The Cancer scenario in India is very different from the cancer problem from other parts of the world in terms of its challenges and magnitude. Nearly 1 million new cancer cases are reported every year in India. Around 80% of cancer patients have late stage incurable disease when first diagnosed. This not only complicates the treatment options, but also makes palliation difficult. Procurement of oral morphine for the treatment of pain in terminal cancer patients is another problem because of cumbersome legislation. Treatment and palliative care resources are limited in our country. Moreover, patients who can afford conventional treatment are subjected to expensive treatment procedures that have severe side effects. The biggest challenge before the clinicians now concerns the management of the rising incidence of cancer in developing countries, with little prospect of more resources becoming available to fight the disease. About 50% of the world's cancer burden is carried by the developing world. The death rate from cancer in the developing countries is set to raise at least 3-folds by the year 2025 largely due to the increased life expectancy, containment of infectious diseases and changing life style.
It was the dream of a person Dr. S M Atiq to offer cancer patients with an affordable and painless, but effective cancer therapy. His decades of research and experimentation with various ayurvedic herbs culminated in a Herbal cancer therapy called HUMA. It took Dr. Atiq a long time to convince people that his herbal therapy works for cancer. However, over the years the number of patients who were benefited by his medicine kept on increasing. Many conventional doctors who were apprehensive about this alternative therapy in the beginning have now joined hands with the society. This is because of the objective evidence of regression of cancer documented in many patients. One of the main aims of the Society still remains to provide cost-effective evidence based alternative cancer medicine to needy patients. The primary aim of the society is to provide terminal cancer patients care beyond cure.
The name HUMA Cancer Society reflects a mission to help the mankind by rendering its services for the remedial research of CANCER. HUMA Cancer Society comprises people from different walk of life viz. medical doctors, scientists, social workers, and journalists etc. who have pledged to join hands to fight cancer.