#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about it

Sonali Bendre has shared a new picture on Instagram, marking her return to work after an extended break, during which she was receiving treatment for cancer. Bendre returns to the sets after a long sabbatical and says its a surreal feeling to be back, and that she has a stronger sense of purpose now

#WorldCancerDay: Sonali Bendre shares inspirational post to raise awareness about the disease

Sonali Bendre Behl has resumed work after undergoing treatment for a high grade cancer for about five months in New York.

Last July, Sonali had revealed that she had been diagnosed with a high grade cancer. The actor returned home in December 2018.

On Monday, February 04, 2019, Sonali took to Instagram to share a positive post about how she overcame and conquered cancer. She spoke about the importance of speaking about cancer and confronting head on, instead of hiding from it.

She also stated that one must study the disease and find out what treatment will suit them the best.

She captioned her Instagram pic, stating, “World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band aid and help us deal with this disease. I was scared too, but soon realised that burying my head in the sand was not the way to deal with this.”

Bendre added, “And so… with the little experience I have had, I urge you all to take the time to understand it. There’s more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor. It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment.”

She further said, “It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today. It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It’s taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #WorldCancerDay.”


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World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band aid and help us deal with this disease. I was scared too, but soon realised that burying my head in the sand was not the way to deal with this. And so… with the little experience I have had, I urge you all to take the time to understand it. There’s more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor. It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment. It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today. It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It’s taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #WorldCancerDay

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Sonali returned to India after several months in New York City in December. During her time in New York City, she’d kept her fans updated about her health with regular posts.

Some of them were personal confessions about her conflicted emotions, while others were about the support she received from husband Goldie Behl, son Ranveer, and her friends.