Men undergoing treatment for cancer win beauty day at Hospital Santa Julia

Patients also attended lectures.
19/11/2015 16h27 - Updated 19/11/2015 16h27
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To reduce the impact of physical and emotional sequelae caused by cancer, Hospital Santa Julia held, on the morning of Thursday (19), an action designed to raise self-esteem of patients in treatment. Entitled to lectures about the disease and beauty space, where men could take a revamped visual entitled to haircuts and beards made.

The activity was attended by more than 40 men being treated for prostate cancer in the Hospital Santa Julia and had right there is a breakfast for patients and caregivers.

According to Cristiano Paiva, Urologist Medical Hospital Santa Julia, the services offered by the activity benefit users, therefore they take a little the focus of treatment. “The aim is to make both those who are hospitalized as those who undergo outpatient care feel good and to forget, for a while, who are in hospital”, says.

Still he said, the treatments are very stressful, and in many cases, as well as women, men end up with no self-esteem and neglecting appearance.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer 2012, retired Sebastian Ferreira, 71, goes through long sessions of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Facing his third treatment, he states that must remain long periods in hospital did not allow him to have a care better about yourself.

“Sometimes I need to be doing long treatments and no time to shave I have. Today, It was a great opportunity to change it ", said retired.

Performing multiple sessions in the hospital, it reinforces the importance of attention given by the professionals. “What counts in the initiative is, mainly, humanized receive treatment. All professionals who treated me had a special affection in every touch. Facing pain I never imagined feel would be much more difficult without the aid”, completed.

Also to encourage men to take care of their health and within the campaign "Blue November", the HospitalSanta Julia is offering a package with 17 tests and a medical consultation with a value below the average. In the package, which is available to men with 40 years or more, they are included 15 laboratory tests and two imaging, in addition to consultation with the expert. The amount can be paid in installments within six months interest on your credit card. More information can be obtained by calling 2121-9090.

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