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World Cancer Day 2019: Sonali Bendre shares new post on cancer; her message is REALLY motivating

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On World Cancer Day, Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre took to her Instagram account and stitched a few beautiful words on cancer to inspire everyone who is suffering from the disease. Read the post here!

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New Delhi Published on: February 04, 2019 14:52 IST
World Cancer Day 2019: Sonali Bendre shares new post on cancer; her message is REALLY motivating

World Cancer Day 2019: Sonali Bendre shares new post on cancer; her message is REALLY motivating

Every year World Cancer Day is observed on 4th of February across the globe. This dedicated day makes sure to foster awareness against the disease among people. As defined by worldcancerday.org "World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way."

Speaking of the theme of this year's World Cancer Day is #IAmAndIWill meaning whoever you are, you have the power to reduce the impact of cancer for yourself, the people you love and for the world. It’s time to make a personal commitment.

The positivity behind this year's cancer campaign reminds us of Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre who was a metastatic cancer patient. The geeky book lover is irrefutably brave and positive towards her health. Today, on World Cancer Day, Sonali Bendre took to her Instagram account and stitched a few beautiful words together to inspire everyone who is going through the same situation. She wrote, "World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band-aid and help us deal with this disease."

The 44-year-old actress admitted that she scared the disease as well. She further added to her post, "I was scared too, but soon realised that burying my head in the sand was not the way to deal with this."

Well, acceptance and admitting what you are going through is really important but dealing it with so much positivity is what Sonali taught us through her recent post on cancer disease. The actress further said, "And so… with the little experience, I have had, I urge you all to take the time to understand it. There's more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor. It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment. It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today. It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It's taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #WorldCancerDay"

Read Sonali Bendre's recent post on World Cancer Day here:

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World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band aid and help us deal with this disease. I was scared too, but soon realised that burying my head in the sand was not the way to deal with this. And so… with the little experience I have had, I urge you all to take the time to understand it. There's more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor. It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment. It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today. It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It's taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #WorldCancerDay

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Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with metastatic cancer last year. Since then, the actress was living in New York for her treatment. Now, after beating her cancer successfully, Sonali came back home in February this year.

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