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.
Hitaishini organizes various programs throughout the year giving message to the public 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.
Age, Previous Breast Cancer, Family History Of Breast Cancer, Genetic Mutations.
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.
Hitaishini observes the biggest annual event of “Awareness Walk” in the main thoroughfare of the city, on 7th November which is celebrated as the National Cancer Awareness Day. The year 2019 is more important to Hitaishini as it coincides with the glorious 25 years of it’s journey since November 1995. This year, Dr. Arnab Gupta, Director, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute, Thakurpukur was ...
A session on Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) was conducted by Smt. Srijani Banerjee and Smt. Sayani Hore on 22nd October, 2019, where a good number of survivor and caregiver members of Hitaishini participated.
DMT session “ Beautiful Imperfection” has been designed for those who have been diagnosed with terminal illness or have suffered trauma(e.g., breast cancer patients) .
Hitaishini conducted an awareness camp at Mahishadal Girls’ College, Midanapore. About 175 girl cadets attended the programme.