August 05, 2022
CM Yogi Adityanath Visits St. Jude Childcare Centre in Varanasi
We were honoured to have Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister visit St. Judes’ latest centre at Varanasi to meet the children and their parents and spend time with them.
July 22, 2022
Experiencing Childhood Cancer through a Mother's Eyes
Seeing the child suffering from cancer can be quite difficult for a mother, St. Judes counselors and staff encourages and motivates every patient and family.
July 15, 2022
The Right Balance Between Chemotherapy and Quality of Life
Chemotherapy is an important stepping stone when it comes to treating cancer
but sometimes there are stories that might scare you to the gills. It is quite difficult to consider chemotherapy when faced with cancer. There's no
single right answer as it can be a tough decision to take. But here are some things
to keep in mind while deciding on Chemotherapy.
July 06, 2022
10 Things Only a Cancer Survivor Can Tell You
Cancer-affected patients experience survivorship in many different ways. Here’s some of the common things that only a cancer survivor experiences
June 10, 2022
The Childhood Cancer Journey of Immigrant Families
WHO estimates that every day more than 1,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. More than 80% of those diagnosed are from high-income or developed countries and survive the disease. It can be considered a significant accomplishment in the fields of science, innovation, and public health.
June 08, 2022
The Role of Volunteers at St. Jude India ChildCare Centres
In India, the number of cancer patients is rising at an alarming rate with childhood cancer contributing to the ever-increasing number. With the rising rate, the burden on the amenities and resources for treating cancer has also doubled. Children with pediatric cancer from the rural areas fail to get the necessary treatment and access to amenities due to the lack of hospitals and medical infrastructure in these areas. This, in turn, leads to the migration to metro cities for advanced treatment and amenities. However, these families find it difficult to cope with life in these cities because of their limited financial resources and absence of additional support.
May 30, 2022
Patient’s Story - Strength and Survival During and After Cancer
Cancer as a disease can be traumatising for the patient as well as the patient’s family members. More so, when the patient is a child and especially, when the cancer affected household is coming from a semi-urban or rural area. This is because in such areas, there is an acute shortage or lack of medical facilities or infrastructure to treat cancer patients.
May 20, 2022
How to find the right Cancer Support Group?
A cancer support group provides you with the space where you can connect with others dealing with cancer, feel free to speak out openly about your sufferings, feelings, receive rational advice, share resources and contacts and be able to share your experience and develop coping skills. It is a safe place where you can share your experiences and connect with others who are going through similar challenges.
May 18, 2022
The Impact of Childhood Cancer on Children and their Families' Mental Health
Right from diagnosis to treatment, childhood cancer can be emotionally devastating to children as well as their families. The course of cancer treatment deeply impacts children despite the improved prognosis over the last few years. While studies show a significant increase in the survival rate of many forms of childhood cancers - from 10% to 90%, which has been possible because of the advances in medical research, however, this increased survival rate has brought to fore the long-term negative effects of cancer and its treatment such as chemotherapy that extends beyond physical problems like hair loss, pain and physical disability.
May 13, 2022
Why are ChildCare Centers Important For Children Suffering from Cancer
Cancer is a disease that requires comprehensive care. This level of care and precaution multiples when it is a child who is suffering from cancer. There are a number of precautions to be taken before, during, and after the treatment. It is known that a person suffering from cancer has a compromised immunity. The same holds true for children suffering from cancer. In such situations, living outdoors and using public transport attract a lot of infections.
May 09, 2022
St. Jude India ChildCare Centres - Providing Support to Underprivileged Children Battling Cancer
In India, about 50,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. But, recent studies show that these cancer affected children have a greater chance (about 80-90%) of cure and survival. However, in the smaller towns of India due to lack of awareness about cancer and unavailability or delay in cancer treatments, the survival rate for children with cancer is as low as 15%.
April 27, 2022
A Healthy Environment Promotes the Healing of Cancer
Cancer is a chronic disease that is commonly believed to be preventable. As a matter-of-fact about 90–95% cancer cases have their roots in the environment and lifestyle. The lifestyle factors include cigarette smoking, diet (fried foods, red meat), alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity.