It is 23 years championing the cause of cancer ! Vasantha memorial trust was founded in memory of Mrs. Vasantha on 4th Dec 1993 at Trichy. From humble beginnings it grew to handle as many aspects of cancer as possible. The treatment of cancer affected was topmost on the agenda and it is happy that it has been able aid the treatment of 1702 cancer affected directly and many times more indirectly. It is also happy that many of supported ones have reached the shores of cure and their assembly on Cancer victors day sends in a sense of satisfaction & worthiness to it and all the involved.
Creating awareness about cancer is the priority number two and quantum wise this has been its largest work. Through its tailor made programs it has reached millions in the country and has reached people across age, educational – social – economic – geographic status. Two of its campaigns occupy a position of pride – Breast Cancer Awareness & Cancer Free tomorrow campaign in schools. Both of these have been received well and have had tremendous impact.
Cancer Screening is the third aspect and is generally made available to the people who have attended its education sessions. The focus is more on cancers in women. Pap Smear camps & Breast cancer camps are held regularly and close to 800 women have had mammograms sponsored.
It has 3 Vasantha memorial cancer centre. The ones in Mumbai & Coimbatore provide cancer clinics, counseling & rehabilitation. While the one in Chennai is a mini hospital, having a day care ward, lab & facilities for administration of chemotherapy. The facilities here are Free or highly subsidized and are of highest quality.
The fight against cancer & gain in strength over the 2 decades has been possible thanks to trust people at large have reposed in it and have provided moral. Physical & financial support. Yes this has been a good fight but it is infinitesimally small against a giant killer. A giant has to be combated by gigantic measures and for this every individual in the community has to get involved. Only together we can conquer cancer.
World cancer day paint contest,5th Feb 17, Chennai
188 students from 31 schools painted on the the theme – games & exercises keep cancer away. Excellent messages portrayed on paper by children from 1st to 11th stds. Mr.Keshav,cartoonist & painter, Mrs. Usha Elangovam Art teacher & Mr S.Elayaraja ,artist judged the contest and gave away 15 prizes. Parents & children were also talked to about the importance of physical activity in preventing cancer.
Vasantha Memorial cancer centre at Chennai treats patients on a charitable basis. Blood cancers especially childhood Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia have a cure rate over 70% and we provide full fledged treatment using most modern chemotherapy protocols. Cases with Lymphoma , Chronic leukemia & myeloma are also treated here. Chemotherapy for Breast cancer with standard chemotherapy regimens is provided here. All chemotherapies are given on an outpatient basis…
Sponsorships for patients treatment is done at Tata Memorial & KEM hospitals in Mumbai. There are help desks here where patients can approach for treatment support. Patient treated elsewhere in India are also given assistance for treatment for which patients need to contact our offices. No cash is given to patients. In addition a number of ancillary care like counseling , stay, ration etc are also provided…
Breast cancer awareness is taken up by us in a huge manner. Our trained lady educators teach women the basics about breast cancer and breast self exam. Both conventional lec dems and one on one teaching method are employed. Pudhuvasantham is our project teaching women in small groups ( less than 5 ) and has covered more than 60,000 women… READ MORE
This a project to educate school children from 6th to 8th std about ways & means to prevent cancer in them and in their folks. The 20 minutes presentation details the role Tobacco , Diet & exercise in cancer and enlists preventive steps. This covered lakhs of children all over India…READ MORE
Breast cancer & uterine cervical cancer detection camps have been given a big thrust. Regular screening including Pap Smears is done at Vasantha Memorial Cancer Centre at Vikhroli , Mumbai on Wednesday& Firday afternoons. Mammograms are provided at concession in Chennai. And Breast exam camps by lady doctors are held regularly…
The celebration of victory over cancer is celebrated in a grand manner at Chennai & Mumbai . Hundreds of cancer victors are invited & felicitated for their triumph over cancer in the second weekend of February. Prominent citizens grace the function and reputed artistes give cultural programs…READ MORE