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If We Can You Can - Manisha Koirala and Yuvraj Singh

News Helpline | October, 02 2013

In a joint effort to raise awareness about cancer, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala and cricketer Yuvraj Singh on Tuesday evening pepped up millions of people affected with the ailment, asserting "if we can, you can".Rejecting the notion "cancer has no answer", both Koirala and Yuvraj Singh valiantly fought and overcame the life-threatening cancer.The Bollywood actress and the aggressive left-handed batsman spoke about the traumatic moment when they came to know of their affliction, followed by agonising and tough treatment process, but finally - the victory over cancer.Having gone through it all, both have decided to spread awareness about the disease."No matter at what stage the disease is detected, you have to pick up the pieces yourself and fight back. I tell people 'If Yuve can, you can',"said Yuvraj Singh during a lively interaction programme, Pratigya, Cancer Myths and Reality, organised at a five-star hotel here.Manisha, who dislikes the term "cancer survivor" as it sounds "meek", called herself a "cancer crusader"."A crusader has the attitude which gives you strength, because that is what you need when you are fighting a disease, which may be cancer or some other thing.""There is a stigma that cancer means death. No, it is not so. I know lot of people who got cancer, got treatment and are fine. Let us crusade against any kind of challenges," said the actress.Cancer patients, doctors, leading Bengali film stars, singers, fashion designers, sportsmen, socialites - in short, the creme de la creme of the city attended the programme that aimed to raise awareness about cancer.The audience listened to the duo in rapt attention, breaking out in spontaneous applause now and then.


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