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“CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.

November is the lung cancer awareness month and as well as the caregiver’s month. In this month we organized a program named “CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.   Apart from lung cancer survivors, there also attended breast, cervix and lymphoma survivors, family caregivers, doctors and social workers.  Our one of the main caregiver Adity’s birth day also celebrated in that day.

In order to achieve our mission we believe that scientific progress must be complemented by sound public policy and advocacy. ‘PRAYAS’ as a patient advocacy organizations in local community of India working in all types of cancer including advance cancer. Organization works with our staff, volunteers, grantees, doctors, survivors and friends of communities in rural district of West Bengal, India. Also provide affordable, high quality health and cancer palliative care services.

A cancer diagnosis affects the whole family and can put a tremendous strain on both caregivers and loved ones. There are many ways to lend support to a people who has recently been diagnosed or is experiencing a recurrence.  Understanding treatment options and assisting in day-to-day responsibilities can go a long way toward a successful recovery.  One truly starts to survive cancer from the first day of their diagnosis. Therefore, we celebrate our survivors from their first day of battling cancer throughout their life. Many cancer organizations consider a cancer survivor to be anyone who defines himself or herself this way, from the time of diagnosis throughout the balance of his or her life. A caregiver is a family member, friend, loved one, or other support person who lends physical, emotional, or other support to someone at any time during the cancer journey and continues to do so for those who have lost a loved one to cancer. As a cancer family member, you most likely have a cancer story. Perhaps it is your own story. Perhaps you are a caregiver – perhaps you are a survivor. If we are to provide meaningful, lasting, healing and a hopeful experience, it’s important that we understand the cancer journey and how the PRAYAS  supports the cancer patient and their family through this journey. At the beginning of the journey, when diagnosis first occurs, patients and their loved ones are often frightened and confused. PRAYAS can guide them toward hope by showing them that people do survive cancer and, most importantly, that they do not have to make this journey alone. As treatment begins, the organization’s staff and volunteers provide information, services and support to help reduce the burden of cancer treatment such as:

  • Emotional support.
  • Social support.
  • Physical support.
  • Psychological support
  • Information
  • Finding cancer centers

When treatment comes to a close, the role of PRAYAS changes, but it does not end. Through programs and services, both the organizations connect survivors to resources and to others who have won the battle. One way in which survivors and caregivers begin to thrive as they move farther away from diagnosis and treatment and into long-term survivorship, is for them to become actively involved in the fight against cancer.

This approach really a perfect community-based model to provide a platform to celebrate survivors and caregivers.

 

“CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.

 

CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.  

 

“CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.

 

CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.  

 

“CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.

 

CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.  

 

“CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.

 

CELEBRATE SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS”.