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VMCC Mumbai

Vasantha Memorial Cancer Centre – inauguration

 

Location:

Flat no. 103, Aditya Towers, Kannamwar Nagar -2,Vikhroli ( East ) , Mumbai – 400083 .

Ph 25798476 , 98214 -21993.

Working hrs :

Mon -Friday – 9 am – 5 pm, Sat : 9 am to 1 pm,

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A brief

The Mumbai unit of the trust which began functioning in the year 2000 is quite active and handles all aspects of cancer care. The awareness programs are literally on a daily basis and reach offices, establishments, schools & housing colonies. To enable patient care, the Trust has help desks at Tata memorial Hospital & KEM Hospital, Parel., From here monetary support is given for treatment of patients predominantly those affected by Blood & breast cancer. The trust’s representatives man the desk Monday to Friday wherein patients are met & registered for sponsorship. Education on personal hygiene during chemotherapy is given to patients and relatives at the chemotherapy ward and help desk every day.  The trust also conducts story telling sessions, drawing and fun activity every Monday. Distribution of Protein supplements is done regularly. Raincoats and books are distributed annually. Every Saturday a trust volunteer takes a class for post operative breast cancer patients on suture care, drain care and exercises. At KEM an additional element also prevails, Ration is distributed (rice, dal, sugar & tea) every Wednesday for the cancer affected patients here.

To facilitate the growing activities of the Trust at Mumbai a office cum clinic, Vasantha memorial cancer centre, was opened on 4th Dec 2011 on the 18th anniversary of the trust. 246 patients have visited the centre till date. Those who were suspected of cancer were referred to the Department of Preventive Oncology of Tata Memorial Hospital. Out of them a few were confirmed to have cancer and they have been instituted with treatment and are doing well. The steady turnover of patients has encouraged the trust to hold regular screening camps at the centre. In addition the centre has training workshops, awareness programs, rehabilitation programs and summer camps on a regular basis.

Regular activities

Wednesdays and Fridays ( 1.00 to 5.00 pm)

            *Awareness on Breast Cancer

           *Address by a volunteer on symptoms and prognosis

           *Teaching breast self examination with a model

           *Pap Smear Test by a gynaecologist with assistance from staff & volunteers

           *Physical examination and collection of smear

           *Histopathological analysis of the smear by a reputed laboratory

           *Feed back to the patients on the findings of the report

           *Advising patients with abnormal growth of tissues for further analysis

Sundays ( 10 am to 1 pm)

            *Oral examination for men and women by a dental surgeon

             *Detection for oral leukoplakia (white patch) on the buccal mucosa

             *Advising patients with leukoplakia for further evaluation

Cancer Awareness talk at different locations

             *Awareness talk in corporate, housing societies and  cultural places

             *Cancer Free Tomorrow(CFT) talk in Schools

 Dental Check up Camp at Construction Sites

              *At sites developed by L& T

              *At various sites of Marathon Developers

Staff at the VMCC, Mumbai

  • Sitaram Desai
    – Office Manager

                       1.Prabhavathi Mhatre – Posted at Help Cell, TATA Memorial Hos[ital

                       2.Namita Ghadi – Posted at Help Cell KEM Hospital , also helps at TATA

                       3.Shravani Chavan – Health worker

                       4.Vanita Palande – Health Worker

                       5.Vinita – Health Worker.