Chhavi Mittal, a television actress who gained immense popularity from daily soaps like Ghar Ki Laxmi Betiyaan and Bandini got diagnosed with breast cancer.
Since receiving a cancer diagnosis, she has continued to inspire her numerous fans through her Instagram posts. The actress recently underwent cancer removal surgery for the same reason and has now released a few photographs that will undoubtedly make every other netizen empowered. In her most recent post, Chhavi was seen wearing a white bikini while swimming during her Dubai vacation.
She was seen embracing the scar from her cancer operation. In the post’s caption, Chhavi said,
“This is what I earned his year. A new life. A better one. A stronger one.#breastcancersurvivor #2022 #rewind #yearinreview #happy2023 #2023.”
However, her photos didn’t sit well with some social media users and they started mocking her and insensitively discussing her breasts in the comment section.
But, as we all know, Chhavi is a fighter, and she gave a fitting reply to these trolls
TV star Chhavi Mittal tweeted screenshots of a number of ‘insensitive’ remarks made on her swimsuit photos on Monday. She also wrote a lengthy statement in which she said that the commentators on her posts treat her breasts like a commodity.
“Yes. This insensitivity still happens. I recently posted some vacation pics/reels from a beach and this comment got my attention. My breasts are being discussed here like a commodity. May I begin by saying that I am a breast cancer survivor and have fought very hard to keep this organ alive and well?”
She also reacted to the comments that stated that celebrities are accustomed to hearing such remarks. she wrote,
“Well, celebs are humans too. They have emotions like normal humans. They get cancer like normal humans. They survive or succumb like normal humans. So no. NOBODY is “used to” such insensitive remarks about the biggest fight for survival that one fights which has physical as well as emotional repercussions lasting a lifetime.”
Chhavi also explained the various kinds of procedures that are performed after a cancer diagnosis. She also said that she underwent restoration surgery to restore the appearance of her breasts. She wrote,
“But to help women understand how a BC surgery goes… there’s a lumpectomy (I had it) where they just remove the lump (not the whole breast). There’s mastectomy, where the whole breast is taken out due to the spread of cancer. This happens in advanced stages. (May I also put in a gentle reminder here to get yourself checked timely to avoid this). And there’s reconstruction. I had a reconstruction surgery too to make the breasts look the way they were earlier. This was done by cutting a piece of my latissimus dorsi muscle and creating a mini flap. Silicones may be opted for in case of a mastectomy. And no, I did not need silicones.”
The actress concluded by thanking everyone who supported her in the face of these remarks. She stated,
“I’d like to reiterate that surviving cancer has been a life-changing experience for me. This is a new life that I’m living and it’s not the same as the previous one. It’s been 7 months and I still have emotional days where I cry about the discomfort that I am subjected to daily for no fault of mine. But I get by, coz it’s an honor to own a body that has survived all this and continues to be a beautiful day in and day out. Here’s to ALL CANCER SURVIVORS! #breastcancersurvivor. Also, a BIG THANKS to the people who stood up for me against such comments. I can’t tell u how much I appreciate it. Love and peace.”
After a six-hour procedure, Chhavi claimed in April that she was cancer-free. She later posted a series of photos in a white bikini on social media where she is seen adoring her scars. While the actress discusses it to inform people around the country, she frequently gets some inappropriate responses on social media, which she sometimes takes very seriously.
Chhavi Mittal revealed why she shares her journey
Speaking about why she shares her journey, she told,
“The reason why I share my recovery journey is that when I got cancer, everybody told me about the treatment. Nobody told me about life after cancer. I had the maximum number of questions for my doctors about life after cancer. How will my life be after cancer?”
“It was very important for me to know that. Hence, I share my recovery journey with everybody because people should also know that life after cancer is normal. It can be as normal as you want it to be.”
In response to the widespread belief that cancer is a terrifying disease, Chhavi said that not all cancers are scary.