Current awareness campaign
Four out of five children and adolescents with cancer can be cured nowadays but more than 80 per cent of the survivors struggle with late effects. Because these effects can have a negative impact on fertility and psychosexual health, preventive measures are essential. Since not all costs for fertility-preserving procedures are covered by health insurance companies, those affected suffer twice over. This is why systematised counselling services are required to provide parents, children and survivors with comprehensive information and a basic insurance that covers all necessary costs.
Childhood Cancer Switzerland launched a new awareness campaign on 1 June to draw attention to these major gaps in care. A range of informative factual texts and interviews impressively illustrate the many challenges faced by those affected. So far, the campaign has reached around three million people in Switzerland.