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Posted at: Feb 5, 2019, 7:35 AM; last updated: Feb 5, 2019, 7:35 AM (IST)WORLD CANCER DAY

Survivors call for a positive attitude

Survivors call for a positive attitude
Needy patients and donors at the Sahayta Charitable Society in Sector 15, Chandigarh, on Monday. Tribune Photo: Pradeep Tewari

Sandeep Rana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 4

On World Cancer Day today, cancer survivors, called for keeping a positive attitude during treatment.

“I was shocked when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It is important to prepare yourself mentally. My cancer had reached the third stage. My daughter had questioned me if I will survive it, which was overwhelming,” shared Rashmi Bindra, a resident of Sector 15, who fought cancer for a year to finally recover.

A budding cricketer and Class VI drop-out, Vishal, who aspired to become Virat Kohli, was diagnosed with blood cancer. “We used to live in Kashmir where the doctors said I would not survive. Then I came to the PGI and after six months of treatment, I have recovered,” he said. However, he regrets he could not join a cricket academy here as they asked him for Rs 1,500 a month.

Ranjana Tulsi, who got diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, exhibited courage. “I kept a positive attitude. There was a dark phase, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. My family supported me and kept me in good humour and I recovered in 2001,” she shared.

Meanwhile, Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society gave Rs 10,000 each to 25 needy patients and their families.


Yuvraj interacts with cancer patients 

Chandigarh: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and his mother Shabnam Singh visited the Western Command Hospital’s oncology ward in Chandimandir on Monday and interacted with cancer patients. Senior hospital staff and medicare personnel were present on the occasion. In 2012, the cricketer had established a foundation in his name, Yuvraj Singh Foundation, a non-profit organisation, which functions in the healthcare sector with a focus on issues related to cancer and cancer awareness. 


"We used to live in Kashmir where doctors said I would not survive. Then I came to the PGI and after six months of treatment, I have been recovering. I cannot join a cricket academy as they charge Rs 1,500 a month.— Vishal 

"I kept a positive attitude. There was a dark phase, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. My family supported me and kept me in good humour."— Rajni Tulsi 

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