CanSupport participated in the 16th All India Conference & GBM of Cancer Care India from 7 - 9 December, 2018 at Art of Living International Centre, Bangalore. The Scientific program at the conference was designed with an aim of mutual learning from the rich experience of participating stakeholders such as NGO leadership, Volunteers, Leading National, International Oncology Experts, Researcher, Palliative Cancer Experts, CSR Leadership and Pharma professionals, to identify the needs and address the gaps together as a team.
Our Volunteer, Mr Pukhraj Singh represented CanSupport at the conference and spoke on the topic "Running a Daycare for Adult cancer patients and their caregivers".
His talk highlighted the importance and the impact Daycare Program has on patients and their caregivers, especially for people who move to cities like Delhi for treatment. He said "When they are at our daycare it is where they are at ease, a place of comfort, so despite the illness all around the energy at our daycare is positive".
He pointed out that one needs to have the right mindset with right thoughts, positivity to fight cancer. The alternative therapies for example exercising right breathing techniques, chanting, laughter, coloring, yoga, clowns, drama, singing, visualizations, tai chi, etc. do make a difference. It helps in channelizing energy which makes patients feel physically and mentally better. At the end he recommended that the Day Care Model must spread across Hospitals and NGOs.