‘Cancer does not mean that life has come to a full stop’

People have always dreaded the Big C, being diagnosed with cancer feel like the world around you is crumbling and. But, during this time it is essential to remain positive and resilient in the face of adversity. And that is exactly what this 54-year-old woman did when she was diagnosed with cancer


“People who have been diagnosed with cancer, feel like it’s the end of the world. They feel dejected and slip into depression. They lose hope toward  life. But, cancer doesn’t mean a full stop to the life. We should give a ‘comma’ after the word ‘cancer’ and start a life afresh,” says cancer survivor, Alka Bhujbal.

Alka Bhujbal, a 54-year-old, who hails from Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, has successfully battled against ovarian cancer. She never lost a hope and was determined to fight it out at any cost.

Alka has penned a book titled, ‘Comma’ describing her struggle, pain, ordeal and never say die spirit in her book. She has also given few tips to those, who are facing trauma due to cancer.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, cancer survivor Alka Bhujbal says, “I had no disease, and was regular in doing a medical check-up done every six months. But, one fine day, my life came to a standstill, when the doctor informed me that I am suffering with ovarian cancer.”

Explaining about the struggle, ordeal and the way she had fought with cancer, Alka said, “The day I had been diagnosed with cancer, for a moment I thought, my life is coming to an end. But, my family and friends stood by my side in all through these years. While undergoing chemotherapy, I was too frightened and nervous. But, Dr Rekha Dawar, came to my aid. When Dr Dawar told me, that I can overcome cancer, I had firmly decided, come what may, I will fight it out.”

‘Comma,’ a book penned by Alka, has been released on Friday, August 31 in Mumbai.

In conclusion, she said, “In order to overcome cancer, family support, and proper nutrition is extremely important. A large number of people give up hope after being diagnosing with cancer. I have gone through this ordeal, and now I don’t want people not to lose their hope. That is the reason why I have written this book.”