Why is counseling necessary? Where do cancer patients and their caregivers go for counseling?

Counseling for cancer patients

In 2013, India had 25 lakh registered patients. 8 lakh new cases were reported. The number of unregistered cases could be many fold more. Each patient would have atleast 4 immediate & 4 extended family members.  So the total number of directly and indirectly affected people is more than 2.25 crore. The extent of the problem is too large. 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women have a probability of developing cancer in their life.

Typically counseling is provided in the treating hospitals to the patient & the accompanying caregiver which is available only at a specific time & for limited period. The actual need is that it should be available to the patient and all the caregivers at their time of need and in their vernacular language. So, we have come up with a solution and launched this website www.copewithcancer.org.