Updated: December 20, 2021 1:18:28 pm
Telugu actor Hamsa Nandini has opened up about her fight against breast cancer. “Four months ago, I felt a tiny lump in my breast. That very moment I knew that my life was never going to be the same. 18 years ago I had lost my mom to a dreadful disease and I had since lived under its dark shadow. I was scared,” she wrote on her Instagram page.
Nandini wasted no time in getting her condition checked. “Within a couple of hours, I was at a mammography clinic getting the lump checked out. I was asked to immediately meet up with a surgical oncologist who suggested that I needed a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed all my fears and I was diagnosed with a Grade III Invasive Carcinoma (Breast Cancer),” she said.
After removing cancer in a successful operation, she was not completely out of the woods. “The relief was short-lived as I tested positive for BRCA1 (Hereditary Breast Cancer). This means that I have a genetic mutation that almost guarantees that I would have a 70% chance of another Breast Cancer and a 45% chance of Ovarian Cancer throughout my life. The only way to mitigate the risk is through some very extensive prophylactic surgeries which I need to undergo before I can claim Victory,” she added.
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She is undergoing treatment for the same now. She has already completed nine cycles of chemotherapy and she will undergo seven more cycles. “I have made myself a few promises:- I will NOT let this disease Define My Life and that I will fight it with a Smile and Win. I will get back on screen Better & Stronger. I will tell my story so that I can help Educate & Inspire others. And, I will Consciously Celebrate Life & all it has to offer,” she noted.
Nandini is known for her films such as Mirchi, Legend, Rudramadevi, Soggade Chinni Nayana among others.
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