patients out of fear and not because nobody helps them face the new situation in a positive way. I would like to be offered to all cancer patient psychological care - oncology that allows integration and overcome fear. I was one of the privileged that I had the support and vindicate that all have the same opportunities. "
Francisca: "Thanks to significant medical advances still here, 21 years after overcoming a rectal"
A Francisca, a long cancer survivor, she underwent a pioneering treatment for rectal cancer beat. A treatment that allowed him to keep this body. "It was what worried me, wanted to teach the same. Twenty years later is very pleased to have been one of the first patients to undergo this new protocol and that could contribute to that today has become a routine treatment and useful for many sufferers. So when you're diagnosed with cancer, despite the blow they give you, because you do not expect, you always have to think positive and find the help they need to overcome the disease process itself and that the return to your family life and professional is normally, smoothly, without anguish. I encourage cancer patients to trust quality medicine in our country. "