Cancer doesn’t discriminate any one, whether rich or poor, whether a grown-up or kid, whether a common man or celebrity.
Here is the list of few celebs that proved their will power can defeat anything, even cancer. Their positivity is an inspiration to people around the globe.
Director, Anurag Basu was reported with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (a type of blood cancer) in 2004.
He did not let his enthusiasm die cause of his suffering. In fact, he wrote scripts of ‘Life in a Metro’ and ‘Gangster’ during his illness.
“After my illness, my priorities took a complete turn. Instead of fame and money, my priorities became my family and work. After facing so closely changes outlook in life.”
She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 42. She boldly posted her bald photos on social media, which was a side effect of chemotherapy. And, she became an inspiration for the people fighting the battle against cancer.
“I think cancer helps to transform a person… It affected me so much that it enabled me to grow, appreciate life and honor my body,”
The Cricketer cum author of ‘The Test of My Life’, an autobiography, was suffering from deadly killer Mediastinal Seminoma, a germ-cell tumor located between his two lungs.
Music Composer and Singer, Aadesh Shrivastav was reportedly suffering from Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells) in 2010. He recovered the deadly disease in 10 months of chemotherapy.
Unfortunately, he died in 2015, at the age of 51, when his cancer relapsed for the Third Time.
Aadesh, here, described the changes cancer pulled him too.
“My life has changed. I’ve become 90 per cent vegetarian and stay away from alcohol. I never smoked anyway. Now I eat and sleep on time. Apart from yoga, I’ve started playing squash. I also swim as my muscles have atrophied. My bones still hurt,”
The queen of hearts in yesteryear, Mumtaz was diagnosed at the age of 54 with Breast Cancer. She did not surrender and fought against the weight gain, fatigue and other side-effects bravely during the treatment and chemo.
In 2010, Mumtaz featured in the UniGlobe Entertainments documentary on cancer survival ‘1 a Minute’, with other international stars who had fought and survived cancer.
Stunningly beautiful model, actress, TV host, philanthropist and social activist, Lisa Ray was diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in 2009.
Lisa fought her battle with cancer and bravely announced to the world that she was free of cancer after the successful treatment involving stem cell transplant in 2010.
She also worked in creating awareness and advocating cause of cancer cure after she was treated.