Cancer certainly takes a toll on a human being, physically and emotionally. Those who are able to survive it, have success stories to share with the general public. Manisha Koirala is one such actress who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 but successfully battled the disease. Speaking at an event, Manisha divulged into details as to how she was able to ward off the disease with support from her friends and family.
Manisha detailed how she first got into a prestigious hospital in Mumbai but then went abroad to the United States, in search of better doctors. There, the doctors prepared her not only physically but also psychologically.
“I was diagnosed with cancer in Kathmadu. I immediately flew down to India and got admitted in a prestigious hospital in Mumbai. “Since the surgery looked very complicated, I then flew to the US for it. I did not face any problem there. Doctors in the US not only focus on the treatment part of it but also on psychological aspects. They are much ahead in taking care of a patient,” she said.
She also revealed how the tough time during her cancer treatment, her family had been bothered but they stuck to each other like a single unit.
“I did feel guilty of the kind of situation my family was going through because of me. Cancer helped to bring my family more close. Now, when we face any problem, we just go back to that time and take inspiration from it,” said the actress.
After her struggle with cancer, Manisha appeared in two Bollywood films- Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns and Chehere: A Modern Day Classic. Manisha was also quick to express how the disease had helped to transform her into a better person, by appreciating life as a whole.
“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.”
It is really heartwarming to see how Indian celebrities are coming forward and sharing their experiences, so that maximum number of people can benefit from their experiences.