Cancer has an extensive effect on the individual and the related, often leading the family to become socially unequal and impoverished. According to a study conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the rate of incidence of cancer would go up by 20% by the year 2020.
In a country like ours, the rate of incidence exceeds the rate of cure and relief. High number of population and lack of resources amounts to a limited number of hospitals and assistance to deal with this deadly ailment. This setback is further accentuated by the lack of monetary capabilities with people to undertake the cost of effective treatment leading to a compromise on the lives of their loved ones.
The pangs of this disease extend in various parts of the country. According to the ICMR data analysis, the most prevalent forms of cancer are that of Esophagus, Mouth, Colon and Liver. The research led by Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), one of the leading hospitals of the nation, concluded that these parts of the body are worst effected in the state of Punjab. The prevalence is intense due to the presence of Uranium in groundwater, which leads to leukemia and brain tumors along with excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers, which leads to lymphoma cancer. Another factor that comes along with excessive grief is the overuse of alcohol and smoking along with obesity due to the lifestyle of the state. The youth is employed in drugs and liquor right in their early teens which means being a victim to the disease at a young age.
I, having borne the loss of a loved one at the hands of this disease, do not want anyone else to go through the same pain and helplessness. Hence, this website is a step towards empowering the victimized families and move arm-in-arm towards a cancer-less society.