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Explore the “Patient Voices” section, a collection of powerful and inspiring stories from cancer patients and caregivers. Dive into firsthand accounts of individuals who courageously navigated their cancer journeys, offering insights, strength, and resilience in the face of adversity. Discover valuable perspectives on coping strategies and finding hope within these remarkable stories. Our “Patient Voices” collection includes six informative videos and testimonies from adult and paediatric patients & caregivers, providing a strong voice within our cancer research project. These stories shed light on the differences in cancer diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, survivorship, and palliation across Europe, with the goal of highlighting areas in need of improvement and empowering newly diagnosed patients and caregivers. Join us in listening to these impactful narratives and gaining a deeper understanding of the challenges and triumphs in the world of cancer care.

Survivor Story: Coping with Rare Ovarian Cancer – Eva Maria’s Journey

Eva Maria, a rare ovarian cancer survivor from Finland, shares her inspiring journey of resilience and strength in the face of illness. Join her as she recounts her experience and offers insights into coping strategies for gynaecological cancer patients. Discover valuable lessons and support in this empowering survivor story.

Cancer Patient Story: Coping with Advanced Breast Cancer– Krisztina’s Journey

At 39, Krisztina discovered a lump, unaware of the risk despite her family history. Join her in her battle against breast cancer, from diagnosis to advocating for early screening. Let’s shift the focus to quality of life in chronic disease research. Don’t miss this inspiring story!

Carer Story: Coping with Leukemia – Maria’s Journey

Follow this emotional journey as Maria faced Valentin’s leukemia diagnosis at 5 and navigated intense treatment. Learn about the vital role caregivers play in stability and support. Discover the importance of clear, non-medical communication and the need for a “buddy system” in cancer care. Don’t miss her message on prevention and the pursuit of happiness!

Survivor Story: Coping with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Maríosa’s Journey

Join Mariosa as she shares her unique cancer journey, diagnosed at 14 with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Discover the rapid diagnosis, the challenges of treatment in a children’s hospital, and the unexpected long-term effects like avascular necrosis. She advocates for better support and research for survivors. Let’s shift the focus from surviving to truly living!

Survivor Story: Coping with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Niklas’ Journey

Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 12, Niklas underwent treatment and his life changed. From diagnosis to life after chemo, learn about resilience, balanced living, and the importance of psychological support during and after treatment. Don’t miss this empowering story of survival and hope!

Survivor Story: Coping with Breast Cancer – Flaminia’s Journey

Meet Flaminia, a remarkable two-time breast cancer survivor diagnosed at ages 37 and 39. She shares her story of resilience, highlighting the importance of quality of life and survival. Learn about her experience with personalized medicine and why patient involvement is crucial. Join us in celebrating her strength and determination!