Cancer Support Groups
Cancer Support Groups in India
5) DEAN Foundation,
Hospice and Palliative Care Center
59/73, II Street,
Aspirin Garden Colony,
Chennai - 600 010.
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.
"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.
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
A voluntary healing center for Cancer and AIDS people helps them to cope with the ir feelings and emotions.
9) Coimbatore Cancer Foundation
Coimbatore – 641 037.
"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