CIIGMA Health Foundation organises number of breast cancer awareness camps throughout the year to emphasise the important of breast cancer and how patients can cope with the disease and come out victorious as a brand new person.
Mrs. Sandhya Joshi who had been a breast cancer patient and had been treated successfully by Dr. Unmesh Takalkar is one such example of exemplary display of courage. Mrs. Sandhya speaks regularly about her experience of cancer to other suffering patients. She stresses the importance of being positive in your thoughts and actions, to come out healthy after the treatment. She also talks about how some patients are scared of chemotherapy, about losing hair, about not looking good and Mrs. Joshi tells them that this is temporary and then being completely healthy and taking the necessary treatment is very important. She also says that the support of the family members is also extremely important in treating cancer successfully.
Mrs. Joshi is very proud to share her experience and she is also very proud that currently she is employed by United CIIGMA Hospital and contributing in her own way to fighting cancer.
Dr. Unmesh Takalkar also addresses the cancer patients in the meet and speaks to them about the importance of early detection of breast cancer and the treatments involved. He encourages patients to be free from stress for speedy recovery from breast cancer and follow the necessary treatment suggested by the doctors.
The dietitian, Mrs. Bandukwala advises patients on following a healthy diet which will include green vegetable, fruits. She also insisted that patients should eat freshly prepared foods.