Writer Tahira Kashyap Khurana talks about what needs to change in the attitude of people fighting cancer.
Ever since 2018, Tahira Kashyap Khurana has been sharing with the world the diagnosis of DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma in Syndrome) with high-grade malignant cells in her right breast, and her battle with the dreaded C-word has certainly inspired many. She then underwent mastitis surgery.
The 39-year-old, on the eve of World Cancer Day on February 4, says many cancer fighters said they were inspired by the way cancer is not allowed. “Yes, it motivates me on many levels. Not every day is a good day, I agree. But, those days will definitely get better when the struggle is shared with accidental people. If I had been strong for people, it would have worked the other way around. I get a lot of strength from them, it’s mutual, ”says Khurana.
He accepted the scars left by his battle with cancer and used it to empower people on social media. Sharing a bare back picture with a big scar after his surgery in 2019, he said, “… I truly embrace all my scars because of my honor badges. Nothing seems right. Glad to have you accepted. ”To this day, her desire for something to change remains the same.
“Do not tarnish it, and remove the barriers surrounding exercise, such as getting a doctor to do a physical exam or having a mammogram. Self-examination is also important. I want to spread awareness about early breast cancer diagnosis, which is not only treatable, it is curable,” the author emphasizes.
She admits that she decided not to look at cancer as something that has no meaning in life. Also, sharing what gave her strength, so that it does not come to her mentally, she continues, “It is worth taking any philosophy that will empower you and help you achieve your highest potential regardless of circumstances! For me, Nietzsche’s Buddhism made me believe that challenges will come to transform you into the best version of you.