Save The Date IACAN GALA September 17th 2016 "CELEBRATING LIFE" Details to follow

 

Upcoming Events

 

Sunday, March 20th 2016
3:00pm to 5:00pm
@ India House

New Frontiers in Upper GI Malignancies
The prevalence of pancreatic, liver and gastric cancers in the Indian population

The panel from GI Medical Oncology Department UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dr. Rachna Shroff, MD, MS

Dr. Kanwal Raghav, MD

Dr. Arvind Dasari, MD, MS


Saturday, September 17th 2016

IACAN GALA 2016: Celebrating Life


 

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"Under The Banyan" a Dance Drama presented by Samarpanam

Breast Cancer: How it affects you and your family "Life After Breast Cancer: Now What?" by Dr. Polly Niravath; "Sexual Health and Intimacy in Cancer Survivors" by Dr. Sabia Khan and Breast Cancer Screening for Family Members of Cancer Survivors By Dr. Tejas Patel

Blood Cancers Symptoms and The Diagnostic approach

Symptom, Pain and Sleep Managementh


International Day of Yoga, Houston 2015

 

 

Fitz Benefit Show Series: Be The Match

 

CANCER The Emperor Of All Maladies A Film By Barak Goodman

Based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning “biography” of cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., the show is executive produced by Ken Burns and directed by Barak Goodman

Navigating Health ResourcesExperts from UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Harris Health System, and Houston Department of Health and Human Services walked through and presented resouces avaialble to manage our health

 

The South Asian Health Needs Assessment(SAHNA) Survey Results Released to the Community by Hon. Consul General of India Mr. Parvathaneni Harish

 

Everything a Cancer Survivor and His/Her Family Should Know about Healthy Living

 

Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Risk Assessment.


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About IACAN

Mission

IACAN is a cancer resource network that educates and supports the Indian American community.

Vision

Every Indian American reduces cancer risk by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and no Indian American travels the cancer journey alone.

 

Who We Are

Indian American Cancer Network (IACAN) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to help people of South-Asian descent affected by cancer. IACAN network offers various services to both patients and care givers through their network of liaisons.

Why IACAN

Indian Americans diagnosed with cancer face unique cultural and social issues. From linguistic barriers to dietary differences, they often feel alone in their journey. IACAN was established to assist them through the recovery process.

 

Cancer and South AsiansImpact In Our Community

The South Asian community is the fastest growing and the third largest Asian group in the U.S. The Indian American community represents the second largest Asian group in Houston and continues to grow. Cancer is a major health concern among Indian Americans. It has touched the lives of almost every one through either a spouse, relative, friend or an acquaintance. The diagnosis of cancer can be frightening, depressing and devastating. Though there is help from relatives and friends, there is no organized central support system or a resource network in the community. Given the uniqueness of our population, we have distinct psychological, social and practical needs. The Indian American Cancer Network is designed to provide a diverse network of resources that will address the psychosocial and the cultural needs of the community.