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Pink October: The actions of the League Against Cancer

The Cancer League, the largest association of cancer patients, has of course been very concerned by Pink October. To read the interview of Elodie Audonnet, communication officer at the League against cancer ...

For the League Against Cancer, what does Pink October mean? This month should be an opportunity to lead what kind of action?

Elodie Audonnet: October Rose is the month of mobilization against breast cancer, and it is - for the League against cancer - the opportunity to gather, federate and initiate a movement of generosity and mutual aid to women with cancer. Cancer. Because Pink October makes visible messages of prevention and awareness, the League takes the opportunity to remind the importance of breast cancer screening. It is also a good time in the year to promote the various services made available by the League for all women with cancer, all year long, and everywhere in France. It should be known that early breast cancer has a 9 in 10 chance of being cured. It is essential to motivate ALL women concerned, especially those in precarious situations who are unfortunately too often far removed from public health messages. Finally, the month of October Rose is a time when all questions have an answer, a slogan: no taboos!

What particular organization the League against cancer during Pink October?

EA: The League Against Cancer is present throughout France, including Overseas. Throughout the month of October, the volunteers of the association will go out to meet the people during sporting, cultural or informative events. Races, marches, conferences, debates, meetings in many districts will be organized by the Departmental Committees of the League Against Cancer.

What are the top three things to improve in the fight against breast cancer?

EA: Firstly, it is important to remove all the taboos around this disease, the screening and the image of the woman having or having had breast cancer. It is more than urgent to provide complete information, detailed and understandable by all. By breaking taboos, we will have a better adherence to breast cancer screening.

Secondly, combating all the social effects of cancer must also be considered a priority. Reduction of the rest of the burden of cancer patients, introduction of the right to be forgotten, psychological care. all the needs of sick people must be listened to and solutions must be found. Today, people with cancer should no longer have to suffer this double sentence induced by the disease.

Finally, researchers must be supported and financially supported. The League against Cancer by donating a large part of the donations it receives to teams of researchers allows research excellence, effective, sustainable with concrete applications for the sick.

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