Cancer is not always fatal, but it undeniably changes life. A cancer diagnosis completely overwhelms a patient’s life as well as their families, physically, emotionally, and sometimes financially. Whether you are a cancer survivor, a friend or family member who knows a loved one suffering from cancer, or maybe you’ve lost someone to the disease, you have the power to make a significant difference in this battle against cancer.
No, you do not need cancer knowledge or other medical skills to assist. The cancer community requires a helping hand from the general public in a variety of ways to fight this battle. Have you ever considered how you can help fight cancer even if you are not a medical professional? Among the thousands of options, one of the most common is to participate in cancer-related activities. A simple act of kindness can be a powerful antidote for those going through the terrifying journey known as cancer.
Join a cancer NGO
People who are dealing with cancer or have dealt with cancer frequently seek support from their surroundings in order to find comfort or simply a listening ear. You have valuable experience that can help the cancer community, whether you are a cancer survivor or care for someone who is. Volunteering for a cancer NGO is a wonderful human gesture that can give cancer patients the courage and strength they need to fight this disease. When people support each other, incredible things happen. Cancer organizations frequently need volunteers to help raise awareness and educate the public about cancer prevention and treatment. They may also offer advice on living a healthy lifestyle and follow-up care after treatment is completed. This could take the form of presentations in schools, workplaces, and health fairs. This could also happen online. You can make a difference in a cancer patient’s life and for the cancer community. Getting involved in benevolent activities has a positive impact on a volunteer’s life. It brings personal satisfaction and is a valuable way to spend your time. Being a support for cancer patients helps build new friendships and widens the support network. As beautifully quoted by Garima Sanjay, “Cancer has a strong desire to be loved.” He gives tender love to his near and dears and expects complete loyal affection from the others.”
Fundraising of Cancer Patient
Treatment for cancer can be costly and financially inaccessible for some patients. The truth is that many cancer patients are not able to receive quality treatment for cancer as the treatment needed costs a lot. This is why cancer organizations typically need to raise funds in order to sponsor the treatment of needy cancer patients both abroad and in Mauritius. Contributing to the sponsorship of cancer patients’ treatment is one way you can help make a difference in the fight against cancer. Whether it is Rs 1 or Rs 1000, any amount given can make a difference in the cancer community. Cancer non-governmental organizations (NGOs) must fund their services and programs for cancer patients and their families. Your contributions may also be used to support cancer research. Your contribution to the cancer community is invaluable.
Practice Cancer Prevention
Helping the world fight cancer often begins with each individual’s contribution. Knowing about cancer, its symptoms, and protective measures can help to reduce the number of new cases diagnosed each year. Making healthy choices can reduce your risk of developing many common types of cancer. As an NGO, one of our key mission is to equip the community with all the necessary information they need to either help detect cancer at its early stage or prevent certain cancers. The American Cancer Society developed this simple reminder years ago:
C: Change in bowel or bladder habits
A: A sore that does not heal
U: Unusual bleeding or discharge
T: Thickening or lump in the breast or elsewhere
I: Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
O: Obvious change in a wart or mole
N: Nagging cough or hoarseness
If each one practices cancer prevention, we can help the community to eliminate preventable cancers and improve the health and well-being of cancer survivors. Cancer prevention involves improving your lifestyle, such as healthy eating habits and exercising regularly, among others.
FMCI Contribution In This Battle
The FMCI is dedicated to lend a helping hand in this battle against cancer, the Falcon Memorial Cancer Institute (FMCI) seeks to support and assist any person who has been affected by cancer. From patients diagnosed with any type of cancer to their families and surrounding healthcare experts or the general public, FMCI aims to provide financial support to patients who require treatment both in Mauritius and abroad, as well as funding research based on cancer, purchasing medical equipment to treat cancer in hospitals, and maintaining a strong effort to massively raise awareness about cancer.
The FMCI objectives are to:
– Support all cancer and cancer-related activities; raising and investing the Association’s funds to assist and ensure the best possible life-saving treatment and care for financially disadvantaged cancer patients in Mauritius (both locally and internationally);
– Provide medical equipment to Mauritius’ cancer hospitals;
– Assist with cancer research and development in Mauritius, including treatment, care, and side effects;
– Continue to provide cancer patients with information resources and cancer prevention and control, as well as cancer prevention and control;
– Offer emotional support to cancer patients.
Cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, skin colour, status, or sex. We believe that providing proper care to cancer patients of all types is critical in order to improve their lifestyles and help them win this battle. The FMCI has pledged to improve Mauritius’ cancer situation through a series of initiatives aimed at cancer patients, the general public, and the Mauritius health system. We must not underestimate the value of cancer education as a preventive measure. As a result, the FMCI will continue to pursue its various goals, which include cancer education, cancer treatment funding in Mauritius and abroad, and cancer research and related activities.