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Tahira Kashyap flaunts surgery mark on world cancer day

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Published on February 10, 2019 with No Comments

Months ago, Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap announced that she has been detected with first stage of breast cancer and also shared details of her chemo and the surgery that she has undergone. On ‘World Cancer Day’, Tahira shared a powerful picture of her in which she went bare and flaunted her surgery mark.

Now sharing a picture that shows the mark on her back, she wrote, “Today is my day! Wish you all a happy #worldcancerday and hope each one of us celebrates this day in an embracing way. That we remove any stigma or taboo associated with it. That we spread awareness about it and that we have self love no matter what. I truly embrace all my scars as they are my badges of honour. There is nothing known as perfect. Happiness lies in truly accepting yourself. This was a tough one for me. But this picture was my decision as I want to celebrate not the disease but the spirit with which I endured. To quote my mentor, Diasaku Ikeda, “Leading an undefeated life is eternal victory. Not being defeated, never giving up, is actually a greater victory than winning, not being defeated means having the courage to rise to the challenge. However many times we’re knocked down, the important thing is we keep getting up and taking one step-even a half step- forward #worldcancerday #breastcancerawareness #breastcancerwarrior #turningkarmaintomission #boddhisatva. Thanks @atulkasbekar for this one.”

In September, Tahira revealed about the early signs of breast cancer and the diagnosis process. “I started feeling heavy in my right breast and silly enough, I was happy about it. I didn’t know what I had done right that the Gods became generous and my one breast decided to grow at the age of 35. But the same wasn’t happening to my left. I waited patiently for a couple of days, waiting for lightning to strike and the miracle to happen for the left one too. No such luck!” she wrote.

“I had once heard that if you talk to your plants, they grow. Breasts are no different. They grow, become ripe and full and then droop. So, I had long monologue sessions in the bathroom, waiting patiently for my left breast to grow too, leaving me pretty disappointed. Before I could search the internet about how to grow the size of only one breast, I started getting a secretion. That did it! Sir Google could wait”, she added.
Talking about how one test after the other led to cancer diagnosis, Tahira elaborated, “My husband took this even more seriously. So, we went to see the doctor, who is the best thing that happened to me in this entire ordeal. He recommended scans and tests, one after the other, that lead to me being detected with high grade DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma IN Situ). Simply put, cancerous malignant cells multiplying in a contained area. This is also called a precancerous or Stage 0 breast cancer.  In fact, the first time I was recommended the mammogram, the radiologist turned me away saying you are 35 and since there isn’t any family history of sorts, you don’t require this X ray. But my doctor’s wisdom prevailed, he insisted. The results threw him off too.”


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