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Sharana Breast Cancer Relief & Research Foundation is a non-profitable, charitable, non-governmental organization, which aims to assist women during this very difficult phase of life when faced with the diagnosis of breast cancer. The trust is run by Dr.Selvi Radhakrishna, Director of Chennai Breast Centre.

Sharana is a unit of Chennai breast centre , registered trust with income tax exemption under Sec. 80 G DIT (E) No2(719)09-10 dated 26.05.2010.

We are totally dedicated to breast cancer research and treatment in Chennai with a reputation for excellence. Our goal is very simple – it is life. And anyone who suffers from potentially curable breast cancer and is economically disadvantaged is a beneficiary. Over 100 patients got benefited by the trust.

What we see happening

Every year thousands of women are touched by breast cancer. It not only has an impact on individuals with the disease, but their families, friends and loved ones as well. Timely, appropriate medical consultation and counselling is a luxury many women do not have and the situation is much worse when somebody is disadvantaged because of lower socioeconomic and educational status.

What we believe………

“We believe that every woman deserves a right to quality breast cancer treatment that can save her life. Surviving breast cancer should not depend on who you are and how much money you have.”

How Sharana Helps!
Sharana – A space
  • To sit quietly with a cup of tea and a book
  • To get the fears and doubts alleviated through videos
  • To enquire and find more about breast cancer without inhibition
  • To get practical advice and emotional support
  • To gain courage and face challenges
  • To help with treatment costs

Sharana focuses on patients who are affected by breast cancer and cannot afford their medication. It provides direct services to people battling breast cancer through direct assistance, enlisting other charitable trusts for financial aid and compassionate support.


Talking to someone may be the first step in helping one cope with the uncertainties ahead. Research has shown that support groups help reduce the three most significant stress associated with cancer: unwanted aloneness, loss of control, and loss of hope. At Sharana we have three different support group meetings:

  • Small group meetings every week
  • Large group sharing and dispelling of doubts every quarter
  • Engal Utsav- An annual event of fun and frolic

People who participate in these support group meetings report significant decrease in depression, increased zest for life, and a new attitude toward their illness. These support group meetings can be called as lifeline to information, support and encouragement through good times and bad.