A few days ago, TV actress Mahima Chaudhary had told about her breast cancer through a social media post, after which now another Bollywood actress is reported to have breast cancer.
Surprisingly, Mahima Chaudhary not only kept herself a secret from her fans about having breast cancer, but she also did not tell her parents about it. However, now actor Anupam Kher has shared a video of actress Mahima Chaudhary on social media in which he talked to Mahima Chaudhary about her breast cancer treatment and battle. While saluting the spirit of Mahima Chaudhary, who is battling breast cancer, Anupam Kher also called her his hero.
According to Mahima, she did not show any symptoms of breast cancer in the beginning, she told that during the annual health checkup, she came to know that she has breast cancer. After which he started the treatment. After seeing the new look of Mahima Chaudhary, who is battling breast cancer, it is becoming difficult to recognize her.
Posting the video, Anupam Kher wrote, "The story of Mahima Chaudhry's courage and cancer: I called Mahima Chaudhry from America a month ago to play a very important role in my 525th film TheSignature. During our conversation, I got to know that she had breast cancer." The story is about giving hope to women all over the world. Mahima got emotional while telling the story of breast cancer.
Rapidly increasing cases of breast cancer in Indian women
The cases of breast cancer among women are increasing rapidly in India. According to data from the World Health Organization, in the year 2020, there were cases of breast cancer in about 2.3 million women. Increasing cases of breast cancer around the world are coming as a warning. Many people hesitate to talk about breast cancer, but now understanding also needs to talk openly on this subject.
What are the risks of breast cancer?
The main causes of breast cancer or any form of cancer are not yet known. However, the following are some of the factors that may be responsible for breast cancer:
- Age: Most cases of breast cancer are seen in women above 55.
- Gender: Most breast cancer occurs in women. Although it can happen to men as well, breast cancer in men is rare. Globally, the incidence of this cancer in women is very high.
- Genetic predisposition: Mutations in genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2 put you at increased risk of breast cancer.
- Early-onset of menstruation: Women who start having periods before the age of 12 are more likely to develop breast cancer.
- Becoming an older mother: Giving birth to your first child after the age of 35 can also be a risk factor for breast cancer.
- Hormone therapy: Estrogen and progesterone drugs taken after menopause may also increase the risk of breast cancer.
- Late menopause: Menopause under the age of 55 can also increase the risk of breast cancer.
Apart from these, there are other factors that can be responsible for breast cancer. Such as family history, poor lifestyle, unbalanced diet, excessive alcohol consumption, etc.
What is the prevention of breast cancer?
- Breast cancer can be avoided by controlling weight. Women in the age group of 30-35 years should keep their weight in balance.
- According to the Harvard Nurses Health Study, excessive alcohol or smoking consumption increases the risk of breast cancer. So keep away from them. If you are used to drinking alcohol then start controlling this habit slowly.
- Breast cancer can also be controlled by doing regular exercise or physical activity. Try to exercise at one time a day, ie morning or evening.
- Make yoga and meditation a priority in your lifestyle. Doing yoga and meditation reduces the risk of breast cancer.
- Keep your diet balanced too. Include more and more fruits and vegetables in your diet. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water daily to keep yourself hydrated.