Adeje marks World Cancer Day

The Adeje department of health protection is well aware that for those who have cancer or are caring for someone with cancer, every day is important. This is why the department is working all year around offering co-operation with an integrated oncology needs programme that is run by the AECC, the Spanish Cancer Association. Through the service the council is able to offer residents of Adeje a multitude of free services, psychological consultations, physiotherapy, transport, water-based therapies to prevent Lymphedema, etc.

According to the Adeje councillor for health, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, “here in Adeje we are actively working to help and support those persons affected by cancer. Our oncology service is used by many people who can count upon discretion and care, as we know this is a vulnerable time for them, and our job is to help in improving their quality of life too”.

This morning, February 4th, World Cancer Day, a banner was hung outside the main Town Hall with various ribbons signifying different forms of cancer, and for the next three days the Plaza de España will be lit up in green to mark the on-going fight against cancers of all kinds.

All the services on offer through the Adeje department of health protection and the AECC are free and accessed through the department offices in Calle Tinerfe el Grande 32 (beside the main post office), and all requests for information and assistance will be handled with discretion and in confidence.

 

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