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December 29, 2022

St Judes A Home of Hearts, A Shelter from Storms since 2016!

Just pause for a moment and try to imagine leaving your home to battle one of the most dreadful diseases in a strange place, in the face of an unknown future. This may seem far-fetched, but it is a reality for the many afflicted with childhood cancer.

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December 22, 2022

Among India's Top 10 NGOs - St Judes Does It Again!

St. Jude India ChildCare Centres (St. Judes) has once again been recognised among "India's top 10 best NGOs to work for in 2022."

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December 06, 2022

Treating Childhood Cancer across India in 9 Cities with 39 Centers

We, at St. Judes, strive to make sure that every single child undergoing treatment gets adequate care and support to live a happy healthy life. Holistic care, hygienic living conditions, proper nutrition, educational sessions, transportation facilities, individualised counselling and other beneficial activities have made St. Judes - 'a home away from home' for childhood cancer patients.
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November 30, 2022

How St. Judes has catered to Building a Home away from Home for Childhood Cancer Patients for the Past 15 Years

Witnessing the gleeful joy of the children, smiling and dancing during a function at Tata Memorial Centre, was a life-changing moment for Mr. Nihal Kaviratne. These were children who affected by cancer but despite the odds stacked against them and their families, they appeared unfazed and high-spirited. What bewildered him more was the knowledge that they had no place to call home during the course of their treatment, and oftentimes, the pavements and railway stations served as 'shelters'.
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November 23, 2022

6 ways in which Childhood Cancer can be Defeated

Cancer is never a pleasant experience. No child should have to face cancer. With treatment and support, childhood cancer can be defeated.

Studies reveal that there's much more to be done, especially among children who suffer from this painful illness. 

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October 19, 2022

How is St. Jude NGO making a Difference to Childhood Cancer Patients India - Donate & Support

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases worldwide, with millions of people succumbing to it every year. Diagnosis of cancer takes the life out of an individual and things become more dreadful when the patient is a child. St. Jude is a nonprofit organization that is making a difference in the lives of childhood cancer patients in India. Donate and support their cause today.

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October 13, 2022

St. Jude Childcare Centres - Bringing in a Sense of Community among Childhood Cancer Patients and their Families

More than 50,000 children in India suffer from cancer. It is important that the number of health support groups and NGOs in the country too should grow at an equivalent rate and people should be made more aware of cancer as a disease.

St. Jude India ChildCare Centres organises various activities to bring in a sense of belonging and support among childhood cancer patients and their families.

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September 23, 2022

Impact of Donation Group on the Survival of Children with Cancer

Around 10 million people die from cancer every year. Of which, half a million deaths happen due to delay in treatment and inaccessibility to the costly medical treatment.

In addition to the above, there are various factors impacting the survival of a child diagnosed with cancer. Most of the times when children get to a provincial hospital, getting access to even basic amenities becomes difficult due to the financial condition of the families. The lack of proper nutrition is another stark reality.

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September 14, 2022

7 Ways In Which NGOs Offer Support To The Cancer Patients

Cancer of which there are about 200 types is known as one of the most costly diseases to treat. With over 19.3 million cases in the year 2020, it drags roughly 6 crore people below the poverty line annually. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 10 million people across the world died because of cancer in the year 2020.
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September 07, 2022

5 Best Ways to donate to Cancer Patients

Cancer is a dangerous disease spreading in our country and we have to take a stand by helping the cancer patients by giving them donations.

As a society, it falls on us to provide this underprivileged community with the basic aid they are looking for. 

The following are the best ways of donations in which we can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients:

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September 02, 2022

5 Things that Help Improve the Health of Cancer-stricken Children

Cancer is now termed as a global health problem. The burden of cancer is ever increasing with nearly 10 million deaths caused by cancer worldwide- a number which is expected to reach over 16 million by 2040. In terms of pediatric cancer, each year, an estimated 400000 children and adolescents of 0-19 years old develop cancer.

Cancer has badly affected the human beings especially the children but there are 5 ways to help the children suffering from cancer. 

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August 23, 2022

Mental Health of Children Suffering From Cancer

India is home to approximately 20 percent of the global childhood cancer burden, with nearly 75,000 children getting affected by cancer every year, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Cancer affects mental health of human beings, but there is a way to keep our mental health stable.

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August 08, 2022

Precautionary Measures For Cancer Patients During COVID-19

Covid-19 has given rise to an unprecedented crisis and we are at the receiving end of it. The whole world has had to deal with the fallout of the pandemic and the physical and mental health concerns that have arisen from it. Globally, there have been approximately 564,126,546 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,371,354 deaths, reported to WHO.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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%.
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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.

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