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Hamsa Nandini pens a brave note after cancer diagnosis

Hamsa Nandini revealed that she was tested positive for BRCA1, a hereditary breast cancer

Published: 20th December 2021
A still of Hamsa Nandini

Telugu actor Hamsa Nandini penned a note to inform her fans and followers about her recent absence from the industry and other activities. She revealed that she was diagnosed with a Grade III Invasive Carcinoma (Breast Cancer). In a long note that she shared on her social media handles, she also thanked her fans for the constant love and support that she had received. 

She wrote, "No matter what life throws at me, no matter how unfair it may seem, I refuse to play the victim. I refuse to be ruled by fear, pessimism, and negativity. I refuse to quit. With courage and love, I will push forward. 4 months ago, I felt a tiny lump in my breast. That very moment I knew that my life was never going to be the same. 18 years ago I had lost my mom to a dreadful disease and I had since lived under its dark shadow. I was scared."

She then added, "Within a couple of hours, I was at a mammography clinic getting the lump checked out. I was asked to immediately meet up with a surgical oncologist who suggested that I needed a biopsy. The biopsy confirmed all my fears and I was diagnosed with a Grade III Invasive Carcinoma (Breast Cancer). After a plethora of scans and tests, I walked bravely into the Operation Theatre where my tumour was removed. At this point, the doctors confirmed that there was no spread and I was lucky to have caught it early. A silver lining."

She then explained that she had tested positive for  BRCA1. This is a Hereditary Breast Cancer. She explained, "This means that I have a genetic mutation that almost guarantees that I would have a 70% chance of another Breast Cancer and a 45% chance of Ovarian Cancer throughout my life. The only way to mitigate the risk is through some very extensive prophylactic surgeries which I need to undergo before I can claim Victory."

She revealed that she had undergone 9 rounds of chemotherapy and had 7 more left. Finally, she thanked her fans and wrote, "My inboxes are full with your messages enquiring about my absence. To you all, I would like to say a big thank you for your love and concern which has kept me going through this ordeal. I assure you that I am under the care of an exceptional team of doctors."

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