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Support Sri Shankara Cancer Research Hospital to build a pediatric center. Every support counts!
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Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose core focus is on cure and prevention of cancer. The foundation is committed to conceive, build, and sustain programs and initiatives aimed at helping the common man. Cancer, a disease dreaded by most is the second largest killer disease. Cancer will be the major health problem in the next two decades and will pose a challenge in providing healthcare to the Indian population.

Our goal is to be a pioneer in cancer cure and research through innovation and being sensitive to the environment in which we all exist. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, he needs the best medical care possible, and his entire family needs support emotionally and often financially.

Unfortunately, treatment of cancer today involves very expensive equipment and the medicines required are exorbitantly expensive limiting the scope of treatment to those who can afford. Large segments of the society, including the middle class, get excluded from effective treatment options.

The institutions which are accessible to the common man are overcrowded leaving to deficient care and long waiting periods. Many of the patients who come from long distances abandon the treatment, return to their natives never to receive treatment again. In the case of rural patients, the supporting family members who accompany the patient are wage earners in rural areas, and cannot be with the patient beyond sometime. The patient loses family support soon and has to fight the battle alone.

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