Working with various government and private hospitals over the past 3 years, we have identified the teenage and young adult cancer patients as our focus group and we feel this age group is often neglected as they require special care and attention. The age from 14 to 30 years are the most productive and definitive in an individual’s life, which would shape his/her future.
The primary focus of Teenagers are education, ambitions and dreams, relationships, careers and hobbies. If diagnosed with cancer, a teenager is often dealing with anger, fear, financial uncertainty, dependence and body image along with social and physical changes.
Our organization aims to highlight the need of special care required for cancer patients for this age group. We want to be involved in every way in addressing the issues faced by the TYA cancer patients. Our mission is to set up a first of its kind TYA unit in India, which would provide specialized care to not only treat the patients, but also rehabilitate the patient back into his normal life.
Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director, TMC with other senior oncologists at KARO TYA Lounge
Dr. Ashish Gulia, Orthopedic Oncologist, TMH
Dr. Tushar Vora, Pediatric Oncologist, TMH
KARO TYA Lounge
Dr. Tushar Vora, Mr. Arbaaz Khan and Mr. Amit Manwani at KARO TYA Lounge
Dr. Dan Stark, Clinical Researcher, Senior lecture and Consultant in Medical Oncology, Teenage Cancer Trust, UK
Viji Venkatesh, Regional Head, The Max Foundation
Mr. Arbaaz Khan with Team KARO
Mr. Arbaaz Khan posing with Teenage and Young adult cancer patients at the TYACON 2017
Jamie Cargill, Lead Nurse, Teenage Cancer Trust, UK
TYA patients playing Video games at KARO Lounge
Mr. Arbaaz Khan along with the members of organizing committee and Senior Doctors at TYACON 2017
Mr. Arbaaz Khan sharing his views on the need to address the issues facing Teenage and young adult cancer patients
Mr. Amit Manwani, Director of KARO Trust, speaks about the vision and mission of KARO at TYACON 2017
Dr. Dan and Jamie Cangill along with KARO team at TYA Lounge
Ms. Anjali Malhotra, Trustee of KARO Trust introduces KARO and share the dream of setting up a TYA ward specializing in cancer care
Cancer patients playing musical instruments at KARO Lounge
Team KARO felicitated at TYACON 2017
The Agenda of TYACON 2017
TYACON 2017 was solely sponsored by KARO