The Association reminds all patients with this disease of Pitiusas and their families that it continues by their side to help them in this health crisis.
The Ibiza and Formentera Association Against Cancer, IFCC, has increased its hours of care for patients and their families with this disease of Pitiusas in order to be by their side in this serious health crisis that is ravaging the country. In this way, they provide telephone support from March 18 from Monday to Friday, in river hours from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to answer your questions and needs on +34 666 991 336.
The President of Ibiza and Formentera Against Cancer, Helen Watson, wanted to highlight the importance of patients with cancer and their families taking extreme precautions “not allowing them to leave the house in any case and attending to their health and vital needs to prevent them from are exposed to contagion. ” “Family members must go to the pharmacy for them and upon their return home they must scrupulously follow the security measures recommended by the government and by our health workers, such as washing hands, taking extreme care of surfaces, isolating those affected, and in essence, ensuring that these patients, who are at risk, are not affected by this virus. ”
On the other hand, from IFCC they have highlighted that “it is necessary that, despite the confinement, we follow healthy lifestyle habits to prevent cancer, such as eating healthy and exercising at home, and that we leave others such as tobacco, taking advantage of this situation ”.
IFCC, 19 years alongside cancer patients of the Pitiusas
The Ibiza and Formentera Association Against Cancer, IFCC, is a non-profit organization, aimed at fighting this disease in the Pitiusas, which since its inception in 2001 has been self-financed with the collaborations of its volunteers and partners and with the fundraising events he has organized, without relying on any government aid or subsidy. IFCC helps cancer patients on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera by offering its support to the sick and their families and collaborating with the Balearic health services, to promote improvements that bring back greater quality of care.
This Association pioneered for three years tests such as colon cancer screening, essential for the early detection of this type of cancer, or the hiring of a physical therapist for the Lymphedema Unit of the Ibiza Health Area, which has managed to are implanted in the public health system. As of today, it continues to bear the costs of 23 women with lymphedema who receive private treatment in cases that are not covered by Ibsalut.
In 2019, it financed the purchase of 16 chairs for treatments such as chemotherapy, with an investment of 44,000 euros, for the Can Misses Hospital. Furthermore, IFCC has produced, printed and disseminated different advice and care guides for cancer patients, as well as brochures for the early detection of different types of cancer. In addition, last year it covered the costs of the humanization project of the information rooms of the Palliative Care Unit and the Oncology Nursing Consultation of the Can Misses Day Hospital.