Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Childhood cancer in India and abandonment of treatment

I have often touched upon the phenomenon of abandonment of treatment in this blog. This happens when a child either does not start treatment or does not complete treatment. If this happens, then the child is likely not to get cured of their cancer. One may ask, why would a print not get their child treated appropriately. But this is the reality. Abandonment of treatment is the culmination of many inter-related factors.

Recently a journalist Ankur Paliwal contacted me as he wanted to highlight this issue. He met others as well and has published a nice piece which tries to bring together all viewpoints and highlights very well, the social problem that abandonment of treatment is. I would urge you to read it by clicking on the link https://scroll.in/pulse/844442/children-are-dying-of-cancer-for-lack-of-money-even-those-that-get-free-medical-treatment

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Confession of a Pediatric Oncologist

Confession of a Pediatric Oncologist



This a personal piece written by Dr Daniela Cristina Stefan, a paediatric oncologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her thoughts typifies our experiences as a treating doctor of children with cancer.

Best Childhood Cancer Blogs on the Planet

I have been blogging for many years now. I would like to do it more frequently and put better content, but then there are always competing priorities. This week I was surprised to receive this email in my inbox

Hi Childhood Cancer India Team,

My name is ____________. I'm Founder of Feedspot.

I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Childhood Cancer India has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 75 Childhood Cancer Blogs on the web.
http://blog.feedspot.com/childhood_cancer_blogs/



I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 75 Childhood Cancer Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.




Recognition like this was completely unexpected but also welcome. More importantly I want to thank Feedspot for compiling a list of 75 childhood cancer blogs. Such information will be enormously useful to many people

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Happy International Childhood Cancer Day

Today is International Childhood Cancer Day. It is an opportunity to focus the attention of the public, the health professionals and the government on this cause. International and national efforts are underway and you can read more about them at the following links

Below is a very useful infographic prepared for this occasion.