Actor Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap marked Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday with emotional posts on social media. Bendre, who had announced that she was detected with “high-grade cancer” in 2018, had undergone an almost five-month-long treatment in New York.
Posting before and after treatment photos on her social media handles, Sonali wrote, “How time flies . . . today when I look back, I see strength, I see weakness but most importantly I see the will to not let the C word define how my life will be after it . . . You create the life you choose. The journey is what you make of it . . . so remember to take #OneDayAtATime and to #SwitchOnTheSunshine #CancerSurvivorsDay.”
Tahira Kashyap had also shared that she was detected with Stage 0 breast cancer in the same year, commemorating the day with a badass bare back photo featuring her cancer scar. She also wrote a powerful message asking people to wear their cancer scars with pride.
Tahira wrote, “Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you. Everyone has scars- whether you can see them or not. Wear yours with pride. #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay”.