Tollywood actress Ms. Hamsa Nandini has been diagnosed with breast cancer. On the 19th of December, Sunday, the actress opened up about her journey and the pain she endured.
In an open letter, Ms. Hamsa Nandini said, “No matter what life throws at me, no matter how unfair it may seem, I refuse to play the victim. I refuse to be ruled by fear, pessimism, and negativity. I refuse to quit. With courage and love, I will push forward. 4 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. 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.) After a plethora of scans and tests, I walked bravely into the Operation Theatre where my tumour was removed. At this point, the doctors confirmed that there was no spread and I was lucky to have caught it early. A silver lining.”
Explaining her situation in detail, Ms. Hamsa Nandini said she tested positive for BRCA1 (Hereditary Breast Cancer,) which is a genetic mutation that almost guarantees to have a 70% chance of another Breast Cancer and a 45% chance of Ovarian Cancer.
Notably, the actress revealed that since the diagnosis, she has already undergone 9 cycles of Chemotherapy with 7 more to go.
In her letter, the actress showed positivity and cheered herself up saying, “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.
I will Consciously Celebrate Life & all it has to offer.”
Concluding her heartfelt letter, the actress extended gratitude towards her fans, assuring them her health condition is under supervision of experts. She said, “My inboxes are full with your messages enquiring about my absence. To you all, I would like to say a big thank you for your love and concern which has kept me going through this ordeal. I assure you that I am under the care of an exceptional team of doctors. This along with the unbridled support of my Family, Friends, and the Film Fraternity, I’m putting up a spirited fight with a dense dose of Positivity and Gratitude.
Tollywood celebrities and fans started tweeting get well soon messages with #HamsaNandini on Twitter.
The actress has worked in movies like Khiladi Premakatha (2005,) Mohini (2006,) Corporate Bollywood (2006,) Anumanaspadam (2007,) Gita (2008) and many other movies.
Her last release was a Telugu movie Pantham in 2019.
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