Facing a dreaded disease, he is distraught. While he is financially sound, has a son who is self-sufficient, is able to support his treatment and take care of his needs, a daughter who is married, an old mother at home is the reason of all his worry. He cannot fathom
During one of ICS’s Emotional Support Group (ESG) counselling sessions, I met another volunteer – a charming young girl in her mid- twenties. During the introduction I found out that she was a Cancer survivor. She greeted me with a broad smile and I noticed the twinkle in her eyes.
Mid of September 2017, was my first volunteering session with ICS’s Emotional Support Group at Manipal Hospital, Old Airport Road. As we went visiting the Cancer patients in the Day Care ward, I was overwhelmed by the problems of the patients. Very rarely the patients complained about the pain of
In the 21st century, where people’s compassion is consumed within themselves, we celebrated World Compassion Day on a different note. On 10th May, which is World Compassion Day, six counselors (Mili Chakraborty, Aditi Roy, Jyoti Mittal, Lipika Phani, Manjula and Supriti Ghosh ) of Emotional Support Group of Indian Cancer
We celebrate Mother’s Day in May. So thought of sharing stories of two mothers – hoping that they will be an eye opener for all of us. I am going back by about 25 years to narrate the story of a woman who one day felt a lump in one
ICS, Indian Cancer Society, Bangalore has been a forerunner in launching campaigns for cancer awareness, cancer detection, and emotional support in Bangalore and Karnataka. Recently ICS, BLT (Bangalore Little Theatre), Amar Chitra Katha and The Hindu joined hands to host a family entertaining play “Maya Bazaar” across auditoriums in Bangalore.
Indian Cancer Society’s (ICS) Emotional Support Group, Bangalore brought smiles on the faces of the child patients at Vydehi Hospital, Whitefield on November 14, 2016. There were tiny tots as young as 6 months old to slightly older kids of 12 years. For a while they forgot their pain and
‘Nothing affects us till it hits our own home’, goes the popular saying. We have heard of so many cancer cases in the last decade, but it hit us like a thunderbolt when my wife’s MRI report showed: ‘Carcinoma, Lungs with Spine and Brain Metastasis, stage 4B’. Apart from a
The evening of June 19th, 2011 was a turning point in my life. My doctor shared the outcome of the Colonoscopy test with us. He said, “I am very sorry to tell you Usha, that you have upper rectal cancer.” My husband and I were stunned and tears welled up
Who will care for the caregiver? It was our first caregiver support group session at a prestigious Hospital. There were four caregivers. I noticed one of the caregiver, mother of a 24 year old son, was going through varied emotions. The stress, fear and anxiety was written all over her