Improvements in prevention, along with earlier detection, diagnosis and treatment, have led to a rise in cancer survival rates in recent decades. In Catalonia there were 107,778 people living with a cancer diagnosis (60,606 men and 47,172 women) in 2012.
It has been shown that the annual rise in cancer survivors is around 1.6% amongst women and 1.7% amongst men.
FECEC carries out qualitative research on these people’s experiences. It has been shown that cancer survivors need to make sense of their experience and reorganise their lives to get back to ‘normality’.
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. In the case of children, the concern is going back to school.
In this area, FECEC endeavours to:
- Eliminate the stigma surrounding de cancer
- Run ongoing research to learn more about the needs of cancer
- Improve conditions for re-entering the labour market and tha financial conditions of cancer survivors
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