I was 30 when I got diagnosed with breast cancer. The next year threw my life into disarray. Overwhelmed, out-of-control, and scared, I found shelter in planning my treatment. I designed the Manta Planner for us - cancer patients and caregivers. Like manta rays, the gentle giants of the ocean, I hope this planner enables you to glide through the trials and tribulations along your journey.
- Samira Daswani
Breast cancer survivor
Look inside, see sample pages
plan, document, and reflect
Manta Planner is for caregivers too!
Caring for a loved one with cancer can be taxing. This diary has been designed keeping you in mind. Use it to provide care better, both for your loved one and yourself.
It's comprehensive, structured book that helps you make decisions on the treatment. It helps you document the various opinions from doctors, with the medications, and any subsequent changes in the treatment.
Father of a patient with cancer
A family's journey through cancer
Being diagnosed with cancer in 2020 was a fascinating journey. My parents flew in from India for my first 2 cycles of chemo. They ended up getting stuck here since the coronavirus pandemic took over. My brother also managed to get over here in time for my 4th cycle.
My siblings, parents, partner and friends became a shield between me and the world. We embarked on this cancer journey together. Each of them participated in their own way. My mother got smart about nutrition, becoming the person to ensure I eat healthy. My father got smart on the treatment options - the various paths to getting the best care. One twin brother read every conceivable book on cancer and realized that there was no guide for caregivers. The other twin took care of the rest - communicating with the rest of the family, and my friends. My partner took care of our home, navigating through the space we occupied.
Together we learned what it meant to fight through cancer. We learned the many things that surround the medical aspects of this disease.
We offer this blog as a space where we share what we've learned through this journey. It's a families response to cancer. It our journey together.
The planner has questions to help plan for appointments, and frameworks to make decisions.
The planner includes a gratefulness journal and a hope journal, to help you reflect.
FEEL IN CONTROL
The planner helps you track your symptoms, and capture notes from your doctor visit.