Breast Cancer Project

IACAN Services Support Line:713-370 3489

If you or someone you care about is affected by cancer and is in need of support, IACAN network offers assistance in various aspects of care. Please call the support line and leave a detailed message of how we can help you along with your contact information.

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“Indians are highly educated and have bookish knowledge, but when it comes to health issues, they lag behind. When they&#8216re diagnosed, fear and pessimism sets in, yet cancer has a 66% of cure in the USA. Indians in India just tend to give up and go to spiritual advisors, or try Ayurveda, or change their diets. This won&#8216t kill cancer cells. There is nothing wrong with Ayurveda, it&#8216s non-toxic, but it&#8216s not documented for use by physicians.”Dr. Sewa Legha

“The difference between Indians who immigrated to the USA and those born here is that the latter are less secretive about their illness. Indians don&#8216t like to ask for help. Patients need support as the diagnosis is always devastating and shocking, leaving them vulnerable to depression, and suicidal thoughts”Lakshmi Naik, Social Worker

“The caregiver is 50% the survivor. Not a lot is in your hands, and very often it&#8216s hope versus uncertainty. Trying to keep balanced is tough as you&#8216re driving your loved one to her various doctor appointments, taking care of her at home, keeping the family centered, and everything else. Spirituality is important and caregivers need to remember to go for check-ups and not neglect their own health”Dr. Ketan Shah, Caregiver

Ready to Serve in Different Ways

We offer different types of services.

  • Provide Cancer Information

    1. Understanding cancer diagnosis and treatment options
    2. Finding the right questions to ask the doctors
    3. Endorsing the concept of seeking a second opinion
    4. Facilitating patient guidance through clinical evaluation, treatment and follow-up process
    5. Assist patients, families, and providers in navigation through the healthcare system
    6. Addressing unique healthcare needs of Indian American cancer patients and their families
    7. Connecting patients and their families to community resources, support services
    8. Identifying complementary and alternative therapy

  • Build a Team of Caregivers

    1. Providing transportation to appointments
    2. Locating suitable lodging
    3. Cooking meals for the family
    4. Lifestyle support
    5. Helping with child care

  • Manage your life, manage your cancer diagnosis

    1. Cancer buddy
    2. Survivor/care giver support group
    3. Dietary advice, Indian style!
    4. Religious/spiritual considerations
    5. Language assistance
    6. Insurance issues
    7. Financial guidance

  • Survivorship and beyond

    1. Understanding palliative care and hospice
    2. End of life issues

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