Smt. Panadevi Dalmia Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalakshmi, Mumbai-11.
Tel: +91 22 24924000 / 8775
Fax: +91 22 24973599
Tobacco Day Skit, Essay, Slogan and Photography Competition
For students in the age group: 8-12; 13-16: 17 up
Attractive Prizes Gifts and snacks for all
Performance by Bandishk
Venue: K.C. College Hall Date: 31st May, 2009
Pre-registration: Krunal Mehta (9820429688) firstname.lastname@example.org
Suman Ramesh Tulsiani Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Centre
Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's
Pizza, Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-25
Tel:+91 22 24383296 /
Lila Kishanchand Shahani Clinical
1st Floor, Naigaon Municipal Maternity
Hospital, Dahivalkar Road, Opp. BDD Chawl No. 6&7, Next to Police Grounds,
Tel: +91 22 24121680
H/1572, Chittaranjan Park,
New Delhi - 110 019
Tel: +91 11 2627 0470 /
8, Uttam Tower, Above Nene Hospital, Nagar Road,
Pune - 411 006
Tel: +91 20 3950 0350
Fax: +91 20 2669 6636
Chidambaram Gardens, 117 Sterling road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600034
Reliance Life Sciences are conducting a study on breast cancer
mutations in women who have been diagnosed after
the age of 50.
If you are a
breast cancer patient who has been detected
after the age of 50 and would like to participate in this study,
Dr. Dhananjaya Sarnath on
Special offer for PET-CT scan
for cancer patients:
From 20th-31st May Piramal Diagnostics is offering the scan for
Rs. 7500/- as against the normal rate of
sign petition for cheaper drugs
CPAA website is renamed
www.cancer.org.in : In
line with nomenclature used by major NGOs worldwide, Cancer Patients
Aid Association's website has now been renamed
www.cancer.org.in . You can
access the website using both addresses for the present.
Patients Support Group':
On 21st March, CPAA
launched its ‘Childhood Cancer Patients Support Group’, where paediatric
cancer patients and their
family members were invited. There were games, quiz, music and dance for
the children. Mr. Debashish Sharma with his group from Assam Bhavan,
Vashi entertained the children on this occasion. Dilshad Patel made
everyone get up and boogy to popular dance tunes.
The event was organised in collaboration with Times Foundation. Each
child got a memento to take home. Full marks to Dr. Shital Raval and
Mallika Narayan for a well organised programme. Many thanks to all those
who attended the programme and helped make it such a success.
Tobacco Habits of
Youth in Guwahati: CPAA has undertaken a project under a grant from
UICC to study the tobacco habits of young marginalised children in
shelters and remand homes. Thanks to the groundwork done by Deepsikha
Foundation, we got an invaluable opportunity to conduct this study in
three locations in Assam. A 4 member team consisting of ENT surgeon, Dr.
Milind Khare, camp coordinator, Deepak Tirlotkar, counselors Susmita
Mitra and Shubha Maudgal visited Snehalaya and Lalsingh Academy,
Guwahati and Regional Bridge Centre, Amsong. 534 children were screened
and administered a questionnaire to understand whether they took
tobacco, what forms, when and why they started, where they get the funds
and whether they are aware of the dangers. An overwhelming proportion of
the children screened took betel nut and tobacco.
14 children were found to have precancerous changes such as leukoplakia.
Shockingly, a 14 year old girl was among those detected with these
conditions and an
18 year old boy had the changes on both sides of the inner lining of his
mouth. Betel nut use is rampant in the region. In Amsong we found that
had a tree growing in their back yard. People were not aware that betel
nut is equally dangerous and can cause cancer in the long run. In fact
betel nut is
offered to all guests as a mark of respect. Ironically, even our group
was offered betel nut after lunch!
Tobacco Cessation Campaign:
CPAA has initiated a Tobacco Cessation Campaign to help those who would
like to quit the habit. The campaign coordinator,
Dr. Shital Raval underwent extensive training to design a systematic
programme to ensure complete cessation. This campaign was launched at
the PRS Industrial Tapes factory at Safed Pool, Andheri as a part of
their Safety and Health Week programme. A talk was given by Executive
Director, Dr. Shubha Maudgal, followed by a description of the modality
of cessation by Dr. Raval.
Similar programmes will
be held at other venues. For details contact on
Women’s Day: An Open Forum discussion program (in Marathi) on Cancer
was organised for the staff members of Bank of Maharashtra at Shivaji
Mandir, Dadar on 7th March on this occasion. Mr. Nandkumar Poojari, Dy.
General Manager (Mumbai Region) Bank of Maharashtra; Dr. Mandakini
Purandare, Gynaecologist; Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director - Tata Memorial
Hospital; Dr. Hemant Tongaonkar, Professor & Head, Dept. of Gynaecologic
& Urologic Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital; Mr. Y. K. Sapru, Chairman,
CPAA; Mrs. Neeta More, Director,CPAA and Mrs. Vaidehee Sukthankar, Chief
Manager, Bank of Maharashtra were the speakers.
Mohan Wagh, Producer and Mrs. Renuka Shahane-Rana, Film Actress were the
chief guest at this program sponsored by BG India.
'Fashion'- film show for women cancer patients: 75 women cancer
patients were taken to Cinemax Theatre for a special screening of the
hit movie ‘Fashion’.
Celebrities like Rakhi Sawant, Dino Morea, Shweta Pandit and Tisca
Chopra made the patients feel special with their presence. They all sang
and danced and
thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Programs for patients in collaboration with other NGOs: 25 childhood
cancer patients from Wadia Hospital were taken for an entertainment
program organised by ‘Helping Hands’ at the Jaslok Hospital
Auditorium on 16th April. The children witnessed a puppet show, music,
games and snacks, prizes and gifts thereafter.
At another such program organised by an NGO, ‘Angel Link’, CPAA
volunteers took 75 childhood cancer patients from Wadia, Tata and Sion
hospitals for a fun-filled afternoon at the Bowling Company, Phoenix
mills on 29th April.
Cancer awareness lecture: Y.W.C.A Byculla invited CPAA to conduct
a lecture for their Nursing students. Iva Athavia delivered an
educational and interactive lecture to about 150 nursing students.
celebrated at the Rajgarhia Dharamshala with a lot of merriment and
bonhomie. 50 patients and their relatives exchanged herbal gulal colours
amidst dancing and singing, thus bringing out the true meaning of Holi,
the festival of colors and friendship.
An Early Detection and health check-up camp was conducted at
Motilal Nehru Camp, Munirka Village in the month of March. This camp
drew 210 women and children from the area. It was preceded by an
awareness talk. It was also observed that there were many children
suffering from scabies and respiratory ailments. The women of this
community showed poor hygiene standards and were given a talk on the
Another Health check-up camp was organised on 28th April at the Gneimer
Herman Hospital serving the rural area of Anangpur Village. Around 200
men, women and children were screened at this camp. Preceding the camp
was a special talk on importance of hygiene especially explaining to the
women the importance of pap smear tests. The ill-effects of tobacco were
also explained to the villagers in great detail. It was observed that
the women here were regular users of tobacco. One child was detected
with a lump in the thyroid and was referred to AIIMS for further
Avon Beauty Products India Pvt. Limited has renewed the partnership with
CPAA Delhi for the year 2009.
PATIENT CARE REPORT: MARCH
& APRIL 2009
TOTAL NO. OF
TOTAL NO. OF
PALLIATIVE PATIENTS COUNSELED
WARD / ROOM VISITS
NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED
SPENT ON 464 PATIENTS - RS. 6,30,665
World No Tobacco Day 2009 Programs:
23 May: Press conference with prominent Bollywood stars at Taj
Lands End, Mumbai
25 May: Cricket match between Film stars and Doctors at Mumbai
27 May: Free mega-ENT Cancer Screening Camp at Naval Dockyard
31 May: Skit, Essay and photography competition at K.C.College
details see side panel
Colours Of Life-
‘Affordable Art For Affordable Drugs’ : 5years of Spreading Happiness :CPAA
has worked continuously to ensure that cancer patients are not denied
treatment simply for financial reasons. The aim we focus on is the
creation of funds capable of helping needy cancer patients take the
benefit of the latest drugs science has to offer. We also feel that just
as a wider population should have access to the best drugs available
regardless of cost, there exists a wider, untapped population interested
in acquiring art if they could afford it. This year, our curator, Piali Syam, has put an extra effort into
identifying and sourcing a variety of works which fall within the grasp
of this broader group. On offer are the works of over 100 artists, who
have generously given us their creations at prices which will allow many
first time buyers to take
home a piece of beauty. Senior, junior, established and struggling
artists from all over India
have come together to create this unique collection for a cause.
We invite you to come for our exhibition between 22nd June – 30th June
2009, at the Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. Every painting bought will be
a source of joy and will also help to gladden the heart of a cancer
patient in need.