Friends of Max (FOM) is an India based support group for CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia) and GIST (Gastro Intestinal Stromal Tumour) patients on lifelong therapy. It is registered as a Charitable Trust by The Charities Commissioner’s office in Mumbai. ‘Friends of Max’ has 20 City Chapters spread across the country. We are the recognised Support Group Arm of The Max Foundation in India .
No cancer patient should live a diminished and compromised life.
To provide emotional, informational and practical support to CML and GIST patients and their caregivers. We do this by providing them a safe platform to share and learn from each other’s experience.
- We arrange regular face-to-face meetings for patients with their treating physicians who are amongst the best oncologists and haematologists in the country.
- We train volunteers to help fellow patients live a positive and productive life.
- We organise events to spread awareness about the disease and the importance of compliance
- We aid and facilitate access to monitoring tests for financially challenged patients.
- We are an apolitical organisation and we aspire to support all forms of government – Central or State or Local / Municipal authorities and other institutions in their efforts to reach and help cancer patients in terms of creation of awareness, education and other forms of assistance. To that extent we aspire to influence policy matters in Patient Advocacy
Our inclusive culture inspires us to embrace change, speak openly, and be bold. It also ensures no person is deprived of opportunity and care because of who they are.
We work collaboratively at all levels and with many partners to achieve the best results for our community.
Compliance and Integrity
Not only do we preach Patient Compliance with the daily routine of medication we also practice compliance with all the rules, regulations and laws prescribed by the Government in terms of transparency, audit and transactional compliance.
We are passionately committed to helping people face cancer with dignity and hope.
We focus on positive strategies to develop inner strength and understanding, thereby enabling our community to be positive and empowering them to flourish.
We understand the unique challenges faced by our community and provide support with kindness and empathy.
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Hi, I’m yallappa, age 27 yrs, presently at belagavi, karnataka. I was diagnosed with CML-CP on 18.11,2015 Since then, I’m on treatment from the saibaba cancer hospital Manipal, Right now, I’m on Imatinib-400mg daily dosage. There are side effects, both physical and emotional, which I’ve been dealing to some extent. However, since the diagnose, life remains a daily fight. Please advise how can I join the group and the nearest place I can join. Wishing good luck to all the fighters! Regards, yallappa Mobile: 8150017919
Hello My name is Pritha Chakraborty. I was diagnosed with AML in Sep'15. Now I've fully recovered. I would love to be a part of Max. Please advise
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Dear Amma, Had a great chance of coming to Max Foundation today.It was very very nice meeting you.I don't know how to thank you for all the help support and lots of love and care received from you.... Lovely ...🙏 May God bless you always...
Hi, I'm Subsah, age 39 yrs, presently at Ambala, Haryana. I was diagnosed with CML-CP on 18.04.2016. Since then, I'm on treatment from the TATA Memorial Centre, Mumbai. Right now, I'm on Imatinib-400mg daily dosage. There are side effects, both physical and emotional, which I've been dealing to some extent. However, since the diagnose, life remains a daily fight. Please advise how can I join the group and the nearest place I can join. Wishing good luck to all the fighters! Regards, Subash Mobile: 9416973117
Dear Subash, thank you for your email. Request you to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can give you further advice. Regards Team Friends of Max