Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most talented actors we have around. He has fought his way up navigating the tough waves of nepotism which always put him at a disadvantage. And yet Nawazuddin Siddiqui has emerged stronger.
But today we came to know that being tough is in the very blood of the Siddiquis.
The sister of Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui was just 18 when she was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer.
She did not give up and fought breast cancer with courage and determination and today she has turned 25 and is still fighting.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui himself narrated the inspiring story of his sister today and it is a story of hope and silent courage which must be retold!
According to an article “Global surveillance of trends in cancer survival 2000-14 (CONCORD-3)”, published in LANCET, there are differences in survival rates across countries. The study estimates 5-year survival for breast cancer as 88.2% in Canada, 68.78% in Thailand, 76.5 % in Poland and 66.1% in India.
However, the coverage of Population in the study is reported to vary from higher coverage in European Countries while it is reported to cover about 0.1 % of population in India. The cancer survival rate is generally believed to depend upon amongst others, stage at diagnosis, stage of initiation of treatment, type and site of cancer, correct and complete treatment.
Cancer can be diagnosed and treated at various levels in the Healthcare system.
According to “India against Cancer” an initiative conceived by a group of medical doctors and researchers at the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR), one woman dies of cervical cancer every 8 minutes in India. For every 2 women newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one woman dies of it in India.