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AECC (Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer) – Barcelona province

A major national charity offering support for cancer patients and their friends and family, closely associating with local health authorities and who also have a presence in most hospitals with cancer patients. Services in Barcelona city include companionship and visiting help, practical, social and psychological support, and physiotherapy. Services are generally in Spanish and/or Catalan, however English speakers can sometimes be found to assist in certain cases, especially written questions, and if you have the assistance of a Spanish speaker to translate, more extensive support can be given. Outside Barcelona city there are four area centres focussing on social, practical and psychological support -In Vilanova i Geltrú for the Garraf/Sitges area as well; in Mataró for the Maresme east coast area and two more area centres in Igualada and Granollers. (In addition several main towns around Barcelona have a local branch, usually focusing on fundraising and information provision; see the searchable map on the Aecc website).

Coverage area and additional information

The email address is for the Barcelona main office. If wanting to contact Vilanova (Garraf), change Barcelona for [email protected] in the address. For Mataró (Maresme) change to [email protected]

Contact information
Phone 24/7 helpline for all Spain: atencion por todo España (0034) 900100036. Barcelona central number: (0034) 932002099 / Vilanova centre: (0034) 938115100 / Mataró (Maresme) centre: (0034) 930129383
Web www.aecc.es/es/sobre-nosotros/donde-estamos/sede-girona
Email [email protected]
Full address BARCELONA BASE: Travessera de les Corts, 268 08014 Barcelona; VILANOVA i GELTRÚ (west of Barcelona): C/ Pare Garí, 91 08800 – Vilanova i la Geltrú Barcelona; MARESME (east coast of Barcelona): C/Onofre Arnau, 13-15 08301 - Mataró, Barcelona
Languages Spanish & Catalan spoken
Timetable Barcelona: Monday-Friday: 8:00 to 20:00. Other centres in Barcelona province will have shorter opening times. Contact them for details or call the main Barcelona or 24 hour numbers.
Type of organisation Charity / Support Group


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