Keywords: Cancer, Help, Wellness, Voluntary association, Quality of life.
Cancer diagnosis has a tragic impact on a patient and his/her family because of
the awareness of pain and possible death due to oncologic illness. Psychological
and social helps are very important in the care of a patient suffering from cancer.
Oncologic social worker cares for the patient psychological and social wellness
during therapy and he/she also supports families if they need.
Iris is a voluntary association in Molise and provides psychological and social
assistance to women ill with cancer and their families. Iris main activities are to
provide a play centre to ill people children, a comfortable environment, a library
for ill women, free wigs and information and research in order to improve the
quality of life of oncologic patients.