Providing Indian women access to preventative breast cancer screenings.
Hum Nari means ‘we, women’ – that together we further our well-being and take charge of our health. The Hum Nari initiative was launched by a group of women who want to improve access to important health services and increase early detection of disease.
Our first program in the initiative focuses on breast health awareness and aims to screen over 60,000 women in North India for breast cancer every year.
Empowering women to take charge of our health.
Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, and a woman dies of breast cancer every 13 minutes in India. It is the most common cancer in urban areas, and second-most common in rural areas. Breast cancer cases are on the rise but over 60% of the cases that reach the doctor are in stage 3 or 4 when it is much harder to treat and chances of survival are lower. Only 60% of Indian women who receive breast cancer treatment survive longer than 5 years as compared to 89% in the U.S.
Despite this stark reality, breast cancer screening programs are not readily available in India. Our goal is to make breast cancer screening services accessible in a community health setting to increase early detection and identify cases that otherwise would have never been diagnosed.
Support this initiative Donate
The goal of preventive screenings is to detect cancer early when it is easier to treat and the chances of survival are higher. Regular self-exams, being aware of your normal, and professional screenings are all important components of your wellness, and help you take action on time.
Breast cancer screening involves an examination and imaging of the breast to detect cancer, before there are visible signs and symptoms.
Regular preventive breast cancer screening can save lives.
No one knows your body as well as you do! Regular self-exams are the most effective way to catch symptoms early when breast cancer is most treatable.
Our Hum Nari app will help you be breast aware, understand what is your normal, and learn how to catch any changes in time.
Understand your personal risk factors
Connect with regular professional preventive screenings