Calling on a cancer coach

In a room no larger than an ATM booth, with crutches stacked against the walls, 10 women shuffle about listlessly, waiting for a class to begin. Most have come from different parts of Maharashtra, some from states like Kerala and West Bengal. While there are some differences in their socioeconomic backgrounds, they are all united […]

Randhir Kapoor says brother Rishi Kapoor doing well after Neetu Kapoor’s post mentions cancer

When Rishi Kapoor announced that he is taking a break from work and travelling to the US for “some medical treatment”, it left his fans and colleagues worried and speculating about the actor’s health. Rishi even missed mother Krishna Raj Kapoor’s cremation in October. Soon, many reports started doings the rounds that he might be […]

Akshay Kumar met Sonali Bendre after her cancer diagnosis, wishes her best health

Sonali Bendre shared a heartbreaking news with fans and Bollywood colleagues on Wednesday morning. The actor tweeted that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, which has metastasised. She also said she is undergoing treatment in New York. “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed […]

Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer

Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. Investigators did not observe a significant association between red (unprocessed) meat […]

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, reveals she has stage 1 cancer in emotional post

Tahira Kashyap had previously undergone a preventive mastectomy. Writer-director and Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has revealed her breast cancer diagnosis on social media. “That’s what you do when it shows up,show it the way out! I believe if an obstacle comes your way it is for you to beat the sh*t out […]

#MenGetItToo: How men deal with the ordeal of having a loved one suffer from breast cancer

When 35-year-old author-filmmaker Tahira Kashyap shared a post-surgery image of herself – bespectacled, smiling and holding mastectomy drains (see picture below) – recovering from breast cancer, countless women wrote back. Many seemed scared to get a mammogram. Others shared concerns over losing their bras in front of technicians, or talking about it openly with their […]