- 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 (UrduPoint / 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… 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 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.