Informing patients | Antikankerfonds (NL)

Informing patients

Patients make treatment decisions together with their doctor. However, not all patients have well-documented and understandable information about the possible treatment options. We strive for patients to make only informed decisions.

Patients make treatment decisions together with their doctor. However, not all patients have well-documented and understandable information about the possible treatment options. The Anticancer Fund strives for patients to make only informed decisions.

Filtering, translating and educating

Our team is independent and open-minded. We consult reliable sources (NCI, UpToDate, MSKcc, cam-cancer, a.o.) and guidelines (NCCN, ESMO) to inform about treatment options. We filter and translate scientific data and results into a language understandable to patients and their families. We also help patients structure and comprehend complex information about registered and complementary or alternative therapies so that it can be used in treatment discussions with the attending physician.

“When my sister was diagnosed with cancer, the information I could find regarding who recommends which treatment and where, when and how was overwhelming, complex and often contradictory.”

We can help!

The Anticancer Fund personally answers all therapy-related questions from patients and their families. It is crucial to clearly formulate your question and describe which type of information you would like us to provide you with.

Due to the many types of cancer and treatment strategies, we might also ask for some details about the patient, the diagnosis and previous or planned treatments in order to provide you with personalised information. All information is treated confidentially - read our privacy policy here.

To improve our patient services, we deeply appreciate your feedback about information provided to you by the Anticancer Fund.

The Anticancer Fund personally answers all therapy-related questions from patients and their families.

What kind of information do we provide?

We provide non-judgmental, evidence-based information about:

  • specific types of cancer,

  • available treatment options,

  • treatment options suggested by international guidelines,

  • experimental treatment options and clinical trials,

  • treatment centres and specialists across borders,

  • drug interactions,

and we can provide scientific evidence of the complementary treatment you are considering.

My Cancer Navigator

My Cancer Navigator is an information service for cancer patients treated in Belgium.

My Cancer Navigator, information service for cancer patients by the Anticancer Fund and dr Gabry Kuijten, Do you have cancer and feel lost? Do you need clear information about your treatment? My Cancer Navigator helps you find your way.

We inform – we do not advise

The Anticancer Fund does not provide medical advice and the information provided does not replace a medical consultation. Treatment decisions must always be made after consultation with the attending physician.

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