Battling breast cancer takes strength & courage and it’s important to know that you are not alone.
But, generally, most of the women don’t openly talk about it as they fear judgments. But, recently, some celebrities suffering from breast cancer have come forward to use their influence to create awareness about the disease and break the social taboo.
After Sonali Bendre and Irrfan Khan came forward to share the news about their struggle with cancer, there is another influencer who has shared the shocking news about her struggle with cancer.
Tahira Kashyap, wife of Ayushmann Khurrana, who has recently detected with Stage-0 breast cancer.
She took to her Instagram account and shared this shocking news. She shared a picture and two videos in the post and talked in detail about her breast cancer in the caption. She wrote,
“A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high-grade malignant cells.”
What Is Ductal Carcinoma In Situ?
Ductal means that cancer starts inside the milk ducts, carcinoma refers to any cancer that begins in the skin or other tissues that cover or line the internal organs, and in situ means “in its original place.”
DCIS isn’t life-threatening, but having DCIS can increase the risk of developing an invasive breast cancer later on.
When someone has had DCIS, she is at higher risk for cancer coming back or for developing a new breast cancer than a person who has never had breast cancer before. Most recurrences happen within the 5 to 10 years after initial diagnosis. The chances of a recurrence are under 30%.
But, Tahira Is Definitely Ready To Fight Her Battle:
She talked about finding a new meaning of life,
“I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect its unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life.”
Tahira further wrote,
“The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also, I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined.”
She went on to add,
“Also, we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self-love! Big, small, left or right inclined, gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self-love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses…”