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‘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

BY ARPITA BHATTACHARJEE Don’t let Cancer limit you Instead limit the effects of Cancer on you Those fighting cancer or battling with the side effects of the treatment don’t give up your fight with the big C of Cancer. Embrace the 3 Cs of Confidence, Courage, and Cheerfulness to fight

BY A BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR March 6th, 2015 my first dose of chemotherapy started. I was having butterflies in my stomach when I went to the hospital in the morning. Though I tried to look bold and stay calm, I was feeling nervous as I didn’t know what was going

By Chandrika R Krishnan, Behavioural Skills Facilitator I often quote Robert Frost’s these lines, whenever I feel the blues or feel a shiver up my spine: But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. It’s 2+ years since

BY RUMNO MUKHERJEE When I was asked to write something about my experience as cancer survivor, I took a deep breath. Should I call myself a survivor or very lucky? I am glad it was cancer and not diabetes, hyper-tension or some other myriad ailment. I could leave those days

BY KAMAL DEEP PETER It was in February 2013 that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three years hence I seem to have made more lasting friendships with those suffering from the disease, the care givers, doctors and organizations that work for the cause. Everything else could probably wait but