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Legendary actress Mumtaz who started out as a child actor with Sone ki Chidiya and gave up acting at the age of 26, also suffered from breast cancer. But despite her illness and numerous chemo sessions, she won the battle against cancer at 54. Even that age, she was keen to get back in shape and shed all the extra kilos she had piled on during her treatment.
‘Dil Se’ fame, fell unconscious and was admitted in a city hospital. After some tests, it was found that the 42-year-old actress was suffering from ovarian cancer. Her treatment took place in New York and she put up a good fight against the disease.
He underwent treatment in the US and often posted updates and photos on social networking sites. While he was battling against this dreaded disease, his fans and perhaps the entire nation joined their hands in unison to pray for his quick recovery. He suffered from a malignant tumor known as seminoma which was found between his lung and heart.
The famed director of Barfi was suffering from acute promyelocytic leukemia – a type of blood cancer – in 2004. He did not let it affect his life and behaved as if he suffered from a common cold and not cancer even though doctors predicted that his chances of survival were only 50 per cent. He even wrote the scripts of ‘ Life in Metro’ and Gangster during this time and directed some parts of Tumsa Nahin Dekha from the hospital.
Lisa Ray, who made headlines when she donned a high-cut swimsuit for a commercial two decades ago, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a cancer of plasma cells) in 2009. Though she kept mum about it during her treatment, she gave interviews and blogged about it post her recovery talking at length about her experience and adopting a positive attitude towards her struggle.
Aren’t they amazing people who inspired us with their positive approach towards this critical disease. Comment below and share this inspiring story.