CAMI Sport & Cancer
When sport becomes a therapy!
CAMI Sport & Cancer, a non-profit association recognized as being of general interest, was created in 2000, by Jean-Marc Descotes, a former high-level sportsman and Dr. Thierry Bouillet, an oncologist in Paris.
It accompanies patients undergoing treatment or in remission from cancer, in Sports Therapy programs in order to increase their chances of recovery and improve their quality of life. Present in 26 departments in France, the CAMI accompanies more than 3000 patients per week including 300 hospitalized children.
It intervenes :
- In hospitals in Sport & Cancer Poles, with hospitalized patients and in heavy treatments
- In town, in " ambulatory " sessions with patients at the end of treatments or in remission.
Referential and recognized structure of therapeutic sport, it benefits from an academic, medical and institutional recognition. Its Sports Therapy programs are now recognized to combat the undesirable effects of the disease (fatigue, pain, loss of motor skills, loss of sleep...) and increase the chances of recovery.