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

Feedback Quotes

“Indians are highly educated and have bookish knowledge, but when it comes to health issues, they lag behind. When they are 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’t kill cancer cells. There is nothing wrong with Ayurveda, it‘ non-toxic, but it’s 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‘ 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’s hope versus uncertainty. Trying to keep balanced is tough as you’r 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