Cancer survivors and members of support groups took part in a walk here Friday on the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day to spread awareness on importance of early detection of the disease for better chances of recovery.
For the first time in India, a youth movement organisation in Kerala would launch a matrimonial website to find life partners for cancer survivors, bringing solace and hope to those who have successfully battled the disease.
Recently, there was news that a cancer survivor was denied the rights of a disabled person, which raised the question – should cancer survivors be at par as the disabled? We asked Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, renowned cancer surgeon and Dr Abhishek Vaidya, Research Fellow (Tata Memorial Hospital) to get a better picture to understand what exactly a cancer survivor goes through and whether they should get a disability concession. Here are excerpts from the interview: