Catch the Cancer
CATCH THE CANCER
A program for the early detection and treatment of cancer
10,000 PEOPLE DIE OF CANCER EVERYDAY, 10,000 MORE ARE
TOLD EVERYDAY THAT THEY HAVE IT.
A person suffering from cancer dies every day, little by little. His family
members and those nearest to him are aware every moment of
impending death and its inevitability.
Catch the Cancer program is an endeavour to spread cancer
awareness and to educate people about the prevention, early detection
and treatment of this disease. The trust provides timely help for effective
early detection and guides the patients towards the most affordable and
reliable treatment to increase chances of survival by involving noted
physicians, doctors and surgeons to give strength to its activities such as
medical camps, seminars and conferences. The trust gets across its
messages to the community through events such as fine art exhibitions,
street shows, awareness seminars, etc. We also hold weekly General
camps, Heart check ups and Cancer detection camps
on monthly basis
Cancer is one of the most threatening medical issues in India, It is
rapidly growing and is now reaching epidemic proportions. In women
Breast and Uterine cancer and Mouth, Throat and Prostate cancer in
Men is the most prevalent in our society. These happen to be amongst
the deadliest forms of cancer but their symptoms are most commonly
ignored by people. We have been organizing camps in the different parts
of the city specially the slum areas. We regularly disseminate information
and distribute pamphlets about BSE (Breast SelfExamination)
as many people aware as possible.
On the occasion of International Womens day on March 9, 2012,
Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust launched its Chandigarh chapter
by organizing a walk in support of awareness and early detection of
breast cancer. In this walk organized along with the MKC Trust London
and ROKO Cancer Trust, India, more than 10,000 participants took part.
We at SVCT feel that if the disease is detected in time, then it can
be better treated. Our vision at SVCT is to help spread awareness
and help detect cancer early so that treatment outcomes are better.