Writer Tahira Kashyap has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer, on Saturday. She revealed that she was diagnosed with “stage 0” breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy procedure.

She took to Instagram and said: “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.”

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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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In the post, Tahira said that the diagnosis has given her a “new definition of life”.

Reiterating her ardent faith in God, she wrote, ” 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.”

She also urged women of all ages to be aware and take care of themselves well.  “I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as protective force and get yourselves examined. “, she wrote.

Ayushmann Khurana, her husband, said that Tahira is doing well and has been discharged after the surgery.

“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.” – Tahira Kashyap

“Today is the good day as she is discharged now. We got the shocker. I am glad the surgery happened and was successful. She is a fighter. The last four days I was in the hospital,” the actor told PTI.

Tahira and Ayushmann got married in 2011 before dating for more than 5 years. Tahira Kashyap is a writer and has penned a book titled ‘I Promise’.

They have a  six-year-old son Virajveer and a four-year-old daughter Varushka.

In July, Sonali Bendre had revealed on Twitter about her highgrade cancer that set off shock waves in the Bollywood industry. The news jolted her fans who are praying day and night for her speedy recovery. The 43-year-old actress is currently in New York and undergoing treatment.

Life throws you a curveball when you least expect it – Sonali Bendre

We hope these courageous ladies are able to fight the deadly disease and rise like a Phoenix from it.

Also: Take Your Health Seriously: Sonali Bendre’s Advice to Women

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