Nowadays in France, 385 000 new cases of cancer are detected every year. While these numbers describe a significant chronic disease, if we are not concerned, or one of our relatives, cancer does not seem to exist in public and social spaces. If hospitals’ medical cares of the disease is defined as quality by sick people, they feel a real break when they leave hospitals. While hospitals are in crisis and trying painfully to accompany patients in long term, could we imagine an alternative, a relay of proximity between hospitals and homes?
Convergence is a project located in city centers, opened to medical cares and benevolent support in daily life, offering well being activities and attentions. In this space where relationships between sick people, in remission and society, are built, we finally dare to speak about illness to better understand, fight and live with it.