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We Are Making a Difference in Cancer Prevention and Control
The Cyprus Anticancer Society is a charitable institution having as its basic aim and objective, the prevention of cancer and the provision of Palliative Care.Its activities cover the following areas.
Prevention of Cancer
One of the main activities of the Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society is the education of the public on the causes of the various types of cancer and the preventive measures that can be taken to avoid the disease. Great efforts are exerted by the Society in order to change the belief that cancer is incurable. The Society organizes public lectures, issues a large variety of leaflets and booklets covering all the known types of cancer, giving specific advice regarding symptoms and prevention measures.
Amongst other activities, the Society has created the Non-Smokers League which has carried out an important role in educating the public on the disastrous effects of smoking as a prime cause of cancer. The League has submitted proposals for the amendment of legislation. It has also issued a large number of brochures, leaflets and posters for the enlightenment of students and the public at large.
Research and Training
Some of the main future plans of the Society are:
The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends
PO Box 23868
1687 Nicosia, Cyprus
Tel:+357 2 345 444/Fax:+357 2 346 116
Who we are:
The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends is a registered charity no 525. It was founded in 1986 by a group of cancer patients, their families and their friends. It provides its services to more than 3500 cancer patients and to their families every year. The Association depends on fundraising events and public donations.
The mission of the Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends is to create a better quality of life for cancer patients and their families and to promote awareness on cancer prevention and control.
What we do:
The Cyprus Association of Cancer Patients and Friends supports cancer patients and their families, runs information and prevention campaigns, advocates for cancer control policies. The Association also regularly organises and hosts international and national conferences and seminars. Funding for post graduate studies in the field of cancer and palliative care is also provided for doctors, nurses, psychologists and paramedical staff.
Our services are concerned with the provision of care to patients and families in the community. We care for adults with the diagnosis of cancer at any stage of the disease. Our services are provided in every district of Cyprus and are all free of charge.
1. Psychology and Social Support
2. Home Care Nursing Care
3. Physiotherapy Service
4. Lymphoedema Clinics
5. Post Mastectomy Support
6. Day Care Centers
7. Transport Service
Links: web: www.cancercare.org.cy
Contact persons: Dr Stala Kioupi Vice President, Georgia Orphanou Director of Marketing and Foreign Affairs