Support groups




  • Cancer makes people unite. Join in and we will make the journey together.
    The cancer diagnosis can cause a variety of emotions and feelings: anxiety, fear, uncertainty, anger, and so on. At times, even relatives and friends may not understand what it means to have cancer. This can lead a cancer patient to feel lonely and misunderstood.
    Psycho-social support groups give the opportunity to share own experiences with other people who have cancer or survived it. This may help reduce the stress and offer a new perception of the situation the cancer patients are in. The support group members can share and discuss their feelings and emotions that are difficult to tell even to friends and/or family, thus finding comfort and relief through talking. Being part of such a support group often gives cancer patients a sense of being understood and supported by the fraternity.
    Psycho-social support groups:

        1. help a cancer patient feel spiritually safe and relaxed,
        2. offer a space to talk about and work on emotions and feelings,
        3. discuss body changes during cancer treatment, difficulties with treatment, and ways to adapt to them,
        4. hear experiences of other cancer patients in a similar situation and share own experience with others,
        5. build new skills and abilities to sustain a cancer patient through the cancer treatment process,
        6. improve relationships with family, close friends and medical staff through improved communication skills.

    A similar support group is periodically arranged for caregivers of cancer patients.
    Psycho-social support to cancer patients is also offered online through “Let’s talk about cancer” private group in Facebook (a closed group for cancer patients only, moderated by a psycho-oncologist, cancer survivor/patient advocate, and oncologist; member approval is upon invitation or request submission).
    Support groups are jointly arranged by the Armenian Psycho-Oncology Association and HENARAN foundation.
    Participation in the psycho-social support groups is FREE.
    For more information on psycho-social support and regularly scheduled group meetings please follow HENARAN Foundation’s Facebook page.

Postoperative drain pockets


  • These postoperative drain pockets are for multiple use and, if needed, can be used by all patients, including those receiving cancer treatment.
    Such postoperative drain pockets are provided by HENARAN foundation to the Women’s Health Clinic of the National Center of Oncology for rotational use by breast and gynaecological cancer patients for a short turnaround of max. 10 days, helping women keep up their aesthetic outlook and easily maintain personal hygiene (improves the quality of life after a surgery, very often a mastectomy, maximizes the social/societal inclusion after a radical surgery).
    HENARAN is advocating that these postoperative drain pockets, as a quality of life resource, are practiced at all medical centers, which in 2019 were licensed to perform cancer surgeries by state funding. Hospitals should finance the provision of such postoperative drain pockets, and patients (both male and female) should get it free-of-charge for rotational use and return upon recovery.
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Internet access


  • Special tariff plan with affordable internet traffic
    for cancer patients in Armenia


    At the initiative and request of HENARAN charitable foundation, Beeline developed a special tariff plan with affordable internet traffic for the beneficiaries of HENARAN foundation.


    Negotiations for development of the special tariff plan started in January 2020 and thanks to Beeline’s efforts and willingness this tariff plan should have been made available to our beneficiaries in the spring, but the ill-fated Covid-19 thwarted everybody’s plans.
    The special tariff plan envisages unlimited use of 6 popular mobile applications (Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Zangi, Telegram, and Zoom) without any traffic charge. Note: the unlimited use of Zoom is effective until October 31 and is subject to revision. The special tariff plan also envisages unlimited use of a number of websites of our partner organizations: www.henaran-fund.org, www.breast.am, www.bridgeofhealth.org, www.cityofsmile.org, www.oncology.am, www.cancer.am, www.blood.am, www.apoa.am:


    The special feature of this tariff plan is that while accessing the websites of all organizations participating in this multi-stakeholder project the volume of data used is not charged within the internet traffic. The same relates to the use of Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Zangi, and Zoom applications, which are provided free of charge and at unlimited scope. Besides all this, the special tariff plan for AMD1,500 (≈$3.0) provides minutes for network calls, SMS, and additional 3 GB data package. The offer is available to new subscribers and by prepaid scheme only, the tariff plan and its provisions are valid for the Republic of Armenia territory only.


    The objective of the special tariff plan is to ensure easy access for cancer patients to available comprehensive, patient-friendly, and reliable Armenian-language information on cancer and its diagnosis and treatment options in Armenia. The wide accessibility of internet across the country and this tariff plan’s affordability will allow cancer patients, especially those in the provinces, to be well informed and educated about the peculiarities and available options of cancer diagnosis and treatment in Armenia, hence ensuring the cancer patients’ education and empowerment and protection of their rights and interests.
    The exclusive target of the special tariff plan are cancer patients who have been diagnosed with cancer during the last 24 months. The term of 24 months is fixed effective the day of application submission to HENARAN foundation. In case of minor patients, the special tariff plan can be bought by the parent/guardian based on the child’s medical records.
    Application procedure: please send an application to info@henaran-fund.org e-mail address of HENARAN foundation by attaching a copy of the patient's passport with the photo and registration pages, SSC (social security card) and a recent clinical report (epicrisis) and providing contact details. If case of a minor patient, please attach copies of the passport pages of both the child and parent/guardian, SSCs and a recent clinical report (epicrisis). After processing the application, HENARAN foundation will provide a special certificate for buying the special tariff plan. For questions please contact HENARAN foundation at (091) 09-55-13.
    To buy the special tariff plan, beneficiaries shall present at Beeline service centers or online the special certificate provided by HENARAN foundation. Please contact Beeline by calling (010) 700-700 or write to one of the Facebook pages, Beeline Armenia or Beeline Business, presenting the certificate provided by HENARAN foundation. Beeline employees will accept the application and contact the applicant on purchase of the card.