With an aim to acknowledge the contribution of the caregivers in fighting cancer, Fortis Cancer Institute conducted a series of events on the occasion of World Cancer Day. Around 15 cancer survivors and their family along with doctors and support group team came forward to share their journey of battling cancer. The event #IThankMyFamilyCircle, aimed at honouring the family circle allowed the cancer survivors to give a token of acknowledgement to the family member who they think have helped them the most in beating cancer. To help the survivors and their caregivers in improving their mental wellbeing, an art therapy workshop was conducted on the theme of family against cancer that helped them to decrease stress and perception of pain.
During the event, two cancer survivors, Mr Raghavan Srinivasan and Mr Ashok Setty also shared motivational speech to encourage the patients and their attendees who are currently undergoing cancer treatment. As part of the event, a support group was also launched for the cancer patients that would provide integrated sessions for patients and their attendants on yoga, nutrition and counselling.
This World Cancer Day, we wanted to honor and acknowledge the efforts of the caregivers as they are the biggest support for a patient. Cancer is a life threatening disease and being diagnosed with it affects both patient and their families severely. To cope up with this disease, a family requires a lot of courage and patience. Therefore, through this event, we wanted to express our gratitude to the family circle for their unconditional contributions in the fight against cancer.
~ Dr Manish Mattoo, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore
With 56 hospitals across the nation and over 10,000 beds, Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. For over 26 years, Fortis Hospitals have been committed to the cause of getting people back to their lives faster and stronger.