Volha Likhachova, Belarus | Youth Cancer Europe (YCE)

Volha Likhachova, Belarus

Volha Likhachova, Belarus

I am 38 years old.

I am a professional lawyer, human rights activist.

For 15 years, I worked in the NGO sector in the field of human rights protection. I worked with the rights of people with disabilities in Belarus during many years also.

I am a happy person, because I love my profession and I consider that jurisprudence is one of the important components of my life.

In 2012, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the same year, doctors performed an operation to remove the tumor and I had chemotherapy. Then I got a course of hormone treatment. Now I pass systematic examinations.

I would like to know new ways of development of psycho-social support for cancer patients in the Europe, about protection of their rights and advocacyI consider it is important to have international cooperation in the provision of medical, psychological and social assistance to oncological patients, their rehabilitation and adaptation, and including further support and information support issues.

Shortly about myself: I really love life and people!