Looking After a Cancer Patient? Manisha Koirala Tells You How to Deal With it

Looking After a Cancer Patient? Manisha Koirala Tells You How to Deal With it

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Looking After a Cancer Patient? Manisha Koirala Tells You How to Deal With it

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Manisha Koirala has spoken a lot about how you need to be sympathetic towards Cancer patients. Manisha, in a chat with Hindustan Times, described how it would hurt her whenever she used to hear the word 'Karma' or somebody telling her that she deserved to get the disease.

She also admitted how Lisa Ray, another fellow cancer survivor gave her valuable advice when battling the disease. "After being diagnosed with cancer, one is in a lot of fear and anxiety about the anticipated pain and the painful treatment. In such a situation, people are somewhat unaware that their (insensitive/hurtful) remarks can stay in the patient’s mind for a long time. The family and society’s support towards the patient are very important. There are so many things you say if you are uneducated, say like, pointing your finger at the patient and saying: ‘It could be your karma’ and all. Unfortunately, many people are driven by certain wrong notions, and it becomes extremely painful for the patient. You’re adding more misery to a person who is already sad and upset. Many times, in a family setup in our part of the world, people show concern by hovering around and giving unsolicited advice. I would really request them to refrain from doing that," said Manisha Koirala who is a cancer survivor herself and has made a comeback into Bollywood.

Talking about Lisa Ray and her advice, Manisha said that Lisa helped her understand the world around her and that people are always willing to help.
"After being diagnosed with cancer, one is in a lot of fear and anxiety about the anticipated pain and the painful treatment. In such a situation, people are somewhat unaware that their (insensitive/hurtful) remarks can stay in the patient’s mind for a long time. The family and society’s support towards the patient are very important. There are so many things you say if you are uneducated, say like, pointing your finger at the patient and saying: ‘It could be your karma’ and all. Unfortunately, many people are driven by certain wrong notions, and it becomes extremely painful for the patient. You’re adding more misery to a person who is already sad and upset. Many times, in a family setup in our part of the world, people show concern by hovering around and giving unsolicited advice. I would really request them to refrain from doing that," Manisha Koirala added.

Now that’s something to take note of!

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