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In August 2003 when I was diagnosed with NPC stage 2,
I had no external help nor anyone to turn to.
Helplessly, I had to battle cancer, a vicious and deadly foe, all alone,
While desperately seeking solutions for my problems in the combat zone.
In January 2006, a handful of visionary NPC warriors voluntarily banded together,
To establish a Support Group for NPC patients, survivors and care-givers.
Its mission is to provide knowledge, care, psychological and emotional supports,
Through organised activities, talks, experience sharing and personal rapports.
So that patients can cope better with their illnesses,
And hopefully, able to recover with minimal bruises.
Survivors can and should exploit the Group's expertise and resources,
To help them stay cancer free, healthy and vigorous.
Care-givers have a difficult task providing their loved ones with quality care;
The Group offers them a one-stop aid centre where all kinds of help are available for them to use or share.
Patients, survivors and care-givers today are much better off than before;
They have free access to help, vast network of friends for supports and lots of information to explore.
Come to NPC Support Group for help or for someone to console;
A helping hand will surely be there for you to hold.
Contributed by Bernard Ng / NPC survivor
Dated 10 November 2010
Survivor since 2003
We hope you benefit from the sharing by the authors. As each of us may respond differently to the experience shared by our survivors, do exercise your discretion. The articles are strictly the personal views of the author. It does not represent the views of the NPC Support Group and its members, nor that of the National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS) and SingHealth. They therefore take no liability or responsibility for the content of the articles. The information and content contained within this website belongs to the NPC Support Group and its individual contributors. No whole or part of the information and content may be copied or re-produced without the written permission of the NPC Support Group. All requests for its use should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org