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Patients who overcame cancer are honored in a photo exhibition at Unimed

Patients who overcame cancer are honored in a photo exhibition at Unimed

November 21 8:25

By Newsroom / Tribuna de Petropolis


In honor of patients who have triumphed in the fight against breast and prostate cancer, Unimed Petrópolis launched Thursday (18) the “Unwavering” mini-photo exhibition. The exhibition, which was held in the waiting room of the Oncology Center at Tawuniya Hospital, collects photographs of five patients who have already completed their treatment.

We seek to convey hope through every image and reinforce that although it is a difficult process, it is possible to beat cancer. The proof of this is our honorable patients who have not been shaken and have reached the end of their treatment. The president of Unimed Petrópolis, Rafael Gomes de Castro, says this mini-exposition is of great importance to all those who have recovered from the disease, and especially to the patients who are still in battle.

The Vice President of the Cooperative, Cesar Augusto de S. Thiago, highlights that “This project is perfectly in line with our goal of nurturing someone’s love.”

For Carla Telles, Oncology Nursing Coordinator, the feeling of gratitude epitomizes a moment marked by emotion and heavy applause.

“We in the oncology sector are grateful to see patients happy and touched by the appreciation. At that time, they also received a certificate that they had conquered the disease. It was a very special moment! “

Oncology service

The Oncology and Infusion Center at Unimed Petrópolis has been in operation since 2018, and has a multidisciplinary team consisting of oncologists, hematologists, oncology nurses, nursing technicians, pharmacists, nutritionists and psychologists. According to the hospital, one of the cornerstones is to provide quality care and, above all, to be humane. Ms. Lea de Souza, who is also portrayed in the mini-gallery, talks about the importance of the care provided by the unit’s team.

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“I never forget the names of the professionals at Unimed Petropolis Hospital, who welcomed me and took care of me with love. I started my treatment on December 30, 2019 and finished my treatment on the same date in 2020. Today, almost a year after my treatment ended, I am still receiving affection and attention, and I am happy Very. This team is in my prayers every day,” he says.

“All this affection my mother receives ends with a subsequent treatment and this care is very important,” continues Luzia Dos Reyes, daughter of Mrs. Lea.

Currently, about 120 cancer patients are undergoing treatment and another 20 have already ringed the “bell of life” – which happens when a patient completes treatment.