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February 12, 2022, 09:05

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Non-profit organizations of the capital carry out preventive measures for citizens and help those who have already been diagnosed with cancer.

February 4th is World Cancer Day. Capital non-profit organizations help people learn more about such diseases and diagnose them in time, provide psychological support to patients and their families, help with examinations and resolve everyday issues.

“To support the important work of NGOs, the city annually provides grants, provides premises, provides information support, printing services, and organizes training and expert consultations on the work of the non-profit sector. In addition, the mos.ru portal has a charitable service, thanks to which citizens can make donations to support charitable foundations,” said Pavel Simakov, head of the network of NGO coworking centers.

Let’s talk about some capital funds where people with cancer can turn for help.

24-hour socio-psychological assistance by phone

Cancer survivors can anonymously contact the hotline for help and support “Clear Morning” serviceby phone +7 800 100-01-91. Psychologists, lawyers and experts on other issues related to cancer treatment work on the line.

Consultants will tell you how to apply for a disability, get preferential medicines, get free treatment, and help not to get lost in a difficult situation for both the sick person and his relatives. Every month, Yasnaya Utro receives an average of 3,000 visits. Since 2007, more than 350,000 people who have been diagnosed with cancer have received psychological assistance. Today, the hotline employs 80 volunteer psychologists and 32 staff members.

Classes with a psychologist and rehabilitation with creativity

To cope with psychological difficulties, cancer patients and their loved ones can also turn to to the fund “I love life”. One of the main directions of the organization’s work is individual psychological assistance. The Foundation’s psychologists help to adapt to the changed conditions of life, find the strength and motivation to fight the disease.

The foundation provides five free sessions with a psychologist to each applicant. To get help, you need fill out an application on the site.

To support the wards, the foundation holds master classes in drawing, cooking, ceramics, as well as weekly yoga classes. Creative activities have a positive effect on the nervous system, help to relax, relieve anxiety and tension, and physical activity is very important for recovery during and after treatment. All classes are held online. You can subscribe to them on the site.

Search for donors for bone marrow transplantation

Every year, about 30,000 Russians receive oncohematological diagnoses. For most patients with acute leukemia, a bone marrow transplant is their only chance of recovery. The operation itself is paid by the state. A Leukemia Foundationhelps patients with blood diseases to select donors in Russian and foreign registries, organizes the delivery of donor material. The fund also provides patients with medicines, pays for some diagnostic tests, and provides housing for the duration of maintenance chemotherapy courses. Since 2014, the foundation has managed to help more than 600 patients across the country.

You can support the work of the organization with the help of charity service mos.ru. The fund will use the funds received for the treatment and examination of patients with leukemia and lymphoma, as well as for the search for donors for bone marrow transplantation.

The mos.ru charity service was launched in October 2020. This is a project of the capital Department of Information Technology, Committee of Public Relations and Youth Policy of the City of Moscowand the Public Chamber of the city. The service makes it possible to learn about charitable programs and send funds to organizations connected to it at a convenient time.

How the city helps cancer patients

At the end of 2019, a new standard of oncological care began to be introduced in Moscow. Patients are now treated in specialized cancer centersorganized on the basis of six large hospitals. In each, you can undergo diagnostics, surgical treatment, radiation and drug therapy, as well as dispensary observation.

“The standard for providing oncological care, which was switched to in Moscow, is not just the organization of specialized centers based on the largest city hospitals and a well-organized routing. This is a deep rethinking of the entire process of providing medical care. The center is the patient, whose path is clearly regulated and understandable – from the moment of suspicion of a disease to treatment and follow-up. Thanks to the management of the patient within the framework of one medical organization, he is diagnosed and treated faster, and in the treatment of oncological diseases, time is the most important factor. Continuity appears when the patient goes all the way with the same specialists who know all the nuances of his medical history and treatment. This further reduces the psychological burden and forms a positive attitude. All these and many other aspects may not be noticeable, but they are very important, and we try to carefully work out every, even the smallest detail, so that everything works in favor of the patient and is aimed at his speedy recovery,” said the chief physician of the City Clinical Oncology Hospital No. 1 Vsevolod Galkin.

Moscow also became the first region in Russia to switch to new federal clinical guidelines for the treatment of the most common types of cancer three years ahead of schedule. The city has introduced expanded standards of drug therapy for 10 cancer sites, which account for about 90 percent of oncological diseases. Citizens receive modern targeted and immune drugs.

Besides, project is being implemented “Personal Assistant”. Within its framework, the specialists of the My Documents offices help patients with cancer make an appointment with doctors, for examinations, remind them of an upcoming visit, enter information into the city cancer registry, and solve problems that arise.

How to make a charitable donation on mos.ru

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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