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Rita Banik on the left in a red dress and beige jacket with her husband on the right with a blue shirt and black jacket standing by the gate of a building and a garden in the background

I Have Actually Forgotten My Pre-cancer Life

Rita Banik, founder of RACE to Rein in Cancer has been living with cancer for more than 12 years. She reflects on her...

My Motto : Live Life King Size Every Single Day

Anita Nanda, 58 who resides in Mauritius, battled breast cancer with a positive attitude, which was, of course, aided...

Choosing a Life of Independence Over A Cure For Disability

Prof Anita Ghai, a leading disability rights activist and academic reflects on her own life, her life with polio,...

Defeated Cancer, One Push At A Time

Shilpa Aneja, 34 is a Stage 3 breast cancer survivor from Jaipur and credits her recovery to proper maintenance of a...
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I Cried Bitterly The Day I Lost My Hair

Dora Mukherjee went through the entire battery of tests and procedures after being detected with a Right Breast...
Image: Suparna, caregiver of mother with cancer in a scenic setting

Journey As A Single Caregiver To My Mother with Cancer

Suparna Mazumder has been a single caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with metaplastic carcinoma of the ducts....
The Best Tips Come From Cancer Patients and Survivors

The Best Tips Come From People Who Have Beaten Cancer

This World Cancer Day, cancer survivors and PatientsEngage contributors share advice based on their lives experience on...

When Cancer Strikes, You Find Out Who Your True Friends Are

Cancer affects and changes family and societal relationships. How are interpersonal relationships impacted when a woman...

I Wrote a Diary and Solved Math Puzzles During My Cancer Treatment

Cancer is not a death sentence. There is no rule that says a person who has cancer will die before one who hasn’t....

What's the Secret to Happiness during Cancer?

Do you think it is possible to find joy and motivation in cancer? Neelam Kumar, who battled breast cancer twice, began...

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