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Yes to Life is a not-for-profit and non-governmental organization staretd in 2014 and is dedicated towards breast cancer awareness; cancer screenings; and patient support – emotional, financial and rehabilitation.

Yes to Life was started by Dr. Neeti Leekha Chhabra who dealt with the disease at the age of 31 years in 2012. She was joined by Ms. Shruti Sharma who is also a breast cancer winner and got diagnosed at the same age in the same year. The team is working with the aim to contribute in lowering the mortality rate arising out of breast cancer. The founder and office bearers of Yes to Life do not charge any remuneration from the funds of the NGO, and all fundings are 100% used for the cause of the NGO.

Our Motto

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women.
  • 2000 women are diagnosed with cancer every day, and 1200 of them are unfortunately at the later stages.
  • In 2017, India had the highest mortality rates globally for breast cancer.

https://www.medanta.org/patient-education-blog/breast-cancer-statistics-in-india/

We are working with the aim to contribute towards lowering the mortality rate arising out of breast cancer in India.Read More

In this modern era and society, it is surprising to see that many of us still look at cancer as a tabboo and if it is of the breast it becomes even more of a problem. Some women with breast cancer do not come out in open even today to share what they are going through and seek support because some others still consider cancer a stigma. There are families which do not support the patients and though rare but some are still ignorant enough to think it can spread by touching. There is a dire need to sensitize people and educate them so that there is no hindrance in the support that can be provided to those touched by the disease.

Through our awareness and support sessions, we are working towards sensitizing the society towards accepting the news of diagnosis and supporting those affected by it.

Our support towards cancer patients is 4 fold –
  1. Support group and counselling – we manage a support group ‘Happiness Surrounds Us’ that currently has 120+ cancer warriors. Members provide each other with positive outlook, faith and strength to manage the phases of diagnosis, treatment and post treatment successfully and happily. Most of the members in the group are in younger age bracket. This helps resolve queries of females in the age group of 30s to 50s as their problems are usually different from those in higher age bracket.

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"Our Three Pillars of Hope"

Yes to Life Team

Dr. Neeti Leekha Chhabra

Neeti Leekha Chhabra (Ph.D.), the founder of Yes to Life is a breast cancer winner who dealt with the disease at the age of 31 years with positive attitude and strength. She is a TEDx speaker (Why Me or Wow Me) and an avid writer who writes about life, positivity, and happiness. She left her full time job as a professor to follow her passion to spread awareness and provide support to the people affected by this disease.She has started this NGO with all her heart and soul to serve and help whoever is fighting this dreaded disease. Her vision to reduce mortality rate arising from breast cancer, is her driving force. To quote her “my life after cancer has become much more beautiful and meaningful. I enjoy wind in my hair, every second spent with my son, rain on my hands and every other moment in my life now!! God has been so kind and it’s time to help others now"

Ms. Shruti Sharma

Ms. Shruti Sharma

Vice President

Ms. Shruti Sharma is a banker turned entrepreneur and social worker who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer when she was 31 years old which proved to be a turning point in her life. This journey changed her forever, or as she says, “she rediscovered her true self which she had lost in the mad chase of professional success and money”. She was shocked to see people’s reaction to the news and realized that there are still a lot of myths associated with the disease. It is considered a death sentence and even a taboo in our society. She realized that all these thoughts and reactions was majorly due to lack of awareness which is mainly because people prefer not talking about the disease. This made her talk to people and counsel patients and care givers. Shruti now lives each day at a time, is blissfully happy and not scared to do what her heart tells her to do. She is now FULLY ALIVE

Board of Advisors

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Aditya Aggarwal
Director
Plastic, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Medanta-the Medicity, Gurgaon


Dr. Bhawana Awasthi
Senior Consultant Oncologist
Fortis Vasant Kunj and Vice President Clinical Development, Syneos Health


Dr. (Col.) R. Ranga Rao
Chairman
Cancer Centre, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon


Dr. Kanchan Kaur
Director
Breast Services, Cancer Institute, Medanta-the Medicity, Gurgaon


Ms. Meenakshi Kafaltia
Sr. Quality Monitor
Clinical Research, Medanta-the Medicity, Gurgaon


Dr. Munish Gairola
Director
Radiation Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini


Dr. Pooja Sharma
Senior Scientist
Medanta Institute of Education and Research, Medanta-the Medicity, Gurgaon


Dr. Sarthak Tandan
Radiation Oncologist
Radiation Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Rohini


Dr. Sonia Malik
Chairman
Southend Fertility & In Vitro Fertilization, New Delhi


Dr. Vandana Bhatia
Consultant
In Vitro Fertilization, Southend Fertility & In Vitro Fertilization, Delhi

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