From the moment your diagnosis is announced, Eléonore de Bergeyck is on hand as a benevolent presence, attentive to needs beyond the medical.
She is available to listen to you throughout the various phases, without judging you, and within a confidential, congenial setting. You can discuss with her the subjects that are affecting you, such as intimate and sexual issues, communication with close ones and children, femininity and body acceptance, etc. at your own pace and according to your needs.
She can be reached through her direct telephone line on 02/891.07.48.
If you are looking for information or wish to contact other patients, you can contact the support and self-help groups below:
- Cancer Foundation: Chaussée de Louvain, 479 - 1030 Bruxelles - 02/733.68.68 - www.cancer.be
- Cancerphone : 0800/15.801, working days between 9h and 13h and Mondays until 19h.
Thanks to support from the Federal Public Service (FPS) for Healthcare, and as part of the National Cancer Plan, the Cancer Clinic is offering creativity workshops for children or grandchildren of cancer patients.
The aim of these workshops is to inform, listen, and allow the child to express himself verbally or non-verbally and to do so through artistic expression (clay, painting, collage, drawing, etc.) or play. The child can therefore in this way find answers to his questions about cancer, the treatments, the operations, the side effects of the disease, etc. Or he can also simply confide things that are important to him, besides his parent’s cancer.
The workshops are held on Wednesday afternoons from 14h to 17h by appointment. They are free of charge and the required registration can be arranged through psychologist. An initial interview is conducted with both child and parent present in order to analyse their requirements. Following this, the child participates in the sessions and the parent is regularly given feedback after the session.
We also offer individual consultations for adolescents as well as a one-on-one interview with the parents of children who wish to find out more about how to explain the disease to their child.