Blood cancer in many cases, is a controllable disease, but most people get afraid about this like other cancer. Besides treatment, counseling is needed. In these circumstances like every year Dr. Soumyo Bhattarcharya, eminent hematologist and head of the department of hemato-oncology, Apollo Gleneagles hospital Kolkata organizes Blood Cancer Survivors meet at Rotary Sadan Kolkata, on behalf of Picnic Garden Lila Seva Society. This meet is named Ujjiban-2019. The idea is to take the patients and their relatives away from the depression, anxiety, fear of a cancer hospital, and expose them to a world of amusement, hope and enjoyment. In this gathering the patients and eminent artists, perform at same stage. The overall impression is the victory of the hope and optimism over depression and defeatism. About hundreds of patients have been present to this meet. In the survivor Meet, the patients and their relatives share their experience of war against this disease. After this meet, the cultural program has been performed with full of joy.
Blood cancer is a dreaded disease. However, today many patients conquer the war of these cancers due to advancement of modern medicine and the latest treatment including Chemo Therapy and bone marrow transplant (BMT). it is indeed possible to cure such patients, prolong survival and return to a good number of blood cancer victims to normal life. In Ujjiban 2019, a cohort of such blood cancer victims would be presented, who have faced their struggle calmly overcome this bad patch of life and are leading long productive life. They would be felicited on behalf of Lila Seva Society and share their experience. DR. Soumya Bhattacharya has said that ‘Ujjiban’ is a program that celebrates their fight not only with disease but also with the uncountable social and economic obstacles. Such type of survivor meet inspires the patients and their families to fight against cancer.