Updated: August 26, 2022 6:33 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Gauri, Manju, Shahbaz, all three are middle-aged and support their families. All three had cancer and they could not afford the cost of treatment. Gauri underwent timely thyroid surgery which cured her of her illness while preserving her voice and a minimal scar in her neck. Manju is now free of her breast cancer and back to her job with no change in her body habitus with hair growth also normalized.
Shahbaz recently battled and beat oral (mouth) cancer for the second time without much change in his facial structure, speech and swallowing. On both occasions, the cancer was removed using advanced reconstructive surgery. All three underwent surgery in one of the best private hospitals in Delhi with advanced infrastructure at nominal cost.
This was made possible through the support of the Guru Harikrishn Foundation (GHK) (www.harikrishn.org), a non-profit arm of Art of Healing Cancer (www.artofhealingcancer.com). The GHK Foundation envisions an oncology service that provides international standard treatment at the most economical costs, without compromising ethics.
According to Dr Mandeep S Malhotra (Clinical Lead & Mentor, GHK Foundation, www.harikrishn.org), “ICMR suggests that the number of Indians suffering from cancer will increase to 29.8 million in 2025 from 26.7 million in 2021; more than 7 lakh deaths in India in 2018. Lack of patient awareness leads to cancer presenting in advanced stages leading to large number of deaths. Cancer treatment is an extensive, expensive and complex process. It involves multimodality in the form of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, etc. Limited access to the right cancer treatment also contributes to the increase in cancer deaths in our country. Large public funded/supported institutes provide quality cancer treatment, but they are limited in number and overburdened. Private sector hospitals provide almost all forms of advanced cancer treatment, but the cost makes it out of reach for the majority of our population. The GHK Foundation (www.harikrishn.org) is a big step forward in bridging the gap between patient and treatment.”
Mr. Arpan Talwar (Director, GHK Foundation, www.harikrishn.org) explains the contribution of the GHK foundation: “We are setting up outpatient clinics and day care centers for Chemotherapy in different parts of NCR Delhi We further collaborate with good specialized diagnostic labs and imaging centers to provide investigation support such as MRI, PET-CT, histopathology, IHC markers, etc., for evaluation and appropriate staging of cancers, intensive care and radiation therapy.”
Mr. Manjit Singh, (Director, GHK Foundation, www.harikrishn.org) mentions: “Care is provided with empathy and the dignity of the patient is upheld and it is ensured that such intense cancer treatment is carried out at affordable costs.Our team consists of specialized oncology consultants, RMOs, highly skilled and empathetic nurses and trained technicians.We provide support to patients suffering from various head and neck cancers including thyroid cancer, mouth cancer, esophageal cancer and breast cancer, gynecological cancers like ovarian cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and blood cancers The goal is to touch as many lives as possible and help make them better.”
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