You are not alone
You may have a feeling of emptiness after you have learned about your diagnosis. You are worried about your future and maybe feel forgotten and abandoned. We at FICAN West are here to help you. We support you and provide you with the treatment you need at all stages of your cancer illness.
Where can I find more information?
You will find information about how different cancer types are treated by clocking on the web pages of the hospital districts of SouthWest Finland, Satasairaala (in Finnish) and Vaasa. The treatment of many cancers is depicted in the form of treatment paths, where you may follow how the illness is treated throughout the entire duration of treatment. After your referral to specialized health care has been sent, as well as during treatment and follow-up, you are always welcome to contact the unit where you are being treated in Turku, Pori or Vaasa.
The information services of the Cancer Society of Finland, the local cancer organizations and patient organizations are also there to answer your concerns and questions. The links to the web pages of these organizations are at the bottom of this page.
The cancer organizations and patient associations provide support and advice in matters related to cancer – they are there for all patients and their families and friends. Some of these organizations have service desks in the main hospitals in Turku, Pori and Vaasa. There you may meet people from these organizations and peer supporters.
And you may always talk with your own doctor or nurse. If needed, they can advise you where you should turn to for help and support. Your municipal health care center and occupational health care unit may also help you in cancer-related matters.