Ayushmann Khurrana keeps fast for cancer-stricken wife Tahira Kashyap

Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife Tahira Kashyap has been diagnosed with breast cancer and owing to her disease, she could not observe fast this year but Ayushmann kept fast for the long time of his wife.  

The ‘Badhaai Ho’ actor wrote Tahira's initial, 'T' written in Hindi with henna on his palm.

“T= Tahira,” he wrote on the post. “She can’t fast this time. But I will. For her good health and long life. #karwachauth,” he added.

On September 14th, Tahira was diagnosed with breast cancer. 

Tahira announced about her disease on Instagram. “I started feeling heavy in my right breast and silly enough, I was happy about it. I didn’t know what I had done right that the Gods became generous and my one breast decided to grow at the age of 35. But the same wasn’t happening to my left. I waited patiently for a couple of days, waiting for lightning to strike and the miracle to happen for the left one too. No such luck!” she wrote

“I had once heard that if you talk to your plants, they grow. Breasts are no different. They grow, become ripe and full and then droop. So, I had long monologue sessions in the bathroom, waiting patiently for my left breast to grow too, leaving me pretty disappointed. Before I could search the internet about how to grow the size of only one breast, I started getting a secretion. That did it! Sir Google could wait, she added.

Talking about how one test after the other led to cancer diagnosis, Tahira elaborated, “My husband took this even more seriously. So, we went to see the doctor, who is the best thing that happened to me in this entire ordeal. He recommended scans and tests, one after the other, that lead to me being detected with high grade DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma IN Situ). Simply put, cancerous malignant cells multiplying in a contained area. This is also called a precancerous or Stage 0 breast cancer.  In fact, the first time I was recommended the mammogram, the radiologist turned me away saying you are 35 and since there isn’t any family history of sorts, you don’t require this X ray. But my doctor’s wisdom prevailed, he insisted. The results threw him off too.”

Tahira in her concluding statement said that cancer is no one’s fault and it can happen to anyone. She wrote, “Another thing that I came to know through messages, posts and the doctors is that patients tend to go through the blame game. Of course, this isn’t my fault. No sir, no way. Cancer can happen to anyone, there isn’t any reason behind it. You don’t bring it onto yourself and there is no shame in exhibiting courage if you have. If at all, it enlightens others to not take life callously and deal with it without begrudging. Unconditional love and support from family and friends can really help those enduring this not-so-pleasant experience. And above all self-love.”