Tahira Kashyap, wife of Ayushmann Khurrana, diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer

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September 22, 2018 17:41:55 IST

Tahira Kashyap, wife of actor Ayushmann Khurrana, has been diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer, she shared in an Instagram post.

In her post, she said that she was examined to be suffering from DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in her right breast. In a jocular tone, she said that she had become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie "(since only one breast was involved)!"


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An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth

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Explaining her condition, Tahira said that high-grade malignant cells were multiplying in a contained space, adding that the experience made her respect the unpredictability of life and gave her the faith and courage to overcome it.

She even stated that spreading awareness about breast cancer was imperative. “I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also, we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self-love! Big, small, left or right inclined, gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self-love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses," she wrote.

Ayushmann Khurrana told The Indian Express that Tahira had been discharged from the hospital and is now doing fine.

Tahira, who has helmed the short film Toffee, has recently turned director for her yet untitled film.

Updated Date: Sep 22, 2018 17:41 PM