Over 150 cancer survivors along with their doctors celebrated National Cancer Survivors’ Day at Law Bhawan here today. The survivors and doctors from Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali including Dr Sachin Gupta, Dr Sunanadan Sharma, Dr Shaveta Gupta, Dr Gautam Goel Dr Ritesh Pruthi, Dr Pankaj Kumar and Dr Sajal Kakkar walked the ramp, and performed bhangra.Vivek Atray, motivational speaker was chief guest during this occasion.Sandeep Dogra, Senior Vice President and Zonal Head- Max Hospital , Punjab said “On National Cancer Survivors Day we have gathered here to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.” Addressing survivors, Dr Sachin Gupta, principal consultant-medical and hemato oncology said , “It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including India’s more than 14 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way.”
Nisha (name changed) , one of the jubilant survivors said that today is a celebration for those who have survived like me. The event is an inspiration for those recently diagnosed with disease to overcome it with grit.
Another cancer survivor, Pooja said, “The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it, I have learnt that when you feed your faith, your fears will starve to death. I am hugely indebted to the doctors and my family who stood by me through this tough time.”
“The important thing is not how many years there are in your life but how much life in your years. As they say, once you choose hope, anything’s possible, ” shared another survivor while dancing to the tunes of the bhangra.