Chemo and Radiotherapy leaflets are available. These are posted to those who are on treatment. Please call for further information.
Patients and Families Helped So Far
We have visited several patients at their homes, not just to treat their symptoms, but also to meet and support their families. This has taken us to places such as Kaduwela, Mt Lavinia, Kadawatha, Udugampola, Beruwala, Kandy, Hanguranketha and Chilaw (Halawatha) Ambalanthota, Angunakolapalessa.
One striking feature is that, in addition to medical and financial problems, cancer patients and their families have to deal with psychological problems. These are often unrecognized in the face of more pressing problems, hence pushed to the background. However, these could have long-term adverse effects on the family members, persisting well after the patient is no more.
We have our own very experienced and well-qualified counsellors who are helping these patients and their families.
Sahan Suwa Activity Reports
Sahan Suwa The Launch
The Sahan Suwa Charitable Trust was launched officially in Sri Lanka, at the Lionel Memorial Auditorium, Sri Lanka Medical Association, Wijerama House, Colombo on 6th April 2013. This was attended by nearly 80 participants from all walks of life, all keen to find out what palliative care is. Topics discussed included death and dying, principles of palliative care, how to achieve a good death and the aims and plans for the charity. A number of participants have offered to help with their time and expertise, which has given us a lot of encouragement to go forwards, particularly to start work on the Cancer Helpline and the community service on a small scale.