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The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, the Cancer Society of Finland and some hospitals organise rehabilitation for cancer patients. The Cancer Society offers rehabilitation courses. The aim is to supplement public rehabilitation services.

Rehabilitation is provided by regional cancer associations and some national patient organisations.

The rehabilitation courses are intended for cancer patients and their loved ones. They aim to provide information on cancer and to support the patient and his loved ones in the physical, psychological and social recovery. They also seek to improve the patient’s and their family’s quality of life, life management skills and ability to cope with everyday life despite the disease.

Cancer Society’s rehabilitation courses(opens in a new window)

The Cancer Society’s aim is that everyone with cancer receives the support and rehabilitation they need. Regional cancer associations and national patient organisations arrange some 40 − 50 annual courses funded by Veikkaus, Finnish state-owned gaming company.

In addition to courses, the associations provide advice and peer support to assist rehabilitation.

Regional cancer associations and national patient organisations