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Cancer Is A Blessing In Disguise

Shrenik Shah, 67 from Ahmedabad, India was diagnosed with Larynx (Vocal Folds) cancer, stage IV A 22 years ago. He now...
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...
Image Description: Head shot of a 77 year old survivor of cancer of the vocal chord

I Now Realise The Value Of Life

Dilip Kumar Kanjilal, 77 from Kolkata has fought cancer of the Vocal Chords and emerged a winner. He looks back to...

I Value Every Moment of My Life Now

Parimal Ghosh, an 80 year old war veteran and now a cancer survivor, relives his experience of battling the condition...
An elderly and spectacled couple Mr Pranab Basu in a blue striped shirt with his wife in an orange blouse and a cream sari

Palliative Treatment Ensures Good Quality of Life

Mr Pranab Kumar Basu shares his experience of being the sole caregiver of his wife, who had metastastic colon cancer,...
Sandeep is an Ewing Sarcoma survivor and is currently a Patient Navigator. Here he is sitting in a colourful play room for children with cancer

Diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma At The Age of 12

Sandeep, 25 was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma at 12 years of age.  He saw his father cry quietly in the bathroom....
Smriti wearing a black dress relaxing on a chair and looking at the camera as she talks about her abdominal cancer

I Had No Fear And Was Ready To Face What Came

Smriti, 50 from Mumbai was diagnosed with cancer for the second time. The hospital nurse referred to her as the most...
A couple, a woman on a wheel chair with a man standing attentively next to her, both looking into the woods with the sun streaming through

We Lost the Soul of Our Family to Cancer

It has been almost three years since his wife passed away, but the void is hard to reconcile. In an emotional piece,...
Image of Pavithra, a brain tumor survivor in a green dress with her husband in black and son

A Brain Tumor Need Not be Life-Threatening

Pavithra Sakthivel, who had severe headaches and a seizure, was diagnosed with Grade 3 malignant brain tumor. But she...
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Life Lesson I Learnt Watching my Papa Die

We prepare ourselves for everything, but most of us are in denial about death. Aparna Das shares the one final lesson...

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