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My Story: social educational project to support cancer patients starts in St. Petersburg

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My Story: social educational project to support cancer patients starts in St. Petersburg

The aim is to change the attitude towards cancer patients from the society.

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A social and educational project titled ‘My Story’ aimed to support cancer patients has started in St. Petersburg. The official web portal of the St. Petersburg cancer center will publish stories of people who survived cancer on a weekly basis.

As Vladimir Moiseenko, director of the St. Petersburg Clinical and Research Center for Specialized Medical (Cancer) Assistance, told City+ TV show, until recently cancer patients in Russia have been facing a suspicious attitude from the society. In a way, they felt they should be ashamed of their diagnosis.

Nowadays, the situation is changing. Moiseenko is sure that the problem needs talking about, people should be motivated to fight cancer, they should be explained that cancer does not mean a death sentence. The ‘My Story’ project was launched to help people adapt to heir diagnosis, start therapy immediately, and also to change the attitude towards cancer patients on the part of the society.

The cancer center has already published two stories, in which 37-year-old Natalia and 23-year-old Alyona tell about their fight against the decease. 

Vladimir Moiseenko noted that state of the art drugs allow to fully destroy or temporarily neutralize almost all types of cancer cells.

Photo: oncocentre.ru/

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