Knowing what a cancer patient is facing is essential to recovery Published on 12/04/2019 According to data from the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), it is estimated that this year more than 270,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Spain, a number that increases every year. Of these, almost half will be in women, who will mostly be diagnosed with breast, colon or gynecological cancer (cervix, uterus or ovary). As a patient, facing the news of a cancer diagnosis can be shocking, even devastating, and there will be many questions - will I get through this? Will I have physical aftereffects? Will the treatment work or will it be a waste of time?