The right to oncological oblivion: the cured cannot remain hostage to their disease

The right to free choice, to self-determination, to the possibility of orienting one's life towards legitimate aspirations and perspectives. They would seem indispensable traits, typical of liberal societies, both in intentions and in legal systems. But are we so sure that reality matches theory? Are there perhaps obstacles to the enjoyment of essential freedoms? In the last two years we have witnessed widespread injustices, progressive restrictions, and the trespassing of politics within the inviolable perimeters of individual existences. The public first embraced the private, then crushed it, stifling its breath and maneuvering. The "most noble" reasons, and all "most urgent" ones, have been clarified following the sectarian and stale litany of a rosary incapable of transcendence. Terrorism, economic crises, the pandemic and now the war: the road that leads to the underworld of reason is always full of excellent intentions. We are progressively impoverished, trading corners of exercise of an authentic humanity, in exchange for square meters of fake security and guarantee. The yoke is no less burdensome if the metal is precious, to put it in rhyme.

We are here to tell you about an inadmissible, unacceptable discrimination, that is, that linked to a person's health conditions. The Constitution, our primary and principal legal source, protects the health of the individual and the community, guaranteeing free medical care to the indigent. The Constitution, however, is often disregarded, not for an alleged utopianism of the Charter, but for the serious and multiple incapacities of the actors, called to make it true, to make it current in the concrete of our daily life. In short, politics has not always been up to its task. It is therefore up to the associative world to make up for these shortcomings, soliciting from below the action of a political class that is too often dozing and scarcely alert, far from the real needs of citizens.

In this regard, the AIOM Foundation deserves particular attention, which has been fighting for some time for the recognition of the right to oncological oblivion, that is the possibility, for a person certifying a clinical recovery, not to be forced to declare his or her past, while he is about to enter into a contract to access a mortgage, a loan, an insurance, or while chasing the sacrosanct dream of becoming a parent, through the legal institution of adoption. In many European countries, such as France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and Portugal, cancer oblivion is a recognized and guaranteed right. In Italy, even on this front, the delay is truly disarming. A wound among the wounds, a wound that does not heal. The person therefore appears to be the victim and hostage of his past, deprived even of his future, chained to a hopeless present. Clinical recovery is not followed by social recovery, regardless of the neoplastic pathology and the past years, without relapses or relapses.

The AIOM Foundation, founded in 2005, active throughout the national territory, favors the promotion of a culture of oncological assistance, based on the care of the patient and respect for their dignity as a person. It supports independent clinical research, especially in the area of ​​disease prevention. Look at man, not only at his evil, guaranteeing closeness, understanding and psychological help. You can contribute to the implementation of the campaign by leaving your signature online for the bill. Sometimes, a simple gesture can make all the difference.

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This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Atlantico Quotidiano at the URL https://www.atlanticoquotidiano.it/quotidiano/il-diritto-alloblio-oncologico-i-guariti-non-possono-restare-ostaggio-della-loro-malattia/ on Mon, 04 Apr 2022 03:50:00 +0000.