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A Tour Around FACT

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The slide sequence below will give you a quick armchair tour around FACT. Just select any slide to see more details about that subject.

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FIGHTING AGAINST CANCER TENERIFE

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News about cancer treatments

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Children's Stories that Support FACT

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Helping

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Donations

Donate funds or your time

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Events

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JIGSAW FUN!

FACT rely on donations and fund raising events to continue to help cancer patients in Tenerife.

Test your jigsaw skills with
this poster for our November Fund Raiser, kindly hosted and arranged by
The George Family Sports Bar
in Santiago del Teide.

Use your pointing device to move the pieces into the right position.
The original picture is shown below - for all the good it will do you!
Click on the square shape to go full screen.
Click on "OK" to start the timer.

If you want to make a PAYPAL DONATION to FACT so we can carry on helping people just click on the picture!

BTW you can buy FACT mercahndise
on-line,   Just go HERE

Good luck!!

Cancer help in Tenerife
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How to help a Friend who is diagnosed

When someone is given the terrible news they have cancer it can be devastating. If this happens to a friend or relative, how can you help? What should you say (or not say)?

Here is some guidance.

Cancer help in Tenerife
  • Be there for them. To hold a hand, go with them to an appointment, make a cuppa, cook dinner, go for a walk. Normal stuff. 
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  • Ask what you can do to help. But don't expect to get answer... Your friend will be overwhelmed with their diagnosis and making decisions is difficult.
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  • Keep offering help. One day your friend will let you in. Offer things that you think will help, but only those you can do. If going to a hospital appointment is not for you, don't offer. 
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  • Make plans, but have a Plan B.  Sometimes your friend won't feel up to it, or won't stay for long. One of the biggest side-effects of any treatment is fatigue. 
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  • Don't assume your friend can do whatever it is. Always ask. On this journey, your friend controls very little, so the few things they can control are very important. 
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  • Your friend may have compromised immunity. Stay away if you've got a cold or bug, especially symptoms that could be COVID. Use chat or Facetime, or similar. But tell them why you're doing that. 
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  • Be mindful of posting stuff on Facebook. Not everyone wants the world to know they are having treatment or their new appearance plastered over social media.  
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  • Flowers are a lovely gift, but... They may already have lots. Smellies are a good alternative, or plan a meal out, or some other entertainment they like.  
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  • Be ready to listen.  Your friend might want to talk about what is happening to them. Asking questions shows you are concerned. 
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  • Check on your friend's partner.  They are often the caregiver and can get stressed out too. Ask them how they are. 
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  • Ask your friend how much they have told others. Don't assume. Even with close family.
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  • It's OK to get upset.  Often there's an overwhelming feeling of gratitude that it's not you, and then you feel guilty. 
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  • Feel honoured if your friend cries in your presence. It means they feel safe to do so. 
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  • Be ready to talk about death. Your friend may not have a great prognosis, but they still have a life to live. Make it quality. Do mad stuff. Talk about it if they want to. Don't make promises you can't keep. 
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  • Be led by your friend.  Hold their hand and walk with them. You can't do it for them, but you can do it with them. 
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Doing the shopping can really help


What to say...

"I don't know how to help, but I want to. Don't be afraid to tell me when you need a lift, a school run, Some shopping, a cuppa, some hoovering."

"I can't imagine how you feel, or what you are facing, but I'm sending you my love and positive thoughts." 

"I'm here for the good, the bad and the ugly. For all of it."

"It's lovely to see you!"

And what not to say...

"How are you?"

"Bald really suits you. You have a good shaped head."

"I know how you feel."

And don't forget you can Contact us as well. Please make sure you have your friend's permission to discuss their situation with us if you are looking for us to provide help beyond advice - Data privacy still applies with cancer. 

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