Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move on

On the eve of World Cancer Day, My Medical Mantra salutes the undying spirit of this Mumbaikar who has not let Cancer defeat her. Rajeshree Shinde has married twice and both her husbands succumbed to cancer. Her young daughter died due to TB. Despite all this, Shinde today helps breast cancer survivors live their lives with confidence and dignity

Cancer devastated her life, but could not conquer her will to live and move onFor a woman, losing her breast is akin to losing a limb. It not only physically scars her, but also scars her soul and her self-confidence. However, in a small discreet corner of the office of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) situated in Worli, 51-year-old Rajeshree Shinde has been giving lakhs of such women across […]

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of women

Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) began to provide breast prosthesis for free to women who have undergone mastectomy and are unable to afford silicone breast implants

Breast prosthesis, a simple innovation that has changed lives of womenTwelve years ago, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) assigned Rajshree Shinde with a job – to stitch breast prosthesis. Little did Shinde know that her job of making artificial breasts sitting in that quiet, small room will make a big difference in lives of those women who have undergone mastectomy. This initiative of CPAA to […]

Mumbai police is giving up tobacco consumption, says study

Cancer Patients Aid Association’s (CPAA) anti-tobacco drive for Mumbai police helps bring down tobacco consumption from 75% to 45%

Mumbai police is giving up tobacco consumption, says studyThe Mumbai police force has seen an encouraging drop in consumption of tobacco from 75 per cent to 45 per cent in the last few years, stated a recent study done by Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA), an NGO. Mumbai’s cops are always on the move. Their commitment to protect Mumbaikars remains undebatable. But, most […]