Colo-rectal Cancer Management - Support Groups

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Written by Dr. Anitha Paderla, MBBS | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Dec 19, 2019
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Colo-rectal Cancer Management - Support Groups

INDIA

CALCUTTA ASSOCIATION OF LARYNGECTOMIES 
Address: 26 Ballygunge Gardens, Kolkata - 700019 
Phone number: 4407368 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The organisation works with patients suffering from cancer of the larynx, catering to their emotional and social needs. 

CAN-STOP 
Address: C/O Sundaram Medical Foundation, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital, Shanthi Colony, 4th Avenue, Anna Nagar (W), Chennai - 600040 
Phone number: 6284256, 6220108 
Email: canstop@vsnl.com 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The organisation offers counselling services to cancer affected patients and their families. The basic goal is to help people learn more about dealing with cancer and cancer related problems. It also raises funds for the blood banks and drug banks. It has a special programme called Can Wish to fulfill the wishes of critically ill children. It organises anti-tobacco campaigns in schools and colleges. 

CANCER PATIENTS AID ASSOCIATION 
Address: C-1 Mayfair Tower, Charmwood Village, Distt. Faridabad 12009 
Phone number: 8-252881 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The CPAA provides referral services and counselling to the poor and needy patients. It organises picnics and outings to the patients. 

CANCER SAHYOG 
Address: C/o Indian Cancer Society, Q5A Jangpura Extn., New Delhi - 110014 
Phone number: 4319572, 4314907 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The organisation has been set up to provide emotional support to people living with cancer. Cancer Sahyog also provides cancer drugs to needy patients. 

DREAM FOUNDATION CANCER FUND 
Address: 107, Municipal Industrial Estate, Gandhinagar, Worli, Mumbai - 400018 
Phone number: 4973412, 4927435 
Fax: 4973413 
Email: r2r_india@hotmail.com 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
Dream Foundation is a charitable institution which provides support services to cancer patients undergoing treatment at the major oncology centres in Mumbai. The services include - guidance for medical treatment, emotional support and counseling, funds to subsidise rehabilitation expenses and scholarships for children's education. 

HITAISHINI 
Address: CD 54, Salt Lake, Sector-1, Kolkata - 700064 
Phone number: 3375817, 3580616 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
It is a breast cancer support group affiliated to the International Breats Cancer Support Service Network in Switzerland. 

MASTECTOMEE ASSOCIATION 
Address: Sahi Hospital Building, 1A Jangpura Mathura Road, New Delhi - 110024 
Phone number: 6410962, 6121856, 3019328 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The organisation provides support services for cancer patients and their families. A major activity of the organisation is the procurement and provision of breast prosthesis for women to have undergone breast removal surgery. 

SAHAYATA 
Address: H.No. 83, Sector 17, Panchkula, Haryana 
Phone number: 647385 
Fax: 653347 
Email: sahayata@satyam.net.in 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 


TEJ RAM MEMORIAL CANCER SOCIETY 
Address: 28/1, East Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
In addition to creating awareness about the disease, the organisation also undertakes research in that area. They run a breast clinic that provides prostheses and guides patients who require cosmetic surgery. 

V CARE 
Address: Golden Jubilee Block, 1st floor, Tata Memorial hospital, Parel, Mumbai - 400012 
Phone number: 4146750 (extn. 4511) 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
It is a voluntary organisation in Mumbai which helps cancer patients and their families to deal with the disease and its aftermath. The organisation, established in 1994, provides emotional support to cancer patients through ongoing activities, all of which are funded by donors and well wishers. The organisation distributes food grains and milk tokens twice a month to outstation patients, to ensure that the patients get adequate nutrition during their treatment. In some cases, the organisation bears the cost of treatment procedures like bone marrow transplants etc. 

VASANTHA MEMORIAL TRUST 
Address: G-4 Anugraha Apartments, Near Manis Theatre, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641004 
Phone number: 591182, 578026 
Email: ramanjay@md3.vsnl.net.in 
Working in the area of: Cancer support 
The organisation aims at creating awareness among people about cancer and organises cancer screening camps for patients. It provides support services for terminally ill patients and the poor and the needy. 

VASANTHA MEMORIAL TRUST 
Address: Veena Co-operative, Housing Society, Flat no. 15, Nester Compound Road, Kalina, Santa Cruz (E), Mumbai - 400029 
Working in the area of: Cancer support

References:

  1. Colorectal Cancer—Patient Version - (http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/colon-and-rectal)
  2. Colorectal Cancer - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colorectalcancer.html)

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