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NDTV-Fortis Cancerthon raises close to Rs. 3 crores for treatment of children with cancer. To donate, click here: goo.gl/1j0Sci


Feb 08, 2015
Dr. Prannoy Roy says, "Big C is not Cancer, anymore. The C now stands for curable." NDTV contributes Rs. 10 lakhs for the treatment of childhood cancer during the Cancerthon.


Feb 08, 2015
Actor Arjun Kapoor lost his mother to cancer. He shared his experience on the Cancerthon: There aren't enough doctors and support systems. My mother couldn't cope with the exhaustion though she had the facilities and will to live. Every time she went to the hospital she wanted to come back home, the atmoshpere in the hospital was just not working for her. Also, economics should not play a role in how people are treated. My mom didn't make it, this is when she had all the facilities but imagine the number of people who can make it, but don't get the facilities.


Feb 08, 2015
Emraan Hashmi joined the Cancerthon over the phone line to share his experience with cancer. His son successfully fought a rare kind of kidney cancer. Emraan's son is now one year cancer free and he is taken for regular check ups. Emraan said that chances of survival for a child in case of cancer has improved globally and that is good news.





Feb 08, 2015
The problem with cancer is lack of awareness and everybody thinks that it cannot happen to me: Shahid Kapoor, Actor


Feb 08, 2015
It is god who gives and it is he who takes away as well: Ashok Kumar & Beena Devi, parents of Sachin who passed away recently 10 year old Sachin was detected with blood cancer last year. His treatment was going well. However, he lost his eyesight post chemotherapy. Then his treatment required Rs 60,000 per injection to stabilize his condition. He passed away as his family couldn't afford the treatment.



Feb 08, 2015
We are working on how to use body's own immune system to treat cancer. In US, vaccine has been found to be very effective against cervical cancer. So girls should be vaccinated:
Dr. Carl H. June, Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Feb 08, 2015
Yuvraj's message to those fighting cancer: If Yuvi can, you can!
Feb 08, 2015
Cricketer Yuvraj Singh shares his experience about how he discovered he had cancer: After the world cup victory, I was playing 20:20 tournament and I was coughing a lot and had difficulty in breathing. When doctor asked me to get an X-ray done but I was avoiding it as I felt that there was something serious and I wanted to avoid the check-up. Even during the world cup I was coughing blood, so I knew there was something serious, though I didn't realise it was going to be cancer.


Feb 08, 2015
Initially, we just did not believe that Yuvraj had cancer: Shabnam Singh, Cricketer Yuvraj Singh's Mother




Feb 08, 2015
Shabnam Singh, cricketer Yuvraj Singh's Mother joins the Cancerthon.


Feb 08, 2015
Can vaccines prevent cancer?

Feb 08, 2015
'Don't worry be happy,' sings Anu Malik to lighten the mood at Cancerthon.


Feb 08, 2015
To donate for the treatment of children fighting cancer, click here: goo.gl/1j0Sci

Feb 08, 2015
Mostly people associate cancer with death sentence. To me Yuvraj Singh's story of cancer survival is really inspirational: Anu Malik during Cancerthon


Feb 08, 2015
Advancement in the Genomic area will lead to some breakthrough in cancer treatment. Prices of cancer drugs are coming down as more and more research is taking place: G V Prasad, Co-Chairman & CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited
Feb 08, 2015
Experts on the Cancerthon panel discuss how certain areas in Punjab and Malwa region see high concentration of cancer cases. These could be due to high use of pesticides and exposure to banned chemicals and heavy metals in the environment of Punjab, in water and soil. This risk has now percolated into the food chain that is posing a huge threat in these regions. You see healthy women getting breast cancer and some of them have breast fed their children.


Feb 08, 2015
Cancer can break you completely, I used it to strengthen myself. More than the body, cancer scares the mind: Manisha Koirala, Actor and Cancer Survivor interacts with children suffering from cancer and their parents at St Jude's, a cancer home for children in Mumbai.


Feb 08, 2015
Genomics will make all the difference in our understanding of cancer and its treatment:
Dr. Mammen Chandy, Director of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata. Dr. Chandy is the current Chair of the Human Genome Task Force, Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India




Feb 08, 2015
Watch out for these 7 signs of cancer










Feb 08, 2015
Cancer is not as scary as it is made out to be. I think people don't go for check-ups because they are scared and lack of awareness. We all have cancer cells in us, even those of us who are healthy. Cancer is when those cells get out of hand. So check-ups can help prevent cancer. It is a simple check-up: Kajol, Actor




Feb 08, 2015
Dr Mohammed Rela, Renowned Liver transplant surgeon and Dr Priya Ramachandran, Pediatric surgeon and Founder of Ray of Light Foundation, during the NDTV-Fortis Cancerthon highlighted the need to treat childhood cancer separately from adult cancer. They said that chances of cancer survival among children is higher than among adults. Infertility is a huge issue as a fallout of chemotherapy among adults but that is not the case with children who survive cancer. Even Liver cancer which is rare is said to be a success story when it comes to curing it among children.



Feb 08, 2015
We don't have enough colleges or hospitals that have trained pediatric oncologists:  Dr. Naveen Dang, Leading Microbiologist



Feb 08, 2015
Singer Neeraj Sridhar performs at the Cancerthon


Feb 08, 2015
Abhishek Sinha and Shubda are from Bangalore. Abhishek was detected with a rare form of blood cancer. His only symptoms were fever and a small injury which was taking a long time to heal. After his diagnosis, they had to look for a bone marrow match which they did not find within the family. They searched globally and found a match in the United States. The bone marrow had to be flown into India within a certain time frame and the transplant was successfully done at CMC,Vellore. Now he is cancer free and has two beautiful children and they have banked the stem cells of both his children.


Feb 08, 2015
There are not even 4000 registered bone marrow donors in India. This is when we need millions. Please register for donating bone marrow. It is not dangerous, it is as simple as donating blood: Dr Naveen Dang, Leading Microbiologist


Feb 08, 2015
Chances of finding an unrelated bone marrow donor is one in a million unless and until you have siblings. But families in India have gone nuclear and so they have to look for donors outside their families and that is not easy and we don't have a sufficient database of bone marrow donors: Dr Vinod Raina, Director & HOD, Medical Oncology, Hematology & BMT, Fortis Memorial Research Institute


Feb 08, 2015
The stigma that women face because they lose their hair, eyebrow, eye lashes during cancer treatment, is not something we can fathom. But I find it very inspiring the way some of the cancer victors approach life, as if they have nothing more to lose. Cancer should not be looked upon as a suspended death sentence:  Richa Chadda, Actor


Feb 08, 2015
We need more diagnostic centers for cancer and then again we need to make cancer treatment more affordable in India: Priya Dutt, Former Member of Parliament.


Feb 08, 2015
Here are some facts and figures about childhood cancer








Feb 08, 2015
Cancer survivors struggle to resume a normal life post recovery, say Ekta and Ajay. They are both cancer survivors who met as volunteers at a cancer awareness event and got married. Ekta and Ajay are a part of UGAM, which is a support group formed by childhood cancer survivors.


Feb 08, 2015
Here is Salman Khan's message that brought a smile on his young fan's face

Feb 08, 2015
Cancer society has created a fund to support the cost of cancer treatment up to Rs. 4 lakhs: Usha Thorat, Trustee, Indian Cancer Society




Feb 08, 2015
Cancer awareness campaign, Cancerthon gets support from all quarters.
Feb 08, 2015
Rockstar Mohit Chauhan performs at the Cancerthon.


Feb 08, 2015
Coming Up on Cancerthon: A performance by Singer, Mohit Chauhan.
Feb 08, 2015
Actor Minissha Lamba joins the Cancerthon to show her support for the cause. She says it is a sad reality of India that most people cannot afford cancer treatment.





Feb 08, 2015
Kushmeet gets a special message from her favourite star Salman Khan. Kushmeet is battling cancer and has had to get her leg amputated to check the spread of the disease.



Feb 08, 2015
Living With Cancer: A Heart-wrenching Story of Kushmeet

Feb 08, 2015
8-hour Cancerthon started over three hours ago with a soulful rendition of 'Tuta tuta ek parinda' by Kailash Kher. Over Rs. 2crores collected so far.

Feb 08, 2015
Cancer survivor and singer, Kanchan Daniel: Never stop chasing your dream.



Feb 08, 2015
Coming up on Cancerthon, Singer Pankaj Udhas lends support to fight against cancer.


Feb 08, 2015
Cancer survivor, Kanchan Daniel performs Mariah Carey's "Hero" at the Cancerthon. Kanchan was diagnosed with cancer in the abdomen when she was 17 years old. She took to music, to fight her way through the cancer treatment.
To show your support to children fighting cancer, donate here: goo.gl/1j0Sci




Feb 08, 2015
Cancer survivor Oraya with her mother Priti talk about how she dealt with life when her cancer treatment was on and how tough it was for a teenager to wear a wig and face the world.



Feb 08, 2015
Oraya's inspiring story of giving cancer a tough fight.

Feb 08, 2015
Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh had contracted cancer in stomach when he was 60. This is what he had to say during the Cancerthon: Common man fears cancer and thinks it is the end of life. But my advice is that science has progressed and cancer can be cured. Timely detection and treatment is key. One should also be aware of the causes of cancer. Living a disciplined life, not smoking or drinking can reduce chances of cancer. You also need to have strong will power and family support to fight cancer. In India, we need more hospitals and facilities to treat cancer.




Feb 08, 2015
Actor Ali Fazal: Give up smoking, it really is harmful. I gave up smoking and anybody can.


Feb 08, 2015
Y K Hamied, Chairman of Cipla: There are 200 different types of cancer and that is why you need affordable prices to be implemented across wide range of products. Problem of high drug prices is because of monopoly, we need to increase competition to make cancer drugs and vaccines affordable.Everybody should be allowed to make cancer drugs that is the only way to cut down prices.


Feb 08, 2015
No child should lose their lives because of lack of funds: Priya Dutt, Former Member of Parliament


Feb 08, 2015
Priya Dutt joins the Cancerthon from St Jude's, a cancer home for children in Mumbai.
Feb 08, 2015
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7 Comments

  1. there should be more awareness program.
    l would like to be a part of it.

  2. Hi,
    I live in uk.Many thanks for taking such initiative and providing an opportunity to do our bit.I have contributed by transferring amount online and encouraging others to contribute.

  3. Thank you for raising awareness. I live in USA My wife was on the final stage of brain cancer (GBM4), which has less then 5% survival around the world. After going through traditional treatments of surgery, radiation and Chemo, with no hope and only a few months to live. I researched in to Homeopathy and Ayurveda treatments. Today my wife is cancer free but still struggling from the side affects of Chemo and radiation. If you have cancer please also look in to old time treatments as my wife is a living proof of reversing from being in a vegetated state and almost brain dead.I will love to see some of treatments mentioned on the show as well.I will be glad to be part of any raising awareness campaign.

  4. Thank you for raising awareness. I live in USA and my wife was diagnosed with (GBM4) final stage of brain cancer which has less than 5% survival rate. After going through traditional treatments of Surgery-Radiation-Chemo she had reached the last leg with being in vegetated state and almost brain dead with very little time to live. I switched to Homeopathy and Ayurveda at that stage and today she is cancer free for over 2 years but continues to struggle with side effects of Chemo and radiation. The point is do not ignore the other forms of treatments as they have there place in treating cancer also. I will be glad to be part of any raising awareness campaign.

    • Mr Rajpal it’s nice to hear that your wife benefitted from homeopathy and Ayurveda. Alternate therapies do help. If you can please share what kind of homeopathy and Ayurvedic treatment you followed and if you consulted any specific doctor for it.

    • Mr. Rajeev Rampal has mentioned that his wife got cured by Ayurvedic and Homeopathy Meds. Plz let us know about the ayurvedic or homeopathy doctors under whose treatment his wife has recovered from her end-stage cancer so that thousands of other patients may also be benefited. Thanks.