Cancer is one word that is scarier than death, isn’t it? Every time we brew in a conversation that has the word “Cancer” it leaves us shuddering.

Nobody would want to be diagnosed with cancer even in their worst dreams. The reality is however completely reversed. Today’s lifestyle, hectic schedule, eating habits etc. has increased the possibilities of getting cancer.
You will be surprised to know there are over 100 types of cancers and any part of the body can be affected. As per the report of Economic Times, Aug 05, 2015
“In India alone, about 10 lakh people are diagnosed with cancer every year and another six to seven lakh die of it. By 2035, these numbers may almost double to 17 lakh new patients and 12 lakh deaths per annum, according to a special research paper on cancer in India published in Lancet Oncology journal some time ago.”
Moreover, while the probability of getting cancer has increased extensively, the cost of cancer treatment has also gone up multi-fold. It won’t be wrong to say that the treatment costs now has the potential to wipe out a common man’s entire life savings.

Stories of 8 Celebrities Who Bravely Fought & Survived From Cancer



“I think cancer helps to transform a person… it affected me so much that it enabled me to grow, appreciate life and honour my body!”​
The Khamoshi & Bombay actor Manisha Koirala was affected with ovarian cancer. Little did she knew that one fine day her life would turn upside down. After being diagnosed with cancer she flew to the US for her treatment. Undoubtedly, she gave cancer a tough fight and emerged victoriously.


“The experience has made me stronger. If you’re strong, then you automatically became a positive person. Cancer doesn’t mean that you’re going to die.”
When India’s most favourite batsman was diagnosed with Malignant Tumour, a type of cancer, fans all over the globe were shattered. The cricketer underwent a treatment in the US. After putting his brave foot forward, he entered the ground with a victorious roar.


“Women should also understand that there is hope. They shouldn’t feel self-conscious if they are going through treatment. We need to promote a positive atmosphere for women.”
After successfully battling with myeloma (cancer), the actor triumphed over the disease.


“I am living with a disease which multiplies every second. Anyways for me, this disease is like a boon. I share a very good relationship with my family now. My wife has stopped fighting with me. We are sharing a luvvey-duvvve relationship now. For me, my family is on the priority list.”
One of the finest directors of Bollywood, Anurag Basu, was detected with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia, with a survival rate of 50%. He chose not to surrender, and he survived cancer.


“I go every three months for checkups. It’s the new normal for me. My doctor says I’ll likely have more and if  that’s your cross to beat in life, you should be so lucky.”
Hugh Jackman discovered Basal Cell Carcinoma (cancer) on his nose, in the year 2013, and since then he underwent several procedures for skin cancer.


“They all know that no matter how big the star he or she will die one day. Nothing is permanent. And experience has taught me there’s no unconditional and pure love in this world except the one between a parent and child.”
At the age of 54, one of the most gorgeous actors of yesteryears Mumtaz was diagnosed with cancer. She chose to fight, she triumphed.


“Cancer is tough, and a still claims too many lives, but I think that hope in the greatest weapon a person has. There can and should be life after cancer for more people, and I want people to know that ”
Lance Armstrong and his battle against the life-threatening testicular cancer has been shared and discussed a lot. He didn’t give up and chose to live in the fullness!


“The whole experience of getting close to mortality changed my perspective. I thought I deserved more, and I wasn’t grateful for all the great shift that had happened to me. After a brain tumour happened, I realize I love acting I’ve always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again.”
Mark Ruffalo was diagnosed with a brain tumour and he chose to not disclose it to anyone. Since his wife was pregnant, it was only after the birth of his son that he made a public announcement.


“Cancer is still a word that strikes fear into people’s hearts, producing a deep sense of powerlessness… I do not feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity.”
With her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, the mother–of–six entered early menopause. Her strong will and determination to not surrender helped her emerge as a winner against cancer.


I was travelling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspirations, goals, was fully engaged in them. And suddenly someone taps on my shoulder and I turn to see. It’s the TC: “Your destination is about to come. Please get down.” I am confused: “No, no. My destination hasn’t come.” “No, this is it. This is how it is sometimes.”The suddenness made me realize how you are just a cork floating in the ocean with UNPREDICTABLE currents! And you are desperately trying to control it’
Irfan Khan is battling with a rare disease named Neuroendocrine Cancer. Without wasting any time, the actor headed to London for the treatment and his fans from all over the world are praying for his speedy recovery.
The doctor has closely examined Irfan’s case and has reassured both him and his family that there’s no immediate danger to his life and that his condition is completely curable 


“Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, which we frankly did not see coming.’’
There is no better way to tackle this than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York.
We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. I’m taking this battle head-on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.
If you consider all the celebrities mentioned above, apart from their strong will and determination to win over cancer, have enough money to finance their treatment was the biggest support.
If I ask you, are you equally prepared financially to fight cancer?
Majority of the readers would reply in “No!”

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