A 45 years old female was diagnosed with Cancer of the Breast at the time of discharge of her husband who had undergone a Total Laryngectomy for cancer of the larynx. She had barely the money for her husband’s surgery; when the news of cancer devastated her and she showed readiness to die without any treatment. IMPACT helped her get operated totally free of cost. Operated in Jan 2004.
A 45 years old blind lady afflicted with Cancer of the Breast. IMPACT helped her get operated totally free of cost. Operated in August 2004. A 65 years old widow working in a temple was diagnosed with Cancer of the Breast. Her surgery was totally sponsored by her community’s trust and IMPACT and her family had not to bear any cost of treatment. Operated in May 2006.
A 65 years old widow and ex teacher of a School, with just one daughter, was diagnosed with a Stage III B cancer of the Breast. IMPACT helped her in her surgery and chemotherapy with her neighbours chipping in with social & emotional support. Operated in July 2003. Head & Neck Cancer Laryngeal Cancer – Cancer of the Voice Box Many patients with cancer of the larynx have to undergo a Total Laryngectomy i.e. removal of their whole voice box. This results in total loss of speech – devastating result for all patients. Fortunately patients can communicate with the help of an Electrolarynx or by fitting of a Tracheo Esophageal Voice Prosthesis. A good Electrolarynx costs upwards of Rs 30,000/- (@$ 700) and a Voice Prosthesis costs