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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...
Image indicates a caregiver holding the hand of an older person

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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A Tumour In The Heart And a Cerebral Stroke!

And she still counts her blessings! Bhairavi (not her real name) fainted and lost her vision, speech all at once. ...
Mariyam with her father in a nice outside setting

It Brought Perspective To My Father’s Illness and Its Impact On My Life

Talking and writing about health related experiences is still not common in Asia.  This International Women’s Day...
A child with cancer with his parents

Seeing Our Child Suffer Is Never Easy

Javed Khan and his wife describe their 14 year old son, Tavish’s journey with cancer - from diagnosis to treatment and...

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