* story of sarah

When the doctor uttered the word “Malignant” on a cool November morning, I felt like a huge load was suddenly dumped on me. My first reaction was “you got to be kidding me”. The dreaded word itself is quite loaded and then the way it was delivered, so abruptly. I was baffled and was trying to explain to her that she is looking at a healthy person who just completed her 2nd Marine Corp marathon only two or three weeks prior…


* story of santwana saha

By SANTWANA SAHA, Former Head of the Department of History, Narsingdi Government College & A Breast Cancer Survivor in Bangladesh. She is also one of the speakers on Breast Cancer Awareness for the participants of Adhunika Bangladesh Society on October 2009 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by abnormal proliferation of cells, usually in a random disorderly manner. Through the uncontrolled growth of these malignant cells tumors are usually formed. Malignant cells tend to spread from their site of origin by traveling through the blood stream or lymphatic system.


* a day with the d.r.e.a.m. team

Adhunika offered me an incredible opportunity to volunteer for the DREAM (Diabetes Research, Education and Action for Minorities) project and with my interest in healthcare I could not resist. On October 17th, 2009 I participated in the first of a series of Diabetes Intervention programs carefully designed by…


* story of syeda z. noor

Exactly two years ago when I first published the following article in hope to find some answers, didn’t know I would still be searching for same answers.  This time I hope women will come forward and talk openly breast cancer & about the stigma that is attached to being a breast cancer survivor, and hope  […]

| October 1st, 2007

Show You Care: Fight Breast Cancer

According to the American Breast Cancer Society in US this year one woman in eight either has or will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In addition, 1,600 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 400 will die this year. If detected early, the five-year survival rate exceeds 95%. But do you know how […]

| April 5th, 2007

* solace: a network for parents

Our recent discussions on Thoughts on Divorce at the blog brought out many poignant issues, and one of them was substance abuse among the younger generation. We wanted to highlight the work of Solace“ an initiative by a parent whose children were diagnosed with substance abuse, now another parent who has joined the network to […]

| March 25th, 2007

March 26 – Independence Day of Bangladesh

Join us paying homage to our war heroes and in celebrating Independence Day of Bangladesh. March 26 – the day Independence of Bangladesh was formally declared on the eve of a 9 month long war of Independence with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh as a sovereign nation. After many years of exploitation, both politically and […]


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Adhunika blog is launched with a mission to share knowledge among women from every walk of life. Sometime it would be in the form of sharing experience to find a feasible solution of a problem; sometime it would be in the form of professional consultation, which Adhunika group will arrange for its bloggers. Nevertheless, the intent of this blog always remains the same - to help and empower women through a common web-based platform....read more



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