There’s More To Cancer Than Being Emotional Or Weak: Sonali Bendre On World Cancer Day


There’s more to cancer than being emotional or weak: Sonali Bendre on World Cancer Day

The actress urges people to talk about cancer instead of dreading it

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 4th February, 2019) Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre, who is recovering from cancer has written an important note about the disease on the occasion of World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.

In her social media post on the occasion, Sonali urged people to believe in oneself to fight this disease.

“World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band aid and help us deal with this disease,” she began.

She said she was scared but soon she realised that burying her head in the sand was not the way to deal with this.

The actress when on to say that there’s more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor.

“It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment. It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today,” she said.

“It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It's taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine,” Sonali wrote.

Sonali, who is famous for her roles in films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh and Kal Ho Na Ho, had a tough 2018 as she was diagnosed with ‘high grade’ cancer.

She however took the battle head on and got her cancer treatment in New York.

Sonali Bendre recently returned to India after getting cancer treatment and is looking towards a healthier and happier life ahead. About her journey battling cancer, she said it has been immense, and has taught her so much.

Sharing her continuous struggle in fighting cancer with her followers, Sonali has sure set a brave example.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses