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The INDONESIAN CANCER
A historic landmark in ICF's existence worth to be proud of is the establishment of Sasana Marsudi Husada in 1982 located at JI. Lebak Bulus Tengah no.9, Cilandak-Jakarta, a hostel to accommodate outpatients coming to Jakarta for treatment.
At the same premises consultations are provided free of charge, while Pap tests are carried out at a minimal charge. In 1987 the ICE started a program to provide free drugs to underprivileged patients with specific criteria.
In 1990 an extension of existing programs were initiated, among others to offer cytostatic drugs at nett price. The ICF was able to do so with the consent of the Ministry of Health.
The first Early Detection Center was inaugurated in Jakarta in 1990 by the then Indonesian first lady Mrs. Tien Soeharto, which provides the following services:
Similar facilities can now be found in other provinces such as in Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Palembang, Ujung Pandang and Jakarta province.
Since 2001, ICF provides financial aids for pie-cancer and early stage cervical cancer patients as a follow-up of early detection campaign.
In April 1996, the Hospice Home Care program was introduced, in the form of home visits to cancer patients at a terminal stage. The aim of this program is to improve the quality of life of those patients. The program is a comprehensive body of medical, social, psychological and spiritual services provided by a team of doctors, paramedics, psychologists and volunteers as needed.
The Reach to Recovery program adopted from UICC was introduced in April 1997. It provides emotional support, information and other useful assistance by those who had survived breast cancer. These services are given to those diagnosed with breast cancer and who are to undergo therapeutic treatment.
In March 2000 the Indonesian Ostomy Association (lnOA) was established for stoma patients in the neck and abdomen. During the economic crisis, stoma bags are very hard to find. A digestive surgeon was very concerned and tried to obtain stoma bags donations. ICF received the first stoma bag donation from FOW (Friend of Ostomy Worldwide) Project SHARE - USA, and the following donation was from FOW-Project SHARE -Canada.
Some activities of this association are distribution of stoma bags (Ileostomy, colostomy/urostomy bags) for needy patients, organize ostomate gatherings, provide information and support for patients before and after operations to promote quality of life, setting up a stoma clinic, organize courses for stoma nurses and physicians, speech training for laryngectomy stoma patients.
Indonesian Cancer Foundation - Yayasan Kanker Indonesia
Jalan DR. Sam Ratulangi 35 Jakarta 10350
Phone : (021) 3152606, 3152603, 3920568 - Fax : (021) 3108170
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