Cooperating support groups
Prostate cancer support group Marburg
The prostate cancer support group Marburg:
- brings those affected and their relatives together.
- creates the opportunity for information and exchange based on personal experience.
- promotes conversation between new and long-term sick people.
- informed by lectures by well-known experts.
- offers a space to openly address personal problems.
- is a cooperation partner of the Prostate Cancer Center Marburg
- works in the Federal Association of Prostate Cancer Support Groups (BPS).
- takes influence in favor of prostate cancer sufferers.
- encourages prevention and an open approach to cancer.
For more information see the website of the prostate cancer support group in Marburg.
Help with leukemia and cancer Marburg e.V.
The goals of the association are:
- Public relations with the aim of providing information about leukemia, lymphoma and other cancers and their treatment options.
- Improving the situation of patients with haematological, oncological and immunological diseases and their relatives and friends. This can be done in clinics and / or practices as required.
- Social and possibly financial commitment in improving care in the relevant facilities (clinics, etc.).
- Care of patients suffering from leukemia or other cancer diseases before, during and after bone marrow or stem cell transplantation through individual counseling and the provision of information material.
For more information see the website of Help for Leukemia and Cancer Marburg e.V.
District Association of Laryngectomized Kassel-Nordhessen e.V. / Section Central Hesse
The association is a group of those affected and their relatives who want to pass on their experiences with life after the diagnosis of cancer in the larynx but also in the throat, pharynx and mouth area and thus want to help and inform new patients in this difficult phase of life.
The association is in close partnership with Deutsche Krebshilfe e.V. and other aid organizations and is organized in the Federal Association of Laryngectomized. On-site patient carers from the individual associations and sections look after the affiliated clinics. Direct contact with the sick is still at the top of the agenda of the support group on site and in the clinics. Because those affected are able to convincingly and convincingly convey what they have experienced themselves to others who have just been diagnosed with malignant tumors.
The care work is purely voluntary and consists not only of conveying confidence and courage to endure the necessary medical treatment, but also to show ways how those affected can continue a life worth living in our society despite this disability.
For more information see the website of the district association of the Laryngectomized Kassel-Nordhessen e.V. / Central Hesse section.
Living with Cancer Marburg e.V.
The association "Living with Cancer" was created in the summer of 1994 from an initiative of those affected and those not affected and has set itself the goal of establishing a counseling and contact point with a library for cancer patients and their families. The aim of the association is to improve the individual quality of life by offering advice, self-help and contact options. Following a stay in the clinic, those affected and their relatives ask questions about their everyday lives with all their fears, hopes and needs.
The club's offers include:
- The LöwenMutKids (kids courageous like lions) project to promote and support children of parents and grandparents with cancer. Activities for children and young people are offered that distract, strengthen, have fun and inform. The project is sponsored by the singer Yana Gercke.
- Various support groups with different focuses and regular meetings.
- Health courses, including nutrition courses, respectability training, forest bathing, etc.
- Exercise offers and other courses for those affected
For more information see the website of Leben mit Krebs Marburg e.V.
German ILCO Region Marburg
The independent advocacy of ostomists and colon cancer patients is one of the core tasks of the German ILCO e.V (support association for ostomists and people with colon cancer and their relatives). She also focuses on conveying information and organizing the exchange of experiences between those affected.
The German ILCO represents the interests of ostomists, colon cancer patients and ostomy relocated people on various levels. On the one hand, the self-help association supports those affected who seek advice when there are problems with institutions and providers. On the other hand, she is involved as a patient representative in the medical and supply sectors as well as in health and social policy.
A particular concern of the support association is to create opportunities to exchange experiences with those who are equally affected. This includes roundtables for in rehabilitation clinics for neoplasia wearers as well as discussion groups outside of clinics for ostomate wearers and their relatives.
For more information, see the website of the German ILCO, Marburg region.
Self-help contact point Marburg
The self-help contact point Marburg was founded in 1984 as a joint initiative by employees of the Bürgerinitiative Sozialpsychiatrie e.V. and the AOK Marburg-Biedenkopf. After the reorganization of the AOK in 1992, the activity of the self-help contact point with responsibility for the Marburg-Biedenkopf district was continued by the Bürgerinitiative Sozialpsychiatrie e.V. At times the LOK advice center in Stadtallendorf also looked to support self-help groups. The self-help contact point has been active at the two locations in Marburg and Biedenkopf since 2000. The possibility of external consultation in Stadtallendorf has existed since 2007.
The self-help contact point offers:
- Advice for people who, because of a physical or mental illness or because of social problems, want to find out for themselves whether participating in a self-help group can be useful.
- Support of existing self-help groups as well as the establishment of self-help groups
- Consultations are offered in person and by telephone, one or more times, depending on requirements. The consultations are free and confidential.
For more information see the website of the self-help contact point Marburg.
Women's self-help after cancer
The leitmotif of women's cancer self-help is helping people to help themselves. The women's self-help supports those affected in discovering and using their own resources. It helps them to develop into responsible and competent partners of the doctors
- are involved in decision-making,
- actively help shape the recovery process,
- find your own way of dealing with the disease,
- are confident and satisfied.
For more information, see the women's cancer self-help website.