Thursday, August 13, 2009

Funds Needed for a 6 year old child with Lymphatic Leukaemia

Helping Hands For Cancer patients has helped in the management of a 6
year old child with Lymphatic Leukaemia, admitted at Shifa Foundation Falahee Clinic.
We are in need of more funds, as the child's parents cannot afford treatment.
Please donate your Zakat, Sadaqat and Khairat for this noble cause.
May God bless you. Ameen. Jazak Allah Khair

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cancer Awareness School Health Education Program

A health education program was organized by the community health sciences section, SCM regarding cancer awareness among school children. Our message pertains to early diagnosis and prompt treatment of cancer. Our vision is to target different school/ colleges of Pakistan, including the educational institutes of rural areas. The first school we visited is city school capital campus Islamabad.

A presentation was given by Dr. Ali Yawar Alam, associate Professor CHS, SCM.
Children were sensitized with recent statistics of incidence and prevalence of different types of cancers in Pakistan.

Special focus was set on screening people with early signs and symptoms of cancers.
Students were given basic background knowledge to screen high risk individuals and to guide them to get immediate treatment.
In the end of the session membership forms were filled by volunteering students to join “helping hands for cancer patients”

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pictures Fund Raising For Needy Cancer Patients

Fund Raising for Needy Cancer Patients was a huge success at the occasion of Islamic conference on Feb 28th and March 1st, 2009.
Helping Hands For Cancer Patients thanks the students, faculty members, Civil society organizations, donor agencies and general community members for taking active part in the fund raising campaign and making it a huge success. We look forward to your continued support for looking after the needy cancer patients.
Helping Hands For Cancer patients Team thanks
all the students, faculty members, staff of
Shifa College of Medicine and Shifa Foundation Falahee Clinic for taking active part in the Fund Raising campaign.
Due your interest the Fund raising campaign was successful.
Your continued support is required.

Friday, February 27, 2009

What are the warning symptoms and signs of cancers?

1. Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing or feeling full after eating only a small amount of food.
2. Thickening or lump in breast, scrotum or elsewhere in the body
3. A cough that persists; hoarseness or change in the voice; a cough that does not go away; blood in the sputum
4. A sore or ulcer that does not heal, increases in size, bleeds or becomes painful
5. Change in bowel or bladder frequency, change in color of stool, diarrhea or constipation; blood in urine or stools.
6. Unusual bleeding or discharge in urine or stools; discharge (particularly if blood stained) from any part of the body, e.g., nipples, urethra or vagina; bleeding after sexual intercourse, bleeding in between menstrual cycles.
7. A white or red patch in the mouth, lasting more than four weeks.
8. Obvious change in a wart or mole

What is the importance of early diagnosis of cancer?

All cancers, lead to death if not detected and treated properly. When cancers are diagnosed in early stages, i.e., when the extent is limited, high cure rates can be achieved by relatively simple, inexpensive therapy that is less toxic and ensures a high quality of life after treatment.
Early detection is particularly important in developing countries where, at the present time, up to 80% of cancers are diagnosed in advanced stages and less than 50% of patients survive for more than five years. The most common cancers in developing countries are cancers of the lung, stomach, liver, breast, uterine cervix (neck of the womb), head and neck, oesophagus, large bowel, urinary bladder and lymphoma and leukemia, which together account for four-fifths of all cancers. Of these, early detection and appropriate treatment is currently feasible for the control of cancers of the breast, uterine cervix, head and neck, large bowel and urinary bladder. (Source:

What is cancer?

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer can spread throughout the body.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Students needed for fund raising at Islamic Conference

Student volu nteers are needed for fund raising for helping hands
for cancer patients at the occasion of Islamic conference
dated 28th February and 1st March 2009.
Certificates would be awarded!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sports Days Fund Raising For Cancer Patients

Thanks to all the Helping Hands members who made Fund
raising for cancer patients a great success at the occasion
of SCM sports days 18th and 19th February 2009.
May Allah bless you all. Ameen