Over the years, there has been an increase in cancer incidence the world over. Cancer has become one of the three leading causes of adult deaths in India and the team at ICF is dedicated to fight the problem.
ICF organises programmes all year around to spread awareness regarding cancer, cancer detection and treatment camps. Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology, its treatment facility works on the guiding principle of not denying treatment to a patient due to lack of funds.
More than 214 free cancer camps held, more than 2 50 000 people in the high risk group examined and since the year 2000, more than 3048 free surgeries performed.
Radiotherapy (data till October 2017) offered to more than 6031 patients, of which 1368 treated completely free and partial charity offered radiotherapy to 1640 patients.
Over the last 29 years, an important focus of our activities has been the organization of outreach programmes, especially in the rural and far flung areas of the region. We have held more than 214 free cancer camps in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh and examined more than 2 50 000 people in the high risk group, organised more than 220 cancer awareness programmes and more than 200 training programmes on early detection and palliative care for medical personnel, especially for doctors, nurses and paramedical staff of the government health delivery system, the most extensive health services within the reach of the poorest of the poor in the remote areas of the country.
The other, equally important, focus has been the phase wise development of a proposed national centre for mouth and throat cancers on the ten acres of land given by the state government of Madhya Pradesh. Our centre, the Indian Institute of Head and Neck Oncology, located in Pigdamber, opened its doors to patients on 15th August 1995. The institute is gradually developing infra-structural facilities for the treatment of cancer patients. Currently, at the institute, cancer patients are offered radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment. The institute also has a hospice for the care of terminally ill cancer patients, a dharamshala, wards for post-operative care and some diagnostic facilities. So far, radiotherapy has been offered to 6079 patients of which 1368 were given completely free treatment and partial charity was offered to 1640 patients.
Cancer surgery is performed off campus.
- Prevention & Early Detection
- Education & Training
- Survey & Research
- Palliative Care
- Counseling & Rehabilitation