N K DHABHAR CANCER FOUNDTION (NKDCF)
- To provide monetary and medical assistance for cancer treatment
- To spread awareness on prevention and early detection of cancer
- To strengthen the existing cancer treatment facilities
- To provide palliative and terminal cancer care
- To promote research in cancer
- To interact with national, international, government, professional bodies and NGOs
- Dr Pouruchisti Boman Dhabhar
- Dr Jeyhan Boman Dhabhar
- Ms. Villie N Daruvala
- Mrs Sanjula Luthra
- Mr Hosi Wadia
- Dr Khurshid Mistry
- Mrs Nazafrarin B Gazdar
What We Do:
1. CANCER DETECTION & AWARENESS – “EARLY DETECTION ………. BETTER THE TREATMENT”
2. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Till date (March 2023) we have supported 100131 patients.
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|Other Treatment (Investigation & Diagnostic)
3. EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITITES
NKDCF believes that becoming a physician, nurse or other health care specialist requires many years of education. But the learning does not stop once a license and board certification have been earned and practice begins – learning continues by way of Continued Medical Education or CME.
CME is crucial to the prosperity of health care providers. It allows a practitioner to learn and discover viable ways to improve on the patient care they deliver and effectively manage a career in the ever-changing landscape of the medical industry.
NKDCF regularly organises conferences and CMEs to ascertain that the best medical practices are followed in the field of oncology. During the Pandemic NKDCF did not stop their pursuit for medical education, instead they started doing Webinars using a virtual platform.
ONLINE TRAINING MODULE
Some of the objectives of the N K DHABAR CANCER FOUNDATION (NKDCF) is to provide palliative and terminal cancer care and disseminate knowledge and help in capacity building and thereby build a network of trained Cancer caregivers and thus raise the bar of Cancer care in India.
This project was initiated by Chairperson of the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL) Dr. Nasreen Rustomfram from The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). She approached NKDCF to collaborate with TISS and help create e content for an online platform for educating the layman to become a professional caregiver.
4. OnCare – CANCER WELLNESS & PALLIATIVE CARE CENTRE
Palliative care is given to improve the quality of life of patients who have a serious or lifethreatening disease such as cancer. The goal of palliative care is to prevent or treat as early as
possible the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment, in addition to the related
psychological, social and spiritual problems. Palliative care is also called comfort care, supportive
care and symptom management. We believe that Palliative Care Should start from the time of
diagnosis and not only at the end of life.
We have set up a state-of-art facility called OnCare which is a Cancer Wellness & Palliative Care
Centre for cancer patients. Through this multi-disciplinary approach, we seek to address physical,
emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced stage cancer.
Besides this we look after their Psycho Social Needs through our Counsellors, Psycho Therapists, Volunteers and other programs such as Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness etc Their Nutritional & Dietary requirements are fulfilled by our trained Nutritionists who have special knowledge and training especially for Cancer Patients. We have special Support Groups for different types of Cancers as patients can connect better with
someone who has experienced similar problems as them. We collaborate with different NGOs and conduct support group meetings for patients and their families.
Some of the Group Activities at OnCare are:
- YOGA & MEDITATION
- ART THERAPY
- DANCE THERAPY
- MUSIC THERAPY
- PHYSIOTHERAPY / FITNESS EXERCISE
- GROUP COUNSELLING
- SKILLS FOR ART & CRAFT
- NUTRITION & DIET
- GAMES & ENTERTAINMENT