WHO WE ARE?

The Cancer Patients Support Association (POLA) is a non-governmental umbrella organisation consisting of a number of organisations engaged in the area of oncology, including cancer patients societies and organisations offering assistance to people with cancer. POLA is a transparent and independent organisation representing the interests of cancer patients, whose mission is to make all the possible efforts to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and their families.

 

OUR AMBITION

It is our goal to achieve that as few people as possible are affected by cancer and that both patients and their families have access to effective treatment and the best possible informative, social, psychological and mental support.

 

WHAT WE DO

  • We educate the public in how to reduce the chances of developing cancer;
  • We teach patients how to actively engage in their treatment process;
  • We organise free seminars, trainings, art therapies and conferences dedicated to patients;
  • We inform patients by disseminating free publications on relevant topics;
    We strengthen patient organisations;
  • We mobilise the community of cancer patients and issue the POLA card to its members.
  • We offer more possibilities for individuals affected by cancer.

 

WHAT IS THE POLA COMMUNITY?

It brings together people with cancer who are willing to lead an active and full life, are registered with the POLA database and hold the POLA card.

 

MEMBERS OF THE POLA COMMUNITY HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES:

  • To save money on goods and services by enjoying discounts from more than 40 partners across Lithuania;
  • To enjoy free invitations to theatre performances and concerts;
  • To receive information about events aimed at cancer patients.