Luxembourg’s Cancer Foundation hopes to highlight the success stories from patients who have beaten cancer by organising a photo exhibition.
Ahead of world cancer day on 4 February, the not-for-profit is calling for people in Luxembourg to send in photos of themselves before the diagnosis, afterwards and a third picture of when they beat it.
Each year some 2,500 people in Luxembourg are diagnosed with cancer.
“The emotional shock is sometimes so big that a patient struggles to imagine life after treatment, even if their prognosis is good and appropriate treatment exists. Cancer therefore appears to be the final image of life,” the Cancer Foundation said.
The photos should be accompanied by two pieces of information, one giving the year the patient was diagnosed and the diagnosis. The second asks patients to imagine if a film was made about them, what it would be called.
The goal is to gather enough images to create an exhibition during the Relais pour la Vie on 24-25 March. “The more patients who participate, the stronger the message of hope will be. There is life after cancer,” the asbl said.
The photos and information can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Fondation Cancer, 209 route d’Arlon, L1150, Luxembourg.