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Breast Cancer Advocates

interviews with breast cancer advocates

Interview with Mrs. Bina Baidya in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Bina Baidya, diagnosed at Stage II with Breast Cancer, didn't think twice to speak about her journey! Her request to everyone, not to be shy to mention about issues with breast and should immediately visit the doctor. Mrs. Bina Baidya, an inspiration!

Interview with Mrs. Bithika Nag in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer advocate from India

5 year Stage III Breast Cancer survivor. Mrs. Nag urges, others not to commit the same mistake as she did and requests everyone to break the taboo and come out of the stigma. It takes a lot of courage to speak our mind and Mrs. Nag was not hesitant to do so! Mrs. Nag, an inspiration for the society!

Interview with Mrs. Kalpana Choudhury in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Kalpana Choudhury, 10 year survivor of Breast Cancer, diagnosed at Stage III, speaks about her journey & sincerely acknowledges that her ignorance delayed the diagnosis. Hats off to Mrs. Choudhury’s spirit & eagerness to help others, an inspiration!

 

Interview with Manjit Kaur in Hindi, briefed in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Manjit Kaur, diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer in October, 2016! Hats off to Mrs. Kaur, who has gathered the courage to come forward for the first time, disclosing her story,  and now she is an inspiration for all the women & men with Metastatic Breast Cancer, as she is declared cancer free!

Interview with Mrinalini Neog in Assamese, briefed in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Mrinalini Neog, a teacher & Breast Cancer Survivor, Diagnosed at Stage III. I am so proud of Mrs. Neog for not hesitating to speak about her journey! Mrs. Neog, an inspiration to the society!

Interview with Nibedita Chakraborty in Bengali, briefed in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Nibedita Chakraborty, diagnosed at Stage I Breast Cancer in December, 2016; her vigilance, alertness & openness to discuss & attend the doctor immediately helped her with Early diagnosis…so proud of Mrs. Chakraborty,  a motivation for mankind.

 

Interview with Panna Bharali in Assamese, briefed in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Ms. Panna Bharali, Joint Secretary, Pratishruti & a Breast Cancer Survivor, (Triple negative Breast cancer, BRCA1 mutation). Panna is not embarrassed and shy to speak about her story! Ms. Panna is an inspiration for all of us! Hats off to an amazing woman, Panna!

Interview with Sabita Rabha in Assamese, briefed in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Sabita Rabha, at Dr. B.Borooah Cancer Hospital, coming in to check with the doctor late with breast lumps, due to embarrassment & ignorance!

Interview with Supti Shyam in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Supti Shyam, Breast Cancer survivor,  diagnosed in January, 2016 with Stage II (grade IV tumor). Hats off to Mrs. Shyam for speaking about her journey so others learn about the importance of taking care of Breast health and address the issue immediately to family and doctor unlike her journey where due to shyness & ignorance, she was quiet for a long time!

 

Interview with Titu Gupta in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Interview with Mrs. Titu Gupta, 5 year Breast Cancer survivor (diagnosed at advanced Stage III), so brave as she reveals the reasons & truth of her late diagnosis & requests others not to ignore a lump & address the doctor immediately! Hats off to Mrs. Gupta, an inspiration for the society!

Interview with Poornima Koramodi in Bengali, summarized in English, Breast Cancer Advocate from India

Ignorance and poverty engulfing our society -- With Mrs. Shefalika Deb, Nurse, Rampur Tea Estate and Mrs. Poornima Koramodi, Breast Cancer patient. In spite of treatment available, Poornima neglected her health due to lack of knowledge about recurrence, the outcome is fatal. Poornima is now on Stage IV Breast cancer…

Interview with Maura Mccarthy at wells fargo bank, charlotte, usa

Maura McCarthy, Breast Cancer Survivor with a lifelong mission to advocate for early detection. Hats off to Mrs. McCarthy's spirit and eagerness to help others. Mrs. McCarthy, an inspiration for the society.


a message from our breast cancer advocates

Captain Evey Cormican, Our Breast Cancer Survivor/Advocate speaks about her Breast Cancer Journey and the importance of Self Breast Exam!

Our inspiration, Our Breast Cancer Advocate, Sravani Sharma originally from Assam, India currently resides in NJ, USA speaks about her Cancer journey emphasizing on the importance of early detection and also not to ignore benign tumors!

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Inspirational journey of our Breast Cancer Advocate Janaki Chivukula from Hyderabad, India! Janaki narrates her journey in Telugu language.


Embarrassment, Taboo, and Ignorance

embarrassment, taboo, and ignorance

Interview with Dr. Biswajit Borkakoti, sharing his personal story @Breast Cancer, India

I was very happy to interact with Dr. Biswajit Borkakoti, Scientist – E, Division of Virology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Dibrugarh, for coming forward and sharing his personal story about Breast Cancer in his family and how his mother didn’t mention to him initially. Now Dr. Borkakoti’s mother is a survivor and inspiring other women fight the disease.

Part 1: Interview with Dr. Liladhar Deori in Assamese, briefed in English, @Breast Cancer in Assam, India

Interview with Dr. Liladhar Deori, a physician, shares his experiences and interactions on how women are still ashamed to speak about their Breast health.

Part 2: Interview with Dr. Liladhar Deori in Assamese, briefed in English, @Breast Cancer in Assam, India

Interview with Dr. Liladhar Deori, from Nagaon, Assam shares his experience  about a gynecologist. Being a health care provider and suffering from Breast cancer, she didn’t discuss with her family…. We lost her to the disease few years back.

 

Interview with Dipali Saikia in Assamese, summarized in English, about Breast Cancer in India

Interview with Mrs. Dipali Saikia, Vice President, Pratishruti & General Secretary, Mahila Samiti. Mrs. Saikia brings out the current scenario of Breast Cancer related to embarrassment and taboo.

Interview with Dr. Juganta Kumar Deori in Assamese, briefed in English, on Breast Cancer in India

Interview with Dr. Juganta Kumar Deori, Medical officer, Boat Clinics (Centre for Northeast Studies & Policy Research – C-NES), revealing the story of his family – shyness & ignorance leading to late diagnosis!

Interview with Dr. C.S Das, his views on how to spread the word, Early detection @ Breast Cancer

Interview with Dr. Chandra Sekhar Das, Retired Professor & Head of Pediatrics, Silchar Medical College; Independent Practicing Pediatrician & Senior Consultant. Dr. Das talks how he is spreading the message & his ideas can be eye openers for all other Pediatricians.

 

Part 1: Interview with Nandini Gogoi Dutta in Assamese, summarized in English, about Breast Cancer in India

Part-1, Interview with Mrs. Nandini Gogoi Dutta, at B.Borooah Cancer Hospital,  who speaks about the scenario of Breast Cancer – reality unveiled about embarrassment, stigma & ignorance.

Part 2: Interview with Nandini Gogoi Dutta in Assamese, summarized in English, about Breast Cancer in India!

Part-2, Interview with Mrs. Nandini Gogoi Dutta, at B.Borooah Cancer Hospital,  who speaks about the scenario of Breast Cancer – reality unveiled about embarrassment, stigma & ignorance.

Interview with Dr. Sarbani Giri, speaks about the facts associated with Breast Cancer stigma in India

Interview with Professor Sarbani Giri, Department of Life Science & Bioinformatics, Assam University, bringing in very significant specifics on this critical situation. Dr. Giri speaks from her own experiences about the current scenario of Breast Cancer in India - even today society is hesitant to speak up!

 

Interview with Dr. Sarmistha Bhattacharya, speaks about the realities on Breast Cancer in India

Interview with Dr. Sarmistha Bhattacharya, Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Great insights from Dr. Bhattacharya, bringing up a very important element - painless lumps felt by breast self exam need to be immediately checked since many times, women ignore the lumps thinking it is not causing any pain.

Interview with Shobha Preetham, speaking about the Breast Cancer scenario in India

Interview with Mrs. Shobha Preetham, Volunteer in Cancer hospitals, reflecting the Breast Cancer scenario and dense breast concerns in India!

Interview with Mr. Dipankar Ghosh in Bengali, summarized in English, on Breast Cancer taboo in India

Interview with Mr. Dipankar Ghosh, Officer, Writer, TV anchor… his thoughts on the scenario of the population of women who are still captivated in the conservative mindset and so are their families.

 

Interview with Major Deepshikha Gupta on Breast Cancer taboo in India

Inspiring Interview with Major Deepshikha Gupta, Founder, Hastkaam, on the scenario of embarrassment and taboo in India regarding Breast Cancer.

Interview with Dr. Ravi Kannan, Breast Cancer scenario in Assam, India

Dr. Ravi Kannan, Director, Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Silchar, talks about the critical situation of Breast Cancer in Southern Assam.

Interview with Devarajan Kalladan- discussions about early detection of Breast Cancer in India

Interview with Mr. Devarajan Kalladan, Director, Rotary Club of Bengaluru, Koramangala on how we can take the message forward-Early detection of Breast Cancer in India.

 

Interview with Dr. Chethana Thirthahalli, Interesting facts about Breast Cancer in India

Interesting facts about Breast Cancer in India - interview with Dr. Chethana Thirthahalli, Medical Officer, Indian Cancer Society, Bangalore!

Interview with Dr. Geetha Manjunath, facts about Breast Cancer situation in India

My interview with Dr Geetha Manjunath, Co-founder and CEO of NIRAMAI Health Analytix, Bengaluru, her perspective on Breast cancer in India!

Interview with Cathy Y. Burch at wells fargo, Charlotte, usa

Cathy Y. Burch and her selfless gesture towards Breast Cancer awareness…

 
Collaborations

collaborations

(english) Dr. C.S Das, explaining the mothers of his pediatric patients at his clinic, about early detection of Breast Cancer! 

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Das, Retired Professor & Head of Pediatrics, Silchar Medical College; Independent Practicing Pediatrician & Senior Consultant, explaining the mothers of his pediatric patients who come to him with their babies/kids at his clinic, about Breast self exam and educating them about early detection that can save life. Dr. Das is doing this as outreach in groups. Hats off to him for his continued service at the age of 72+.

(bengali) In Bengali-Dr. C.S Das, explaining the moms of his pediatric patients at his clinic, about Breast Cancer!

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Das, Retired Professor & Head of Pediatrics, Silchar Medical College; Independent Practicing Pediatrician & Senior Consultant, explaining the mothers of his pediatric patients who come to him with their babies/kids at his clinic, about Breast self exam and educating them about early detection that can save life. Dr. Das is doing this as outreach in groups. Hats off to him for his continued service at the age of 72+

(Assamese) Dr. C.S Das, explaining the moms of his pediatric patients at his clinic, about Breast Cancer!

Dr. Chandra Sekhar Das, Retired Professor & Head of Pediatrics, Silchar Medical College; Independent Practicing Pediatrician & Senior Consultant, explaining the mothers of his pediatric patients who come to him with their babies/kids at his clinic, about Breast self exam and educating them about early detection that can save life. Dr. Das is doing this as outreach in groups. Hats off to him for his continued service at the age of 72+.

 

(Assamese) Radio Brahmaputra 90.4 FM on 20th July 2018 at Dibrugarh, Assam

Radio Brahmaputra can play a huge role and in future, the same talk will be re-played to reinforce about Breast health. I will also send more brief talks to Radio Brahmaputra that might be helpful to combat the critical situation with Breast Cancer in NE India.

I am sincerely thankful to Mr. Bhaskar Bhuyan for supporting the cause and inviting me to Radio Brahmaputra 90.4 FM on 20th July 2018. My primary focus was targeting embarrassment, taboo, ignorance and bringing Breast self exam (how to perform) process in both women and men into picture. If the public are reinforced about the importance of taking care of Breast Health, then we can decrease the mortality rate from Breast Cancer specially in NE India.

 
Other cancer advocates

Mrs. Ravina Kashyap, Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor, speaks about her inspiring journey!

Hats off to Mrs. Kashyap, an inspiration to the society! So proud of Mrs. Ravina Kashyap for coming forward, sharing her story, and providing her valuable insights on early symptoms and screening processes!

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