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Presently CPAA is supporting the patients listed below. These patients are undergoing treatment in various cities in India, but unfortunately do not have the financial resources to continue.

Your help can help save a precious life. Please help them by donating generously.

Help Patients

Anita Gaikwad Jagdish Upadhyay Jay Thakker
Shanu Wagh Shrotrik Dasgupta Uma Patra

You can directly donate online using a credit card for the specific patient by clicking on the patient name or the Donate Online option next to the nameand follow the instructions on our 'Verisign certified online payment gateway'. Click here for more donations options and information

Anita Gaikwad: Donate Online

When 33 year old Anita Gaikwad, first discovered a swelling in her left cheek, it was left unattended since she was in the last trimester of her pregnancy. Post-delivery she was referred to Tata Memorial Hospital for further investigations by her local doctor. She was diagnosed with Squamous carcinoma and had by then even lost the ability to eat or speak properly due to the severe swelling. She is now under the care of Dr Sultan Pradhan at Prince Aly Khan Hospital. She has undergone the prescribed 3 chemotherapy sessions and awaits the recommended surgery. The entire cost of surgery is estimated to be Rs. 3,50,000.

Anita has 5 children, the youngest being 4 months old. Her husband has lost his job during the process of her treatment. Her widowed mother and he are trying very hard to garner funds for her surgery. Your helping hand can help them raise the requisite funds for her surgery and offer the chance of a healthy life to Anita, especially for the sake of her children.


Jagdish Upadhyay: Donate Online

41 year old Jagdish Upadhyay was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myloid Leukamia) in 2009. He is undergoing treatment under Dr. Reetu Jain at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. After two Allogeneic Bone Morrow Transplants, he has now been recommended a third BMT in April, the estimated cost of which is Rs. 25 Lakhs.

Jagdish is the sole-earning member of the family with 3 dependents, his mother, wife and one year old son. Please donate generously to ensure that he is able to get the treatment that he requires.


Jay Thakker: Donate Online

17 year old Jay Thakker was first diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2008. He has recently suffered a relapse and is now under the care of Dr Sameer Tulpule at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. 

Donate generously to help Jay's family in their hour of need. 



Shanu Kisan Wagh: Donate Online

Shanu is 15 years old and is undergoing treatment at Wadia Hospital for Chondroblastic Osteosarcoma. Her left proximal femur and pelvis are involved. Shanu is one of 6 siblings. Her mother is a known case of leprosy but has completed treatment. Her father deserted the family when Shanu fell ill. Her treatment will be in the form of Chemotherapy followed by surgery and then Chemotherapy again. The duration of the treatment will be one year. The cost of the chemo is expected to be Rs. 30,000 per month for the drugs, investigations and blood products. She has already received one cycle and is doing well as an in patient at Wadia Hospital under the care of Dr. Sangeeta Mudaliar.

However her surgery is expected to cost Rs. 1.5 lakh. Your generous donation can help her receive the required treatment.


Shrotrik Dasgupta: Donate Online

9 year old Shrotrik Dasgupta was detected with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) in November 2008.

After undergoing first line treatment, he recently relapsed and has now been advised a Bone Marrow Transplant under the care of Dr. Revathi Raj at Apollo Speciality Hospital, Chennai who has successfully treated many such cases including Revathy in 2008 who was supported by CPAA. Chemotherapy for one month according to UK protocol ALLR3 and then stem cell transplant will cost 5 lakhs over a period of 6 months.

The family, consisting of his father, mother and ailing grandmother are already overburdened with treatment costs incurred so far. Please donate generously and help save the life of this promising young boy.


Uma Patra: Donate Online

42 year old Uma Patra was diagnosed with Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma in April 2014. She is under the care and treatment of Dr Shilpa Bhartia at the Subodh Mitra Cancer Hospital Kolkata. Though she completed a course of Chemotherapy & Radiation, she has suffered a relapse and she has been advised Autologous Bone Marrow Transplant at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital Kolkata. The estimated cost of treatment is approximately Rs. 10 Lakhs.

She has two school-going children and her husband is the only earning member of the family. They are unable to meet this growing medical expense.

Please come forward and donate generously to help a family save a precious life.


 Donation Details:

  • You can directly donate online using a credit card for the specific patient by clicking on the Patient name or the Donate Online option next to the name and follow the instructions on our 'Verisign certified online payment gateway'.

  • You can also donate by cheque or demand draft in favour of 'CANCER PATIENTS AID ASSOCIATION', mention the patient's name on the back of the cheque and mail it to: 

    Gulshan Hodiwalla (Executive Director)
    Cancer Patients Aid Association
    Dr. Vithaldas Parmar Research & Medical Centre
    Unit No. 6, Sumer Kendra, Behind Mahindra Tower, Shivram Seth Amrutwar Road, Worli, Mumbai, India - 400 018
    Tel: +91 22 24940011 / +91 22 24940091  / +91 22 24940094


  • Email for direct bank transfer details.

Donations to CPAA are tax exempt under section 80G (50% exemption). You will be sent a certificate of exemption along with receipt and letter of acknowledgement.