EuropaColon Slovakia

EuropaColon Slovakia

EuropaColon Slovakia is an independent, not for profit colorectal cancer patient organisation. 
EuropaColon Slovakia was launched in May 2007.  
Its goals are to raise awareness of colorectal cancer amongst the general public; educate the population on how to recognise early symptoms of the disease,
 provide a free hotline for patients and their families to learn more about how to treat colorectal cancer and offer an online e-counseling facility. The organisation connect patients, doctors, politicians, media and the general public in the fight against this highly treatable disease if diagnosed in its early stages.


New club for support and information to colorectal cancer patients in Slovakia


A new support club for patients has been established by EuropaColon Slovakia with the National Oncological Institute (NOÚ). Attention in the past years has been dedicated to raising awareness about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This year, EuropaColon Slovakia decided to move operations further and direct attention to the needs of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC).

“We found also that patients already suffering from colorectal cancer (CRC) would have welcomed our help,“ says Jana Pifflová Španková, President of the new Club, “after diagnosis, it is usually difficult for patients to cope with their new situation – the possibility of having someone to whom they can refer, someone with whom they can discuss their concerns and problems associated with treatments etc., especially someone who survived a similar experience, is very valuable.”

The club will open from the beginning of April on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for two hours per day, from 10:00 to 13:00. Once a week, from 8:00 to 10:00,  a specialised physician will be available. Counselling services can also be offered, depending on demand. EuropaColon Slovakia aims to assist patients in their needs; capture their voice and relay it to others; identify what they miss in real life and what troubles them and then address all their issues by cooperating with experts. 

The aim of the Patient’s club is to create mutual contacts, provide information, as well as an interesting programme of activities and create for patients an atmosphere where they will not need to feel discriminated and stigmatised because of their condition.

The Patients’ Club, currently operates only in Bratislava. EuropaColon Slovakia would like to expand into other regions of the country. Patients may obtain additional information via a free information phone line or at the web page  www.europacolon.sk.

EuropaColon Slovakia is training a team of volunteers who will promote assistance to the patients personally and in direct contact inform patients about what they need to know to help them cope with their changed health status, including psychological and socio-economic aspects. All volunteers will undergo training with a psychologist to ensure their professionalism.


ECCAM 2015

In February, EuropaColon Slovakia organised national seminar for volunteers (advisors) focused on social assistance, social state benefits for disability compensation due to oncological diagnosis, social assistance of government authorities, information on onco-disability pensions and the support system due to the aftercare of the patient at home.

The programme was focused on the extension and training of new staff, consultants and psychological training to provide advice to the patients in the late stages of CRC and pancreatic cancer.

On the 6th of March 2015 in the framework of Europan Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, EuropaColon Slovakia started with the provision of social advice and support in The East-Slovakian Oncological Institute in Kosice (the second largest city in Slovakia) and also improved advice and psychological support for the patients in late stage.

During the last week of March, The Organisation shoot the television documentary, which focuses on advice and assistance provided in the "Centres of support for patients" through the stories of three patients and former patients, providing professional support and help in the "Centres of support for patients" - more than 500 patients till now!

CCPC2 Poster Competition

Slovakia - Poster Competition
Click on the dates below to see EuropaColon Slovakia's activities during that year.

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Registration No: 5314195 Registered Office: 92 Palatine Road, London N16 8ST.