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SIP contributed to European Cancer Organisation’s publication “Free from Cancer: Achieving Quality of Life for All Cancer Patients and Survivors”

Coinciding with the 2020 European Cancer Summit, the European Cancer Organisation’s Survivorship and Quality of Life Network presented their “Free from Cancer: Achieving Quality of Life for All Cancer Patients and Survivors” paper. The paper aims to help cancer patients and survivors to achieve a life truly free from cancer and its often under-appreciated impacts. The seven priority areas suggested in Free from Cancer are:

1. Take action on cancer distress

2. Elevate management of pain and other symptoms: Core parts of the cancer patient pathway

3. Cancer patients and survivors have sex lives too: Recognise sexuality in health system approaches

4. Cancer comorbidities and complications: An ever-growing challenge in need of additional focus

5. Empower cancer patients and survivors: The importance of education and information

6. Provide cancer patients and survivors with the right to reintegration into the workplace

7. Ensure cancer survivors have a right for their cancer to be forgotten by financial service providers

Read more and discover the full document here.

SIP is committed to this topic with cancer pain remaining one of SIP’s 2021 policy priorities. SIP looks forward to continued collaboration with ECCO, as well as the upcoming publication of the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan (expected 3rd February).

Read also the SIP Cancer Position Paper here.

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