HITAISHINI is a voluntary non-profit Breast Cancer Support Network, the first of its kind in Eastern India. It is a forum member of Reach-to-Recovery International, head-quartered in Queensland, Australia and one of the founder members of Cancer Care India, New Delhi. Its member volunteers comprise breast cancer survivors and socially committed women. It runs Breast Clinics, attached to Hospitals and Cancer Centres in and around Kolkata, to provide psychological, emotional, medicinal and rehabilitative support to women afflicted with breast cancer. HITAISHINI also conducts Awareness Camps, Seminars, Workshops and 'Walks' to propagate knowledge about breast cancer among the masses.


Smt. Vijaya Mukherjee

Our Services

  • Regular Breast Cancer Clinics are run at different hospitals
  • Gives medicinal support to the poor patients
  • Communicates positive energy to the sufferers of breast cancer patients
  • Provides physical support by teaching exercises to the post-operative patients and by using Pneumatic Compression Devices to avoid lymphedema
  • Works with patients and their families to rehabilitate back in life

About Breast Cancer


The exact cause or causes of breast cancer remain unknown. Yet scientists have identified a number of risk factors that increase a person's chance of getting this disease. Certain risk factors, such as age, are beyond our control; whereas others, like drinking habits, can be modified.

Risk Factors:

Age, Previous Breast Cancer,
Family History Of Breast Cancer, Genetic Mutations.

Become a Member

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

If you are blessed with the gift of time, please use it to help us. Our volunteers include survivors and some socially committed women from all walks of life. Volunteers can choose to volunteers 2-3 days a week for about 2 hours each day. We are spread across the city, making it easier to select a convenient location for you.

Current Event



Hitaishini organizes annual picnic to celebrate the Survivors’ day. This year (2019) the day was observed on 13th February and the picnic spot was selected at an old bungalow “Hawa-Khana” near Amta, Howrah.

The journey by bus from CNCI Hospital to the picnic venue was very exciting and enjoyable with the singing and dancing by the participants, particularly by the survivors......



World Cancer Day, 4th February

This year different organizations observed World Cancer Day by arranging seminars on various topics related to Cancer to aware people about it.

On 1th February

On 1st February, Rotary International District 3291 organized a Seminar on Cancer Awareness at Rotary Sadan, Kolkata, where eminent doctors and Rotarians participated along with...


Awareness Camp

Awareness Camp on 1st June 2019

Hitaishini , invited by the 1 Bengal Girls BN NCC, Budge budge , conducted an awareness camp on 1st June 2019. Near about 400 girl cadets participated in the programme making it a grand success.

Contact Us

  • CD-54, Salt Lake, Sector-1,
  • Kolkata 700064, India,

City Office

  • 67E/2 Maharaja Thakur Road,
  • Kolkata 700031, India
  • hitaishini_india@yahoo.com
  • www.hitaishini.com

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