November 7 of every year is observed as the National Cancer Awareness Day. The Birth anniversary of Madame Curie, a scientist known for her efforts and contribution in the battle against cancer, the date was selected by Dr Harsh Vardhan, former Minister of Health, in September 2014. On National Cancer Awareness Day, actress Manisha Koirala opened up about her 'arduous journey of cancer treatment'. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. Manisha was declared cancer-free by 2015.
Manisha shared some pictures from her cancer treatment and penned words of motivation for all her fans. She wrote, "On this National Cancer Awareness Day, I want to wish everyone who is going through this arduous journey of cancer treatment, a lot of love and success. "I know the journey is tough, but you are tougher than that." I want to pay my respects to those who succumbed to it and celebrate it with those who conquered it. We need to spread the awareness on the disease and all the stories that are filled with hope need to be told and retold. Lets be kind to ourselves and to the world. I'd pray for everyones health and wellbeing. Thank you."
On the other hand, Madhuri Dixit and Dr Shriram Nene's younger son Ryan Nene did a special deed for cancer patients. Ryan donated his hair to the Cancer Society. Madhuri shared a video on Instagram and lauded her son for his efforts.
Sharing the video, she wrote, "NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES….. But mine did On the occasion of National Cancer Day, I would like to share something really special. Ryan felt heartbroken seeing several folks who were undergoing chemo for cancer. With everything they go through, they lose their hair. My son took a call of donating his hair to the Cancer Society. We as parents were thrilled with his decision. As per guidelines, it took him almost 2 years to grow the required length of hair. And this was the final step. Here we are today standing proud."