NSH launches ‘Moitri’- Breast Cancer Support Group

25 Oct 2017

Given the rise of breast cancer cases in Bengal according to Indian Council of Medical Research data, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (NSH), Howrah has launched ‘Moitri’, a breast cancer support group to create awareness about what is posing a potential threat to women’s health in the state.
The hospital has taken up this initiative on the occasion of Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Hitaishini, a breast cancer support network, under the able guidance of senior oncologists from the hospital and cancer survivors.
In the launch program, survivors shared their experience of dealing with the disease and how the treatments have helped them recover and lead a normal life. Hitaishini, notably, is a voluntary non-profit making registered Breast Cancer Support Network available in Eastern India.
‘Moitri’ will be jointly managed by NSH Howrah and Hitaishini, and will have sessions every Thursday with survivors, patients, Hitaishini members and NSH doctors. The motto of the group is to motivate patients and their families to fight the disease.  The group will also showcase end-to-end breast care available at NSH, Howrah.
Present at the occasion, Akshay Oleti, Facility Director, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital said, “Along with providing quality Cancer treatment, we always do our best to offer additional support to the society. With this viewpoint, we are launching Moitri, a platform that would provide much-needed support and guidance for those fighting the disease”.
Dr. Partha Pratim Sen, Senior Consultant Breast & GI Onco Surgeon, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, said, “With the rise in the number of Breast Cancer cases in Bengal, it is very important to increase awareness about the disease and its detection. With modern mammography screening options, the disease can be detected at an early stage easily rather than waiting for the disease to reach its 3rd stage, from where recovery becomes difficult. Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease.” (EOIC)