CPAA’s core commitment is to provide help on emotional, financial and medical fronts to cancer patients and their family. It is an empathetic, reassuring, non-medical presence to support treatment and overall needs of cancer patients. CPAA’s dedicated team augmented by volunteers and social workers caters to every need of the patient to make their treatment and medical rehabilitation most effective. While CPAA helps cover treatment costs for the most marginalised of patients, it is not enough to provide one time assistance. CPAA helps patients to foster the funds they have been able to raise and meets any shortfall so that treatment is not abandoned. Our trained volunteers meet the patient at different stages of the treatment process – diagnosis, treatment and follow up and act as a bridge between doctor and patient.
CPAA’s counselors make their first contact with the patients and their families at the hospital or the patient’s home. From finding the right oncologist or specialist to co-ordinating appointments, from finding boarding facilities for patients from out of town to advice on hygiene, diet and nutrition, from financial aid to helping with clothing and providing food grains; CPAA rises to every need of the patient. Less apparent concerns such as guidance on alternative therapies, filling forms, and awareness literature are also addressed
Click to view a list of CPAA’s counseling Cells and Kiosks in Mumbai. (Please note that these services might be disrupted due to lockdowns during the on-going pandemic.)
CPAA’s Adopt-a-Cancer-Patient scheme is one of the many innovative schemes to give, patients with meager financial resources, a more steady and secure assistance to cover their cost of treatment and medications. A fulfilling relationship is grown between the donor and beneficiary, built on authentic updates on a patient’s progress, health and well-being. If desired a meeting is arranged between patient and donor. Should the patient need further treatment at the end of the year or support towards physical and social rehabilitation, an appeal is made to the donor for continued support. Click here to know more
Navya Care: Cancer treatment is such that patients often need guidance on alternate protocols from impartial sources. In such times a second opinion from an unimpeachable authority becomes reassuring. Tata Memorial Hospital, India’s premier cancer treatment center offers such an online opinion service called Navya. Navya empowers every cancer patient, caregiver, and physician with timely, personalized, and affordable treatment plans based on clinical evidence, and real-time expertise of Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and National Cancer Grid (NCG), a network of India’s leading expert cancer centers. Click to connect.