ESCA CancerSupport changes name to Cancer Support Switzerland

ESCA CancerSupport announces name change to Cancer Support Switzerland

English-language cancer support organisation changes its name to reflect expansion in services across Switzerland.

Geneva, Switzerland – 17 January 2024 – ESCA CancerSupport announced today that it will now operate under the name Cancer Support Switzerland. The organisation has been providing support to those affected by cancer in the Lake Geneva region since 2000. As the number of people affected by cancer continues to grow, this name change reflects the organisation’s new mission and scope to expand its services across the whole of Switzerland.

Increased life expectancy and population growth means the numbers of those affected directly or indirectly by cancer will continue to rise. Today, more than a quarter of the people living in Switzerland are foreign nationals. Many are native English speakers or speak English as a second language. Coping with a cancer diagnosis in an unfamiliar environment can be an additional challenge at an already stressful time. Cancer Support Switzerland aims to extend its services to reach all of those in need.

“We are very excited to announce this name change,” said Ramona Azarnia, President of the Board of Directors, “Switzerland’s large foreign population includes families, working-age people, and retirees from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds who speak English. These are the people Cancer Support Switzerland seeks to help.”

About Cancer Support Switzerland

Cancer Support Switzerland is a not-for-profit organisation which provides emotional support, practical help, and well-being activities in Switzerland and neighbouring regions to anyone who is directly or indirectly affected by cancer and would prefer to receive help in English. Patients and their loved ones can obtain support in dealing with all stages of the disease, from the initial shock of diagnosis, to coping with cancer treatments and side effects, relationships with children, family, colleagues, and more. Services are free of charge, to ensure lack of funds is not a barrier to accessing professional support.

No one has to face cancer alone.  Cancer Support Switzerland is here to help.

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Media contact:

Alana Dunsmore, Communications & Awareness Manager, Cancer Support Switzerland


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