FNAC AlgarveShopping is promoting informal conversations around World Cancer Day and World Childhood Cancer Day, 4 and 15 February, respectively.
On the occasion of World Cancer Day, February 4, at 4 p.m Fnack to Algarve shopping Located in Joya, He speaks “Cancer is Not Just Pink,” which aims to address the issue of cancer in a comprehensive manner, demystify some of the beliefs held by the general public, and raise awareness of issues beyond the disease itself, such as psychological and social support for patients and their family members, as well as the importance of screening.
Participating in the conversation will be Maria João de Dios, President of SOS Oncológico, Jorge Carvalho, Coordinator of the Faro Support Group of the Portuguese League Against Cancer, and Paola Gregorio, specialist in public health.
On February 15 new He speaksThis time, focusing on children with cancer.
The session “Children's Cancer: A Challenge for Everyone and the Importance of Communication and Support” is scheduled for 6pm and will once again be moderated by Maria João de Dios.
This conversation will feature speakers from the Portuguese League Against Cancer, Associação Penser, and Fundação Make A Wish.
This talk will address the importance of communication and support in managing illness, the difficulties many families face, as well as the impact that different experiences and fulfilling children's wishes can have on their recovery and immune system.
to talks It is free and freely accessible to the public, without prior registration.
a Portuguese League Against Cancer It has been represented in the Algarve by the Faro Support Group since October 2017, but the organization is already 82 years old. Based on humanity and solidarity, its main mission remains supporting cancer patients and their families, but it also focuses on health promotion, cancer prevention and encouraging training and research in oncology.
Hey Faro Support Group Provides legal support, psycho-oncology counseling, Reiki, and social support (medication, transportation, technical assistance) in low-income situations.
Hospital volunteering has become a reality at Faro Hospital, more specifically in palliative care consultations, where a group of Association volunteers welcome, guide and support patients and their families once a week.
One of the goals of the Foundation is early detection of the disease, and for this reason, specific procedures for early detection of skin and oral cavity cancer are being developed throughout the southern region of the country.
In addition to the Lung and Cancer lines (numbers 808 259 259 and 808 255 255, respectively), the Portuguese League against Cancer also offers free smoking cessation counseling (217 264 099) and provides free materials and activities to schools, within the scope of prevention. . Basic.
Jorge Carvalho Retired Professor (Portuguese and Germanic Languages, Language Teaching and Linguistics). LPCC Volunteer, Laryngectomy, member of the LPCC Laryngectomy Support Movement (MovApLar), coordinator of the LPCC Faro Support Group since 2019.
Paula Gregory She graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lisbon in 1999. Specialist in public health since 2005 and her entire career has developed in the services of the National Health Service (Lisbon Civil Hospitals – Hospital São José, Hospital dos Capochos, Hospital Doña Estefanía and Hospital São Francisco Xavier). , ACES Amadora, Public Health Department of the Lisbon Region – Regional Health Observatory – and ACES Cascais).
Degree of Public Health Consultant since 2018. Works as Health Authority since 2008. Holds this position since 2018 at ACES Central at ULS Algarve. Since 2005, it has been involved in epidemiological surveillance of the health status of the population and its determinants, as well as in prevention and health promotion projects included in national health programs and in partnership with other entities. She has been actively involved in health planning at the local level since 2011 (i.e. in designing the local health plan).
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