Em­raan’s all for can­cer aware­ness

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Kavita Awaasthi kavita. awaasthi@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

Last year, ac­tor Em­raan Hashmi’s son, Ayaan, was di­ag­nosed with can­cer. Due to the timely treat­ment, the four-year-old has re­cov­ered and is healthy to­day. Em­raan now wants to do his bit for the so­ci­ety by cre­at­ing aware­ness about can­cer. The 36-year-old Bol­ly­wood ac­tor plans to set up sev­eral can­cer de­tec­tion camps in and around Mum­bai. He is work­ing on this ini­tia­tive with doc­tors who treated his son. He also aims to get an NGO on board.

A source says, “Em­raan is also writ­ing a book about cop­ing with a loved one’s bat­tle against can­cer. The de­ci­sion to set up th­ese de­tec­tion cen­tres is an­other step in the same di­rec­tion, to cre­ate aware­ness and ed­u­cate peo­ple about can­cer. He wants to help peo­ple un­der­stand the signs, and wants to urge them to get tested at the ear­li­est to avoid com­pli­ca­tions in the treat­ment later.”

“Em­raan and his team are in talks with an NGO to widen the scope of this ini­tia­tive. Th­ese cen­tres will also guide peo­ple on the mone­tary as­pect of the treat­ment,” adds the source.

De­spite sev­eral at­tempts, the ac­tor re­mained un­avail­able for a com­ment.

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