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Written by Vanessa Jones, B.A  | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Jun 22, 2020
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Cancer Support Groups

Cancer Support Groups in India



5) DEAN Foundation,
Hospice and Palliative Care Center

Deepa Muthaiya,
59/73, II Street,
Aspirin Garden Colony,
Chennai - 600 010.
Tel: 91-44-26454949
Fax: 91-44-26260552


To care and to manage people with progressive, incurable, terminal diseases and to improve the end-of-life quality of dying people. Mrs. Deepa Muthaiya and her two friends came together to form the DEAN FOUNDATION. They were motivated by a doctor who told them about palliative medicine, that helps terminally ill patients spend their last days in comfort. Mrs. Muthaiya is an M.Phil in Communication. She headed the customer service cell of a successful paging company. 'The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying' by S. Rinpocha inspired her to work with dying patients.

6) Jeevodaya Hospice
1/86 Kamraj Road,
Mathur, Manali Post,
Chennai - 600 068.
Tel: 044-25555565

"Hospices last hope for terminally ill"

Palliative care offers a holistic approach to physical, emotional, social and spiritual care. "It is technically the last six months of their life but it can extend up to one year." The Foundation, set up in 1998, takes "care of all patients dying of any disease." The 50-bed Jeevodaya Hospice at Mathur in Manali, which was set up in 1990, is a pioneer in offering care to cancer patients. The staff of Jeevodaya says there is a need for awareness of the concept. They give free palliative care to patients with advanced cancer. Hospices are the last resort for people sent away by hospitals when treatment does not help. More than 80 per cent of those requiring palliative care suffer from physical pain and need medical attention, they note. Pain, oozing ulcers, fall in hemoglobin count are factors the terminally ill have to contend with.


AC 64 Annanagar West,
Chennai - 600 040.
Phone: 044-26220108
E-mail: canstop@vsnl.com
Website: www.canstop.org

CANSTOP - Cancer Support Therapy to Overcome Pain


‘Canstop’, an organization that works towards adding meaning to cancer-afflicted children, .
was started by Dr Vijaya Bharathi Rangarajan as a tribute to the memory of her husband, Dr S Rangarajan who succumbed to cancer in June 1997. Dr Rangarajan was Founder Chairman and Managing Trustee of Sundaram Medical Foundation. It provides a wide range of outreach services for patients with cancer.

Canstop and children: Providing assistance to children of the poor with cancer is one of Canstop's first priorities. Activities include a Drug Bank to provide drugs to the needy, a Blood Bank, Play Therapy, the Milky Way scheme to supplement the diet of children with cancer, Mother's Friend programme to keep mothers employed during their child's treatment, and ‘CanWish’ to help fulfill the dreams of critically ill children.

‘CanStop’ for women and ‘CanStop’ screening: Camps and programmes for early detection of cancer.

‘CanStop’ Helpline. For providing information on cancer. Phone: 2622-4256

‘CanStop’ Directory. A compilation of resources and services for cancer patients... and much more.

8) Atma Sanjivini Foundation
Chennai, India.
Mobile: 91-9840241444
Email: atmasanjivini@yahoo.co.in

A voluntary healing center for Cancer and AIDS people helps them to cope with the ir feelings and emotions.

9) Coimbatore Cancer Foundation
GKNM Hospital,
Pappanaicken Palayam,
Coimbatore – 641 037.
Tamilnadu, India.
Tel: 91-422-216211
Fax: 91-422-211611
Email: cancerfdn@coimbatore.com

"If I can lessen the mental agony of my fellow sufferers
to some extent, then I myself would not have suffered in vain"
With these ideas and ideals in mind, our Founder Chairman, the late Mr. K. Sreenivasan, a cancer patient himself, conceived, shaped, and launched the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation (CCF). CCF was started in 1991 with the noble mission to “enable cancer patients to live with themselves with understanding and dignity". CCF is dedicated to the cause of cancer care and cure and functions at the G. Kuppuswamy Memorial Hospital rendering counseling, guidance, and educational services to the cancer patients and their

Tamil Nadu

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Hello I’m the son of a Cancer patient. I’ve 2 boxes of Inj Iscador available for cancer treatment which I could not use for my father. Iscador is a recognized therapy for Cancer treatment to balance the side effects of Chemo and other standard treatment options. Researched and manufactured in Europe, the Injections are normally prescribed by most Cancer specialist Homeopaths and a few Oncologists. These injections have to be taken regularly over a period of 2-3 months for the desired effects. But one can consult a fellow Homeopath for the exact medications. In India, these inj have to be imported from Waleda and are available only at a few select places. The available medications are 2 boxes each of Iscador Q Series 0 and 1 @ Rs. 4500/- per box. Please read : http://www.iscador.com for more details. Also consult Dr. Kasad [Mumbai] or Dr. Navneet Rastogi (Delhi) for more info. Mail me : sniphadkar@gmail.com for more details


good guidance in simple language!!!!!!!


I want to start a cancer support group here at a village near Madurai, to conduct free medical check-ups, guide cancer patients like where they to go for treatment, whom to contact, how to go there, where they can get free treatment or where assistance could be got etc. Those who are already doing this kind of help to cancer patients can please guide me how to run a similar cancer support group in this village near Madurai. Please contact Gurumoorthi, thanks.


We are a group of anti- cancer healers and counsellors , our mission being , allow the fullest co-operation of the patient with the Specialists/Physicians for reducing the side-effects, reduce pains , ease digestion etc. All that we need is a photogragh of the patient and theh details of treatments and updations to our mail i d. Don belive us until you see the effects of our hard work . 'Service to patients with big C is service to God ' our motto .


my dad has been diagonised with stage 3 lung cancer he is undergoing radiation n chemo he is 63 years,please give me some tips about what has to be done treatment was started on 2nd august 2010.


What are the side effects that occur as a result of the new treatment/ drug

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