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A joint mobilization for greater access to endermotherapy

January 25, 2024

The Quebec Cancer Foundation, to continue enhancing the scope of its measures and their impact on patients and the healthcare network alike, is proud to announce a new joint initiative with the Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher and the organization Se reconstruire – Centre de santé du sein designed to provide access to endermotherapy at a lower cost.

Partenaires endermotherapie 2024
From left to right: Fannie Allard, General Manager of the Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher, Dr. Cathie Guimond and Michelle Ste-Marie, respectively founder and administrative director of Se reconstruire – Centre de santé du sein, and Marco Décelles, General Manager of the Quebec Cancer Foundation.

“Hôpital Pierre-Boucher, by virtue of its expertise in breast cancer screening, treats numerous patients, all of whom we believe should be supported to improve their well-being beyond their cancer treatments. We are thus extremely proud to announce our recent association with the Quebec Cancer Foundation and the Centre Se reconstruire, a measure initiated to enable patients to benefit from endermotherapy at a minimum cost,” stated Fannie Allard, General Manager of the Fondation Hôpital Pierre-Boucher. It bears noting that this hospital is the first institution of its kind to participate in such a complementary therapy initiative.

Endermotherapy seeks to relax muscles, decrease inflammation and favour faster healing of scars through deep tissue stimulation. Initially, 64 people will have the opportunity of benefiting from 3 endermotherapy sessions, at a symbolic cost of $25 each. This first measure is open to Hôpital Pierre-Boucher patients with breast cancer and living below the low-income threshold.

The Centre is notably able to work towards its ultimate vision of enabling access to therapeutic care thanks to the determination of Dr. Cathie Guimond, breast cancer survivor and founder of the organization Se reconstruire – Centre de santé du sein, who demonstrated the relevance of this treatment. The organization is very proud to have been able to evoke such passion from its partners. Michelle Ste-Marie, the Centre’s administrative director, adds that she hopes “that other foundations will see the benefits of participating in this innovative initiative.”

Marco Décelles, General Manager of the Quebec Cancer Foundation, underscores the importance of “supporting and standing alongside people affected by cancer, and this at every stage of the disease. Thanks to this new partnership, we will offer complementary therapy alongside intrahospital treatment, to notably bolster the self-esteem of breast cancer survivors and allow them to resume an active lifestyle.”

For more information or to register, contact the organization Se reconstruire – Centre de santé du sein, at 438-527-7346.