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Helping Poor Cancer Patients
Helping Poor Cancer Patients
Vasu Reddy from Chicago
Health and sickness is not a rich or poor proposition. India with its ultra rich and ultra poor has its own share of healthcare issues. It is true that the rich folks can afford to get world class medical care, while the plight of the common man with expensive medical needs to difficult to imagine. India has its share of big-hearted people and entities and organizations that cater to the needs of the poor. One such organization is Cure Foundation helping to fight Cancer.
Cancer is a disease in which cells multiply wildly, destroy healthy tissue, and endanger life. About 100 kinds of cancer attack people. Cancer strikes people of all ages but is most common in the middle-aged and the elderly. The disease is a leading cause of death in many countries. Cancer occurs about equally in males and females. The disease can attack any part of the body and may spread to other parts. Cancer occurs in most other animals as well as in people.
The study of the development, treatment, and prevention of cancer is called oncology. It includes both research and clinical care. Physicians who specialize in oncology are known as oncologists.
Scientists have greatly increased their knowledge of how cancer develops. The cells of all living things contain genes that direct cell growth and reproduction. Cancer arises when these genes become damaged and cells multiply without control. The damaged genes may instruct the cell to divide in an abnormal fashion. Other genes may lose the ability to instruct the cell that it can no longer function and must die. Some damaged genes are changed in ways that enable cancer cells to invade healthy tissue, grow new blood vessels, or spread to other parts of the body.
Some types of abnormalities in genes are inherited. Substances in the environment can also damage genes. A substance that damages genes in a way that can lead to cancer is called a carcinogen. Many substances found in nature, both natural and artificial, are carcinogens.
Without proper treatment, most kinds of cancer are fatal. However, methods of diagnosing and treating the disease have improved greatly. About half of all cancer patients now survive at least five years after treatment. People who remain free of cancer during that time have a good chance of remaining permanently free of the disease.
More research is needed to find even better methods of curing cancer. Because cancer affects so many people, many countries spend public money to fund cancer research.
The Cure foundation is a non-profit organization and provides free or subsidized cancer treatment services irrespective of the economic background of its patients. With Dr. Pratap C. Reddy of Apollo Hospitals at the helm, this foundation is one of the foremost institutions that not only serves the needy but also has the resources for continued education and research to create awareness to the much-needed killer disease.
Several of my close friends who suffered cancer recovered and live normal lives, and had excellent aftercare that has allowed them to live full lives. For over ten years I have had friends at a young age fight this killer disease and their experiences in the USA are very positive and progressive. My friends were blessed with good care and support of their families and friends, and the medical care of the USA.
When I found out that Cure Foundation is doing the same in India, I see it as worthwhile to bring their noble efforts to our readers. India with its long list of needs, it is good to find major institutions doing the work of the needy. Cure Foundation along with many other institutions is helping to bring the much-needed care to the common folks.
The foundation along with the backing of Apollo Hospitals also has excellent support from several NRI members. The foundation continues to seek likeminded people to join their efforts and help expand their operations. For more information the Cure Foundation please visit their website at www.curefoundationindia.com.
Cure Foundation Objectives
The foundations stated objectives are to cater to all necessary cancer care, treatment and research and education:
1. Promote Cancer Care
2. Encourage Cancer Research and Education
3. Provide Subsidized and/or Free Treatment for Needy Patients
4. Conduct Rehabilitation Programs
Facts on Cure Foundation
CURE Foundation (Cancer care Units, Research & Educational
Foundation) Trust Registered on - 11th December 2002.
My brother Nagesh Devapatla was instrumental in obtaining the information on the Cure foundation and their activities and prompting me to write about the good work of the foundation. Information on Cancer obtained from the Internet.
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