She took to twitter this week and shared some difficult news.
She revealed that she’d been diagnosed with first-stage breast cancer with a grade-3 tumour and within the week of her diagnosis has started treatment.
She urges women to research about breast cancer and stay updated on self-examinations.
Her own diagnosis was confirmed because she kept up with self-checks and immediately reached out to her General Physician when she felt a lump. This ended up being essential in her early-diagnosis.
She has taken this very seriously, as should everyone else. She goes into surgery today.
Even though she’s going through this terribly hard ordeal all too fast when the whole world is fighting a Pandemic, she finds it in her to still smile through it all.
A taboo surrounds breast cancer in the Asian (more specifically the desi) community. Women aren’t educated about their bodies and even if they feel something wrong they don’t go in to see a doctor.
Early detection of breast cancer can put your survival rate to 99%. It’s impeccably important for one to perform self-exams and go to the doctor when anything feels different.
Breast cancer kills millions of people every year. Yes you read it right – people, not just women. Breast cancer can affect BOTH men and women but is mostly affecting women worldwide. Pakistan has the highest rate of breast cancer in Asia.
Here’s a guide on how you can perform a self-examination for breast cancer yourself. It’s very important for women over the age of 40 to do a self-check regularly, even earlier if there’s a history of breast cancer in the family.
It takes a lot of courage to talk about something as serious as cancer on social media. It’s inspiring to see how Nadia Jamil has been handling the diagnosis and is taking this time to educate others. We send our love and prayers to Nadia Jamil, we hope come out of this experience stronger than ever.