What is befriend Cancer?

Survival for one; is hope for another

BeFriend Cancer is a not for profit startup led by Viren Nagarkar, a budding medico practitioner from India. They understand that the clinicians cannot always provide you what you need. BeFriend Cancer is here to connect you with people who went through the lane and are now ready to lend a helping hand through your journey. You’re cared and you’re loved. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. This fraternity is a medium to bring people together from all around the globe to celebrate life. You can network with each other and spread happiness. We want to tell cancer patients that human spirit is stronger than anything else. We call out cancer fighters to tell their story. Sharing your story is not only a cathartic experience for you – it can also be healing for others to know your journey and know that they are not alone.

Our Story

In 2020, a small group of caring individuals had a vision: to establish a private source of support for cancer care and education, so that essential psychosocial efforts could be sustained into the future. This founding family—each of whom fought cancer or seen someone close do so —joined with experts to create what today is BeFriend Cancer. Many of our original founders were concerned about an alarming rise in cancer over the previous decade. With this growing global burden, prevention of cancer is one of the most significant public health challenges of the 21st century. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally, and is responsible for an estimated 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Globally, about 1 in 6 deaths is due to cancer. BeFriend Cancer is a nonprofit coterie that looks forward to bring cancer patients and cancer warriors together on one single platform. Millions of people around the world diagnosed with cancer lack a concrete support from from anyone and undergo medical treatments without empathy. We’re here to change that.

Our Vision

Neither the advanced healthcare technologies nor clinicians alone can end the stigma of cancer. Millions of people around the world diagnosed with cancer lack a concrete support from someone who went through the same and undergo medical treatments without empathy. We’re here to change that. Our vision is a world with hope and empathy for cancer patients.

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Our Mission

Celebrate Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Cancer Established in 2020, BeFriend Cancer is a not for profit initiative that gives those affected by cancer a worldwide community empowered by hope, empathy and experience to take action against this leading cause of death. BeFriend Cancer is dedicated to bringing hope to those affected by cancer. BeFriend Cancer creates a culture that’s smart about overall psychosocial needs of cancer.

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IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE WAY YOU LOOK AT IT

It is often considered a life sentence, and despite increased awareness and state-of-the-art treatment, cancer is still a stigmatized condition. Survivors or ‘conquerors’, though, say a diagnosis of cancer does not have to drastically change your life. If detected early and treatment followed, life can go back to nearly normal. ‘Not Beyond Us’, this is the survivors’ message: that cancer can be beaten successfully and a good life can follow.

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