Deed #4: Cancer pain hotline
Good management of cancer pain is a basic right of patients with cancer. In 2012, DRA launched a pro bono project to set up an advisory service to support the management of cancer pain.
The project culminated in the launch of Cancer pain hotline (Syöpäkipulinja), a telephone advisory service which has since become a part of the national advisory services run by the Cancer Society of Finland.
Cancer pain hotline’s experts advise patients, their friends and families and health care professional in issues related to cancer pain. Cancer pain hotline is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The national service number is 050 369 6707.