ABOUT HITAISHINI

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.

OUR FOUNDER

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

WHAT CAUSES 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

ROSE-DAY-2018

The National Cancer Awareness Day (7th November) was observed by Hitaishini on 12th November,2018, organizing its biggest annual event of walk through the main thoroughfare of the city.

Flagged off by Dr. Jayanta Chakrabarty, Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute , the walk started at 4-30 pm from Jatin Das Park. Volunteers and members of Hitaishini along with NCC cadets, other cancer support NGOs ...

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FAQ HITAISHINI

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)

Q: Must I really have surgery to treat my breast cancer?

A: Surgery is the best initial treatment for breast cancer in most women; however, the condition lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS) usually does not require surgery. LCIS should be watched carefully, though, since breast cancer may develop over time. In some older individuals, LCIS may be controlled by hormone therapy (tamoxifen) alone.

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Contact Us

  • CD-54, Salt Lake, Secter-1,
  • Kolkata 700064, India,
  • hitaishini_india@yahoo.com
  • www.hitaishini.com

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  • 98319 99969 | 9831593568 | 9433427915
  • 9830303362 | 9836297296
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