Seven warning signs of cancer:

* Unusual bleeding / discharge

* A sore which does not heal

* Change in bowel or bladder habits

* Lump in breast or other parts of the body

* Nagging Cough

* Obivious change in moles

* Difficulty in swallowing

MOU with Assam Foundation Inc. to Raise Funds in the United States

A recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Assam Foundation Inc. (ASAF, ) has provided CCHRC a much-needed footing in the United States. The MOU facilitates U.S. based philanthropic fund raising for cancer care in northeast India. Under the auspices of ASAF, a federal income tax exempt organization according to Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to CCHRC by individuals, corporations and other entities are tax-deductible.

ASAF is currently in the process of updating their webpage with information on CCHRC

ASA Foundation Inc. - Cachar Cancer Hospital, PO Box 175, Englishtown, NJ 07726 USA, (US Tax ID: 02-0731059)

Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre

Established in 1996 and administered by the Cachar Cancer Hospital Society, a non-profit NGO

Located in the outskirts of Silchar town in the Barak Valley of Assam in India

Sees over 3000 new and over 14000 follow-up patients annually

Nearly 62% of the patients earn Rs. 3000 or less a month

Many of them are daily wage labourers, agricultural and tea garden workers.

Nearly 75% of the patients are treated for free or at subsidised rates

Serves patients from the Barak valley districts of Assam state and from the states of Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram.

       Has departments of radiation, surgical and medical oncolgy, pain and pallaitive care, pathology, radiology and molecular oncology, a preventive oncology programme, a tumour registry and a pharmacy.

Has organized in support of patients:-

        A help desk at the outpatient department (especially to help patients in need), an in-house pharmacy that sells medicines at discounted rates, a kitchen to take care of the food needs of patients and their attendants in need.

Has plans to organize:-

    A guest house to accommodate patients and their attendants who cannot afford accommodation outside.

        A self-support employment centre that would provide able patients and their attendants income while they are away from their homes during the treatment period.

          Satellite centres to offer cancer care in the three districts of the Barak Valley of Assam so patients would be able to access cancer care facilities near their homes.

The hospital:

Is continuously facing challenges of trained human resources, finances and infrastructure.

Seeks your support

Our Objectives:

To develop the Cachar Cancer Hospital into a comprehensive cancer centre and state of the art tertiary level referral offering treatment to all irrespective of the patient's socioeconomic status;

To develop educational programs for medical and paramedical personnel in the various subspecialties of oncology;

To contribute to basic and clinical research and to get involved in multi-centre trials.

Accomplishment of these objectives, with the larger objective of full-fledged cancer care in the Northeastern region would need human resources, development of departments and equipment.



Cachar Cancer Hospital Society 2007.