Peer support is an important part of help for cancer patients and their loved ones. In certain situations, someone who has experienced the same circumstances as you can be the best source of support when you are living with a severe illness. The Cancer Society of Finland provides varied peer support online and through its member associations.
Peer support often makes things easier for patients and their loved ones. The Cancer Society’s trained volunteers provide peer support for cancer patients and their loved ones throughout the country. Peer support occupies an important place alongside the work of professionals.
The Cancer Society’s provincial associations provide peer support to those who need it. Peer support activities are mainly in Finnish, but some cancer associations have them in Swedish. Some associations may also have peer support persons who use English.
The discussion forum is a chat room run by the Cancer Society. The forum provides a platform for discussing things to do with cancer.