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

Awareness Walk 2019

Awareness Walk 2019

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

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) .


Awareness Camp

Awareness Camp on 20th August 2019

Hitaishini conducted an awareness camp at Mahishadal Girls’ College, Midanapore. About 175 girl cadets attended the programme.

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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