Mrs. Radhika Santhanakrishnan
Mrs. Radhika Santhanakrishnan, a post graduate in marketing with specialisation in Industrial marketing.
She is now a full time philanthropist who dedicated her life for a larger cause.She was diagnosed of cancer in the year 2008-2009 and now a Conqueror!
She started Penn Nalam, A Unit of Sri Dhanvantri Trust with the support & guidance of her doctor Dr.Selvi Radhakrishna and has made significant progress in increasing awareness and treatment of Breast, Cervix & Oral cancer.
Penn Nalam is a non-profit organisation with a goal to increase and spread awareness about breast and cervical cancers, which are the two most common cancers affecting women in India. The prime objective is to work for prevention and early detection of Cancer in Women and offer affordable treatment.
Mrs.Radhika Santhanakrishnan found that there was very poor awareness about breast and cervical cancer among the common public. The cost of breast cancer treateness on oral cancer and to reduce usage of tobacco among the public. The unit now functions as “Penn Nalam and Aan Nalam” with prime focus on comprehensively treating cancers of breast, oral and cervix with a dedicated teamment is prohibitive in this country, where the majority do not have access to free health care or have medical insurance. The psychosocial support that is required during the treatment period and afterwards is poor. In order to alleviate the suffering of those diagnosed with cancer, Penn Nalam offers cost effective treatment.
After commendable achievement in women cancer care, she had been having a bigger vision on cancers which occur due to tobacco use. Since oral cancers are high in incidence like breast cancers, she started separate unit called “Aan Nalam” with prime focus on treating cancers and diseases of mouth for both men and women, awar.