My Mission & Achievements
- To provide a platform for Patients/Caregivers/doctors to connect and help each.
- To Spread Awareness for early detection and cure for Breast cancer.
- Lessons towards self examination test Support newly dectected patients and caregivers with emotional backup through counselling.
- Generating Hope for many Parents by sharing my own story.
- To promote awareness about Stem Cell Donor ship (its simple as donating blood only). Lot of Indians have suffered because they could not find a suitable donor.
- Been invited as chairperson for various Chat, Talk shows to create awareness and build a stronger society against this deadly society.
- Been awarded by Sakal for celebrating Christmas at Denanath Mangeshkar hospital.
- Ambassador at Pinkanthon India ,largest race for women spreading a Awareness for Breast Cancer and healthy Lifestyle
- Lead Ambassador Yoddhas Pune taking care of all the Cancer Awareness events and encouraging activities done for patients in various hospitals.
- Member of Parents support groups ,counselling for patients and caregivers at various hospitals in pune.
Emotional State of children on Cancer Treatment and helpful measures
How to handle trantrums and not Over-pampar the kids on Cancer treatment
A parent is obviously are protective and if the child if fighting any illness like Cancer will again have soft corner for the child. Infants and very young children with cancer might Fear being separated from parents. Be afraid of and upset by painful medical procedures, Withdraw, avoid interacting with others Cling to parents. Not do things like walking, talking, or self-feeding on schedule for their age.Need only a small number of cancer care team members to care for them to help with stranger anxiety.
When children and teens are diagnosed with cancer, their whole world changes overnight. Instead of going to school, being with friends, and focusing on the tasks of growing up, they may have to suddenly cope with hospital stays, blood draws, tests, taking medicine, and having surgery or other treatments.
The first few weeks can be frightening and stressful for everyone in the family. Children and teenagers often respond to news of a cancer diagnosis with a range of emotions that reflect those of their parents. The child’s age, stage of development, and personality also affect how they react.
Parents and trusted caregivers know their child in ways that the cancer team does not. The cancer care team has expertise treating cancer in children but you know your child. Your knowledge makes you an important part of the treatment team that will work together to help your child through the first few weeks after diagnosis. This section covers ways to give age-appropriate information about cancer and the reactions children and teens may have, ideas to help create routines and stay connected with life outside of cancer, as well as signs that more help is needed.
Sharing cancer information with your child It may feel easier to try protect children and teens from cancer by not talking to them about their diagnosis and treatment. Most children and teens figure out something important is happening when they do not feel well, are having tests, and they see adults having quiet conversations with health care professionals. Having information also helps them cope and builds trust in their caregivers.
Children understand what is happening in different ways, depending on their age and other developmental factors. Talk with the cancer care team about resources to help you talk with your child about their diagnosis. You can ask the cancer care team to talk to your child with you present or you may choose to be the one to share the information with your child and a few trusted friends or family members. Here are some general principles for talking with children about their cancer based on their age group.
Feel more secure when the routines that they have at home are continued.
Are comforted by being close to, cuddled, and cared for by their parents and trusted caregivers.
May be fearful of strangers and cry when the cancer care team comes in the room, making it hard to talk with the team.
Should know the name of their cancer, simple facts about treatments, and hear basic information about how day-to-day life will change.
Might like to learn what is happening through medical play with special dolls or activities designed to teach children about their treatment.
Need to know that nothing they said, thought, or did caused this.
Need to know it isn't something they can get from other people, pets, or the world around them.
Might have their own ideas about what cancer is, so it can be helpful to ask them what they know about cancer early on.
Should be told the name of their cancer and how it will be treated.
Will need information about what happens with school and other activities during treatment.
Need to hear that they are not being punished for something they did wrong.
May have questions and concerns about changes in appearance.
Might ask if they are going to die. See What If Your Child Asks If They Are Going to Die?
Find it helpful to read books about or talk with other children their age who have cancer (some hospitals have computer systems with information and digital games geared toward teaching children with cancer).
Need to know that you will always try to tell them the truth and that it is good for them to ask questions or share feelings when they are sad, worried, or afraid.
Will usually be able to understand more complex information about their cancer, including treatment, procedures, and risks and benefits.
Should hear diagnosis and treatment information directly from the health care team, as much as possible.
Might find it helpful to connect with people their age who have cancer.
Might have concerns about changes in appearance, including changes in weight and hair loss.
Might ask if they are going to die. See What If Your Child Asks If They Are Going to Die?
Usually want to know if they can still do things "normal" teens do such as parties, school activities, and hanging out with friends.
Might have a good understanding of what cancer is in adults and need more information about what is different in children and teens.
Should be offered the chance to participate in decisions about treatment and hear what is being recommended.
Might benefit from talking with social workers and psychologists at the hospital or cancer clinic to talk about feelings without their primary caregivers being present.
Understanding how children and teens react to a cancer diagnosis
Children and teens react in many different ways to having cancer and starting treatment. There are some general things you may see in different ages that are all part of the normal process of adjusting to a serious illness. It is normal to experience stress after diagnosis but even normal reactions can be hard to manage without some help and advice from people who specialize in helping children with cancer adjust. Talk to the cancer care team about working with a psychologist or social worker. These specialists are often present in pediatric cancer centers and will meet with you and your family and help with any coping problems.
Ask for support with resources on the team that focus on helping with coping early on, such as Child Life Specialists, Psychologists, and Social Workers.
Think about your parenting style and try not to change your expectations for their behavior because of cancer, it helps your child to keep things the same.
Encourage your child or teen to talk about their feelings with you, another trusted caregiver, or member of the healthcare team.
Encourage play time and activities to distract from painful procedures or during long hospital stays and clinic visits.
Talk with your cancer team about ways to manage side effects of treatment, so your child feels as good as possible during treatment.
Ask your cancer care team when your child can return to school and other activities. Even if they cannot participate, they may be able to watch activity practice or attend school part-time.
Keep your school-aged child or teen connected with their friends.
Ask about visits during hospital stays or clinic visits from different kinds of support therapists, many hospitals have pet therapy, music therapy and art therapy.
Ask about school services during hospital stays and clinic visits, some hospitals have teachers on staff who can help with school work when your child is well enough.
Look for camp programs or support groups for older children and teens with cancer, your cancer care team can provide information on what is available.
Give your child choices, when appropriate. Toddlers and preschoolers can decide which color medicine to take first. Older children can often help write down medicines that work best for managing side effects like nausea or pain.
When we remember how much we love them and want best for them Let's make sure As a parent we should always want our children to be successful and not just handling them the easy button.
AWARENESS OF CANCER TO ALL
Life after Battle, one of story
- Pain has its own noble joy, when it starts a strong consciousness of life, from a stagnant one.
- Cancer is not just a disease but a fearful emotion. When it befalls on someone, it not only is physically and mentally exhausting, its also scrapes aways one's courage and will. But then there are some strong souls who fight all odds.
- Happy Aging met me(Jyoti Tiwari)who stood like a wall around her toddler who battled with this dreaded disease and came out triumphantly.
- The child was only 2.5 years old when he got diagnosed with blood cancer. What followed was hospital visits, surgeries, chemotherapies and tiny warriors journey to overcome the disease.
- Sometime gut wrenching and at time tugging at heart strings, my fight on behalf of and with her son is one of grit and grace.
- The Child is now 5 and cancer free. But the past couple of years have been full of struggle and determination for me and family.
- You beat Cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.
- With the deadly disease striking deep roots in India, it is important know about cancer and what you can do about it.
- Today, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the fifth most common cause of death in women worldwide.
- Breast cancer is the MOST COMMON CANCER in women all over India and accounts for 25% to 31% of all cancers in women in Indian cities.
Diet, Nutrition, & Healthy Lifestyle Help Reduce Cancer Risk
Cancers of the uterus, gallbladder, kidney, stomach, breast, and colon have been associated with obesity.
Eat in moderation with a wide variety of food choices.
High-fiber foods include whole grain cereals, legumes and vegetables. High-fiber diets are associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer.
Ideally, 25 to 30 grams of fat are enough. However, fat-restricted diets are not recommended for young children.
If you are around someone who smokes, get away. People who quit smoking -- regardless of age -- live longer than those who continue to smoke
Alcohol use is associated with an increased risk of esophageal , pharyngeal oral pharyngeal cancer, and breast cancer.
In particular, you should avoid cured, smoked, and nitrite-preserved foods.
Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with increased risk of breast, colon and pancreatic cancer.