Christian Medical College Vellore

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Vision Statement: The Christian Medical College, Vellore, seeks to be a witness to the healing ministry of Christ, through excellence in education, service and research

CMC Cancer Care – Our Stories

Read about some of the Care given to Cancer Patients at CMC.

You can read about CMC and the Cancer treatments available here.

Baby Shaheed

One-year old Shaheed* is from a small village in Jharkhand. He had a high fever for 15 days and is family noticed a swelling in front of his ears. So they rushed him to a local doctor but the swelling kept growing. Finally, to their dismay, baby Shaheed had a blood test which showed something was seriously wrong. Doctors in Ranchi gave them the shocking news, he had cancer. His parents were devastated.

“How can a fever turn out to be cancer?”

they cried.
baby shaheed was treated for cancer at CMC Vellore
Baby Shaheed is treated for his blood cancer (ALL, a type of leukaemia) at CMC.

They came to CMC Vellore, desperate to save Shaheed’s life.

Shaheed was diagnosed with blood and bone marrow cancer (ALL). And chemotherapy was started at once. Scared of injections, the poor little boy holds on to his mother tightly. Through the pain, his family surrounds him with love – for Shaheed is their only child.

But they have used up every last paisa to come to CMC. Our social workers helped them apply for grants to pay for Shaheed’s treatment. Right now, Shaheed is stable and responding well to treatment. Please pray for him and his family.

Reach out to anyone you know who has cancer.
Give them a call.

Thankfully, Cancer is not a death sentence.


Raji amma after the cancer care she received at CMC Vellore
Raji Amma had treatment for cancer at CMC Vellore

Raji Amma

66 years old and single, Raji Amma* is a cancer survivor. For the last three years, she had come to CMC regularly to keep her hypertension and diabetes under control. One day she felt unusually tired. It did not get better. So she went to the doctor for a check up and they found she had colorectal cancer.

Raji Amma was shattered when she heard this.

“I knew I cannot afford the treatment. But I also knew I might not make it without it”

She said later.

CMC knew she needed financial support, so we wrote off a major part of the surgery and treatment costs. Today Raji Amma is grateful! She is alive and well. Life is back to normal. Read more about surgery services at CMC here.

CMC Cancer Care

Baby Shaheed’s family and Raji Amma could not afford their medicines and treatment. We need your support to help more deserving people like them.

Donate to CMC today and Save a life!

You can read more about the types of Cancer Care available at CMC here