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.
Every year Hitaishini celebrates the Survivors Day in the month of February. But some of the activities of Hitaishini were restricted due to the onset of the pandemic COVID-19 and this restrained us from any gathering of our members and survivors during the last two consecutive years. When the situation improved, Hitaishini made arrangements for holding such get-together to celebrate the Survivors Day.
members of Hitaishini announce the sudden demise of their beloved teammate Sonali (Bichitra) Dasgupta (wife of Late Shaibal Dasgupta), the Vice President of Hitaishini in her Thakurpukur residence on 13 .09.2021.
A brave breast cancer survivor Sonalidi joined the organization in the year 2004 and volunteered yeoman services to the breast cancer afflicted patients till her death. She was the key person ...
Hitaishini conducted an awareness camp at Mahishadal Girls’ College, Midanapore. About 175 girl cadets attended the programme.