breast cancer awareness Archives | Dr. Geeta Kadayaprath


Two days of the weekend, two different venues in Kerala, two vastly different areas of breast cancer management, each contributing significantly to the whole.

1. 11.8.2023-Rehabilitation after breast cancer.:Invited by Malabar Cancer Care Society (MCCS) to initiate the setting up of a Lymphedema Clinic through this well attended workshop. My colleague,Dr smriti neha, Lymphedema Specialist at Max Hospital,Delhi did a wonderful job of demonstrating the exercises, manual lymphatic drainage and Compression bandaging to a rapt audience.Thank you Mr Pai, the heart and soul of MCCS, for this opportunity and many congratulations for the wonderful job you are doing for screening and early detection of cancer, under the aegis of IARC and WHO.

2. 12.8.2023-A Breast Oncoplasty Surgical Workshop at MVR Cancer Centre & Research Institute,Calicut.

Completely blown away by the infrastructure, the case mix, the enthusiasm and bonhomie of the surgical oncology team, the state of the art theatres and so much more. Thank you Dr Dileep Damodaran, Dr Syam, Dr Deepak Damodaran,Dr Fasli, Dr Shafeeq Shamsuddin, Dr John, Dr Gokul Krishnan for the wonderful opportunity and to my co faculty, Dr Dinesh T from Lincoln, UK. Glad I could share whatever I could,in the three surgeries I performed ( Round Block, MICAP, LTAP+AACAP) and witness the prepectoral ADM + implant performed by overseas faculty, Dr Dinesh T.Delighted to interact with the wonderful participants from various centres across South India!

Glad to be witness to the changing landscape of cancer care across the country with so many new centres in Tier 2 cities doing a great job!

The fun of learning and sharing continues!!


Yesterday we got off to a rollicking start with about 100 champions turning up for the first in-person Breast Support group meeting at Max Vaishali, hosted by Max Institute of Cancer Care in association with Bliss Foundation, post-COVID.

A big thank you to Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal for supporting this initiative and formally launching the Volunteer program.

Also to my colleagues Dr. Vikas Goswami, Dr. Gopal Sharma, Dr. Rajinder Kaur Saggu, and Dr. Ritu for addressing issues raised during the Open House.

A Big Thank you to all those who volunteered – Bliss Buddies – and to those who participated in all the fun, dance, celebrations and for sharing tons of inspiration!!!

Thank you Dr. Gs Divya Dr Hina, Ms. Sushila Kasana Jainer Ms. Archana for all the back end coordination and personal touch.

A big thank you to Ms. Nidhi Agarwal and Ms. Reva Kumar from Bliss Foundation for making this event special with the beautiful volunteer jackets, sashes and the delightful cake.

The next one happens on the 15th June 2023 where we will discuss another important issue faced by most of you. We will be interacting with an expert dermatologist who will share tips with you on β€˜How to take care of your skin, hair and nails during and after chemotherapy’.

Looking forward to seeing you then. Till then take good care of yourself !! ❀️.













Curtains were brought down on a month-long Breast Cancer Awareness campaign at Max Vaishali, in exemplary fashion. You would have been witness to several cookery shows but this event surely surpassed any that I have witnessed in the past. There were 9 teams with 4 participants each and they were all Champions, those who had been through the experience of breast cancer. Some, who were 10 years past the disease and others who were on treatment. Most of them prepared but one team came together just then.. Spirited, talented, creative with magic in their hands. πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘©β€πŸ³πŸ‘©β€πŸ³Each team decorated it’s stall, collected items from the food counters to put together a drink, a starter, a salad and a dessert. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Then what happened was sheer magic. The judges Chief Dietician at Max Saket, Ritika Samaddar RD and Celebrity Chef Saby Gorai were at a loss. They had a tough time judging the competition. Thank you for being there.

They were all winners. They won the competition and many hearts. They suffused the space with such positivity that it will be some time before we are able to replicate this energy.πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

Thanks is due to the each participant… you made us all so proud, to Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal Jatin Verma and Vanshikha for giving wings to this dream event, to Sushila Kasana Jainer and Archana Mann for coaxing and cajoling the participants into believing that they would be creating memories for life and most of all, Head Dietician, Ms. Nidhi and her team at Max Vaishali, for curating all the ingredients, organizing them and executing the distribution flawlessly on the ground.


A super exciting Sunday morning with a blitz of pink, this time, with Women bikers and Breast Cancer Champions and Caregivers donning pink jackets and absorbing the calm of the morning interrupted by the powerful Vroom! Vroom! of their mean machines.

Flagged off by the 94 years old international athlete, Bhagwani Devi, along with Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal and Dr. Gopal Sharma. 100 bikers took to the street from Max Hospital Vaishali to Max Hospital Noida. As the pink stream vroomed ahead, it would have caught the attention of the bystanders- Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness. πŸŽ€πŸŽ€πŸŽ€πŸŽ€πŸŽ€

Empowered women- spreading the message of being breast aware. Doesn’t get better than this.🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

A huge shout out to Nandani Verma, Dr. Leena Biswas, Khushboo, Mansi, Chandni and all the other lady bikers. You are inspiring!!

The pics say it all!

Thank you Jatin Verma, Vanshikha, Shahzad Hussain, Sushila Kasana Jainer


Physical activity is known to reduce the risk of breast cancer by almost 35-40% in a Norwegian study and outcomes are better after breast cancer in those women who exercise regularly!!

Happy to have been part of a run in the wee hours of 15th Oct 2022, where Max Hospital, Patparganj teamed up with DLF Mall Noida.

Dual purpose achieved as the Oncology Team at Max Institute of Cancer Care, Max Hospital Patparganj Dr. (Prof) Meenu Walia, Manoj Tayal, Dr. Satyam Taneja, Rashmi Shukla and I, Geeta Kadayaprath took stage with Breast Cancer champions to create breast cancer awareness and also flagged off a run, to underscore the importance of physical activity.

I did not mean to run but completed a walk and a run of 2.5 kms 😌with my colleague Dr. Manoj Tayal. Not much but every bit matters!!😜

And then it was work as usual starting at 8am!πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

Thank you Dr. Kousar Shah, Mansi Jhamb and team for supporting this cause!!


By 2025, the annual incidence of breast cancer in our country is likely to get to 2.25 lacs/ year. The percentage of advanced breast cancer is still an alarming 60-70%.

We have to keep the conversations going, with women and men alike, to up the awareness level and detect breast cancers early. At this unique event, hosted by Max Hospital Vaishali, we had women leaders, CEOs, managers, Principals, and entrepreneurs participate in an engaging panel discussion. While they put forth their views, their insights were sharpened by our experts and the stories of courage by our breast cancer champions. I am sure they went back enlightened with a promise to spread the word within their sphere of influence.πŸŽ€πŸŽ€πŸŽ€

Neeti Palta regaled us with her humor and superb timing taking potshots at our male counterparts.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Absolutely on point!😁

Thank you Dr Gaurav Aggarwal and Dr. Harit Chaturvedi along with Jatin Verma, Vanshikha, Shahzad Hussain, Sushila Kasana Jainer and team for making this beautiful event happen.

Ladies, you are truly the Voice of Change as we celebrate the Spirit of Pink at Max Healthcare, this October month. What we do may be a drop in the ocean but I can see the ripples forming.

The Voice of Change will only get louder!