Written bySagar Malik ·
Tahira was invited to the talk show to speak about her battle with cancer, and how it continues to be a taboo in India.
Here's what Khan and Tahira said.
On September 22 last year, Tahira, who is married to actor Ayushmann Khurrana shared in an empowering online post, that she was detected with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) or Stage-0 cancer in her right breast.
Subsequently, she underwent partial preventive mastectomy for her condition.
Notably, Tahira and Ayushmann got married in 2008, and have two children, Virajveer and Varushka.
An opportunity to give competition to the Kardashians just went wasted! A week back I mentioned about ‘my badge of honour’ that I was going to receive. And I did and am happy to share about it with the intention of it being received with love. As that’s the only reason I am posting it. Love for self and gratitude for the universe. The picture might be disturbing for some, but these drains have become my dumbells for a few days. I was detected with DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) in my right breast with high grade malignant cells. Simply put stage 0 cancer/ pre-cancerous stage, with cancer cells multiplying in a contained area. The result I have become a half Indian version of Angelina Jolie (since only one breast was involved)! I told my doctor now is the time to give some competition to the Kardashians since Pamela is passé. But no one listened to me, so now I have a portion of my back tissue in my breast. Perhaps now I can do chin-ups with my breasts! Jokes apart, this obstacle has given me a new definition of life. Respect it’s unpredictability and have the faith and courage to be the hero of your own drama of life. The invincible human spirit is God like, gives you the courage to endure and the will to revive. There is nothing that human spirit can’t do. Also I want women of all ages to be aware. I am 35, and I was returned twice over from a mammogram. If any symptoms come up, think of it as a protective force and get yourselves examined. Also we are so obsessed with boobs. This mastectomy has left me with even more self love! Big, small, left or right inclined , gravity pulling or defying, or even none, each breast the presence or lack of it has a story to tell. Mine has made me a 2.0 version of myself! This post is dedicated to awareness, self love and resilience of a warrior that I know each one of us possesses❤️ #breastcancerawareness #selflove #determination #faith #bodhisattva #bodhisattvaoftheearth
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Speaking about the disease, Tahira said on the show, "The only reason of coming out is to give the message that early breast cancer detection should be on top of everyone's minds. Nobody should ignore the symptoms."
"The idea is not to instil fear but to encourage people to be mindful. This alone can change the mortality rate in India and world," she believes.
After listening to Tahira, Khan said, "I lost both my parents to cancer. I do not like to show off my problems but Tahira made me realize that it is okay to share."
"I feel it is necessary to remove the taboo that we need to hide our problems. Instead, come together with your family and figure out a solution," he summed.
Separately, Khan was last seen in Aanand L. Rai's Zero, also starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.
Since then, he has taken a break from films, and is yet to announce his next movie.
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