This article was published in HuffPost India on Aug 11 2015. Here is the link.
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A cancer survivor indeed is an extraordinary kind of human being, surviving through multiple tremendously agonizing events: the initial scare of possible diagnosis, the subsequent pain of certain diagnosis, the trauma of hospital visits and therapy conversations, the physical exhaustion from intense treatment regimens, the constant dangling of the ‘relapse sword’, and, well, the gargantuan mental toll of all that. It is this fighting spirit of patients and survivors that primarily fuels doctors’ diligence. They are awe-inspiring individuals, and, going back to the Anand conversation, one of Bollywood’s biggest failures has been its near-total ignorance of their existence.