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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).

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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
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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