The words ‘breast cancer’ are hard to accept. Disbelief, fear, uncertainty and distress are inherent in the diagnosis of the disease. Many of the patients we have treated over the years have admitted that, at times, they have felt alone despite being surrounded by family and friends; and overwhelmed by the process, full of unknowns, that they have to undertake in the treatment of their disease.
At the IBCC, understanding, respect and cooperation with our patients are part of the way we work. Our patients are at the centre, and their disease, diagnosis, treatment and subsequent follow-up care involve not only breast cancer specialists, but our entire team will also be there to support you. From the very first phone call, all the IBCC professionals are involved in caring for our patients from a medical-scientific perspective, but also from a human perspective.
At the IBCC, the loneliness that a patient can feel and the coldness of the oncological process disappear, thanks to this personalized support, designed both for our patients and for their closest environment: the family.
The family won’t be alone either. They also suffer the impact of breast cancer and that is why, at the IBCC, we support the families of our patients, thanks to our specialists from various disciplines and, in particular, our psycho-oncologists.
Caring for families is also caring for our patients.