ZenOnco is India’s first Integrative Oncology centre founded by committed caregivers Dimple Parmar and Kishan Shah after they lost their loved one to cancer. While Dimple lost her husband to cancer, Kishan saw the suffering of cancer patients first hand. They personally know the pain that cancer patients and their caregivers go through the journey of fighting against cancer. Their journey transformed their lives and gave them a purpose to serve cancer patients.
In their own journey, along with doctors and scientists, they identified a gap in today’s healthcare system that lacks integrative oncology cancer care approaches. While there are many organizations that address part of the offering, there is nobody that offers comprehensive integrative healing approaches in an affordable and accessible manner. Dimple and Kishan founded an NGO called Love Heals Cancer in March 2018, and India’s first Integrative Oncology centre ZenOnco in November 2019 to bridge this gap, along with doctors and scientists, by providing an integrative solution to heal cancer using scientific evidence-based therapies.
Research shows that cancer patients who opted for Integrative Oncology lived longer & were 33% more likely to be alive at 5 years than patients getting standard treatment alone. ZenOnco.io works along with doctors and scientists and offer evidence-based Integrative Oncology services to provide a complete healthcare solution to cancer patients. Simply put, they work along with doctors and provide emotional counselling, nutritional support and fitness workshops for holistic healing of cancer patients. They also organize camps, workshops, and events on soft healing aspects like healing circles, cancer retreats, caregiver education, end-of-life conversation, etc. They also organize support group activities for cancer patients, their caregivers and survivors to help each other in the journey. They are also creating an open-source cancer encyclopedia in multi-lingual and multi-modal format to spread awareness on cancer.
Their aim is to improve the quality of life and extend life for cancer patients and their caregivers. Till now, Dimple and Kishan, along with their team, have touched 7,000+ lives, counselled 1,000+ patients, and organized 100+ events.
Kishan: Tell us a little bit about your background. I serve cancer patients. Though I initially started my journey in the field of finance, I eventually moved to serve cancer patients after looking at the pain and suffering most cancer patients go through. I thought if I could make a difference in people’s lives by dedicating myself to it, why not. That’s how I founded the organizations ZenOnco.io and Love Heals Cancer along with my partner, Dimple Parmar.