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5 Celebrities Who Fought Cancer (And Won)

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No one expects to be diagnosed with cancer. In many ways, it’s a disease that always strikes someone else. It’s a disease we read about, we hear about, but it’s always in association with someone else… until it strikes close to home. On World Cancer Day, we take a look at celebrities who’ve taken on the disease head-on, and won. The Big C is sometimes only as big as we want it to be (sometimes).

  1. Manisha Koirala

    Veteran actress Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer back in November 2012. A month later, she underwent a surgery that was successful. The disease shocked her tremendously, however, she stayed positive, underwent her treatment and finally beat cancer.

  2. Lisa Ray

    The gorgeous model and actor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2009, which is a rare cancer of the bone marrow. Even though she underwent operations and is now cancer-free, her disease is incurable. But none of that has deterred her from living life on her terms, making each day count and ensuring that she does her bit when it comes to spreading cancer awareness.

  3. Mumtaz

    One of the most beautiful actresses of her time, Mumtaz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. She fought the disease valiantly, without cancer getting the best of her. After undergoing six sessions of chemotherapy and several radiation treatments, she beat the Big C. She is 71 years old now and loves dividing her time between London and Rome.

  4. Sonali Bendre

    Known for her films like Hum Saath Saath Hain, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Sarfarosh, Sonali Bendre was detected with an aggressive form of cancer in 2018. But ever since then, she has been rock solid and dauntless in her journey to fight it. Her posts on Instagram are inspirational and give us all a glimpse into her life and her battle. What we love? No matter how hard things are, Sonali always finds the light at the end of the tunnel. Always.

  5. Tahira Kashyap

    A breast cancer survivor, Ayushman Khurana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap has a bold and brave battle against cancer. She has always put up the strongest front, and today on World Cancer Day, she took to Instagram to celebrate the spirit that helped her endure the disease.


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