The addition of about a million new cancer patients in the country each year, leaves little resources to meet the post-treatment clinical, psychological and emotional needs of survivors. In order to contribute to this neglected area of concern in cancer care, many NGOs devote their activities towards pain and palliative care, providing prosthesis to survivors, emotional support and counseling patients.
, we are aware that attention to survivors' issues is as important as augmenting cancer prevention and early detection facilities in the country. From the very beginning CFI
has addressed this important service to cancer patients through Cancer Helpline
, where survivors are provided clinical counseling and consultation by a panel of expert counselors and oncologists.
conducted a survey among cancer survivors in Kolkata to understand their needs in order to provide them an improved quality of life and clinical support. Based on the feedback received, CFI
proposes to start a Cancer Survivors' Resource Centre
designed to provide clinical consultancy, dietary and nutritional counseling, pain & palliative and psycho-oncology support, prosthesis
, nursing services and home patient care.
equally aware and cognizant of the increasing economic burden of cancer treatment in our country and deem it necessary to develop a corpus fund to extend rational financial support and subsidized drugs / medicines with home medical equipment for cancer treatment to deserving patients. We are negotiating with several organizations to sponsor such a project.