Actor Nadia Jamil is “officially cancer-free” after a year-long battle with breast cancer.
Jamil took to Instagram to announce the happy news, sharing a smiling picture of herself with a lengthy caption. “Officially cancer-free. All tests cancer clear. Shukar Alhamdolillah,” she said, before thanking her fans and followers for their love, prayers, and support.
While Jamil did sustain some nerve damage in her feet as an effect of intense chemotherapy, she plans to “live to dance my way, coz bhangra is all in the shoulders anyways,” and we can’t be more proud of her courage!
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She also thanked a specific business for offering her a platform to continue to work and earn to help her through “financially trying times” before giving a special shoutout to industry friends Sania Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, and Muniba Mazari for being by her side.
However, not all friends stuck around, and Jamil also called them out without taking any names, saying that some colleagues who are now megastars would leave her waiting or chasing them for a response.
“I can only pray Allah brings respect and humility to their hearts. After all fame and name are nothing in the scheme of the universe and we are all, in the end, buried in the same soil,” she said.
Jamil also shared some lessons that she learned on her ‘#journeytowellness’, including shedding people who made her feel small.
In lieu of them, Jamil said she’s made “new friends and family, to whom I am bound for life. Not by blood, but by the solid support they offered me during cancer and isolation during the pandemic.”
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“In the end though, I have stood by myself. It is my breath that keeps me alive, myself that protects me. It is my mind that wakes up to the dawn light, searching for clarity…,” she further wrote, adding, “It is my heart that feels full to the brim with gratitude and joy for every amazing blessing and gifts the creator exposes me to.”
Jamil announced her breast cancer diagnosis last year in April. The Damsa actor took to Twitter to share with her followers that she had developed stage one breast cancer with a grade three tumor.
Last week I ws diagnosed w cancer. Nw 4 days in2 treatment. In th last few days hv felt all sorts of feelings frm apprehension,fear, unbeatably huge love 2 calm,acceptance,patience,overwhelming gratitude & a deep sense of responsibility 2 my children,parents,loved ones,myself,you
— Nadia Jamil (@NJLahori) April 3, 2020
“Last week I was diagnosed with cancer. Now 4 days into treatment. In the last few days have felt all sorts of feelings from apprehension, fear, unbeatably huge love to calm, acceptance, patience, overwhelming gratitude & a deep sense of responsibility to my children, parents, loved ones, myself, you,” she had shared.