Cancer diagnosis in 2020
Hamsa Nandini, who took part in filming after the Covid lockdown, was diagnosed with grade 3 carcinoma in the month of July 2020. Her mother Yamini also battled breast cancer 18 years ago. Unfortunately she succumbed to the Pandemic. However, Hamsa Nandini stood bravely. He was mentally strong and took treatment.
Hamsa Nandini recalls how fear and anxiety gripped her after she was diagnosed with cancer. After a series of scans and tests, she bravely underwent surgery and the tumor was removed. He also bravely underwent 16 cycles of chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from spreading. She was diagnosed BRCA1 (hereditary breast cancer) positive when she thought the hard times were over. This means that she has about a 70 percent chance of getting breast cancer again in her lifetime. Last year she underwent an intensive invasive prophylactic surgery which was the only way to avoid this risk.
Fighting with a smile..
Hamsa Nandini, who did not want the cancer Pandemic to dictate her life’s destiny, fought hard treatment and challenging medicine with a smile. Hamsa Nandini said that she promised herself to see herself on screen again, to create awareness about cancer and tell her story to inspire them. It has been a year and a half since she was diagnosed with cancer.
To shine again on the silver screen..
Hamsa Nandini again entered the sets for the shooting of the film in November last year. Currently she has many projects in hand. She is looking forward to hitting the big screen soon. When asked about her experience of stepping on the sets after cancer treatment.. ‘I always feel lively in front of the camera. Getting on the sets gives great excitement. I am now stronger and more energetic than before,’ said Hamsa Nandini.
Cancer Foundation in Mother’s Name
Hamsa Nandini decided to educate others about early detection of cancer through self-checkups, regular mammography, genetic testing. She aims to make complete information about all aspects of breast cancer management and treatment easily accessible to people across the country. ‘By God’s grace I survived. During my chemotherapy I felt every moment was my last. I promised myself to see this society better than what I saw. As a part of it, I am happy to say that I am setting up the ‘Yamini Cancer Foundation’ in the name of my mother who passed away due to breast cancer,” revealed Hamsa Nandini.