The group said in a statement that, like the Conserva series, this kind of narrative “could serve as a model of conflict with a dangerous dimension.”
Host of the Chilean Association of Cancer Patients’ Organizations (ACHAGO) after criticizing Claudia Conserva’s documentary series Brava, denouncing “hypothesis, sensationalism and morbidity” in the fight against cancer. reacted through social networks.
The documentary follows her trajectory that began after the communicator was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer.
“I would like to point out that it seems positive to me to visualize these reactions and to generate debate about how and in what language we should approach this disease.” said the animator.
“When you think about it, we are in a cultural shift and gradually have to learn to modify our language. I suspect the same thing will happen with the way we refer to ,” he added.
“In my experience, I start with the premise that everyone is free to ‘approach’ as they feel is right for them and that it helps them heal. It depends on each personality.” he continued.
Claudia Conserva and her cancer: ‘Nobody ever asked me to be a strong warrior’
He also said, “It’s very clear to me to try to make a patient who is in shock of a diagnosis (where the whole family collapses) want to live and maintain a positive mental state.” “In my record, I fell not just once, but many times and stopped again, because that’s how I felt,” he explained.
“Nobody ever asked me to be a strong warrior. It’s something I stuck with and never let go. We’re going back to character and individual response,” he confessed.
Of the criticism of the overdramatization, Conserva said, “Maybe so, but that’s how I had to live.” “If you have a patient who got cancer with more kindness, feel lucky. Not everyone is treated the same and some don’t need chemotherapy,” he said. said.
“Although it’s not scientifically proven, I think when it comes to ‘dealing’ with any disease, it’s a good bet that the treatment will work. I can’t imagine my family not giving me false expectations and telling me that it probably wouldn’t work out. ”
Similarly, it said it had received hundreds of testimonies from living people who had been evicted. “As long as there is life there is a chance. I put up with it,” he said.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there are no certainties in health.”
When it comes to alternative therapies and spiritual beliefs, “it’s part of the patient’s freedom to choose those options.”
“I had surgery in a Brazilian monastery without faith, so they sent me an email with the protocol, emphasizing never to neglect treatment. Most people ask God for help.” I ask, but I don’t feel conflicted either.”
“There are no guarantees. If I’ve learned anything, it’s that there are no certainties in health,” he admitted.
Claudia Conserva also acknowledged that she has worked with breast cancer prevention campaigns as a communicator for many years.
“Each year, I have helped by wearing pink ribbons on my clothes, but today, as a communicator living with the disease, I feel that it is not enough. It is to raise awareness about the discovery and implement some ”health problems in our country”. So far it’s been going well and that’s good,” he concluded.
The documentary Brava consists of three episodes, with the third and final chapter of the show premiering on TVN this Thursday.