Cancer patients from Assam staying in Assam Bhavan, Vashi for cancer treatment, flash victory sign as they prepare to leave for their native places in luxury buses, amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, in Navi Mumbai.

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Purnota Dutta Bahl is founder and CEO of Cuddles Foundation, Mumbai

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Former prime minister Manmohan Singh flags off nine Cancer Detection Units (Buses) from Kapurthala House, in New Delhi.

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Badminton World Champion PV Sindhu flanked by Ushalakshmi Breast Cancer Foundation Director Dr P Raghu Ram (L) and Telangana government Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan at the launch of a first-of-its-kind campaign that uses augmented reality to raise awareness about breast cancer in Hyderabad.

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BWF World Champion PV Sindhu at the launch of the first-of-its-kind campaign that uses augmented reality to raise awareness about breast cancer, in Hyderabad

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Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu with RJ Abhilash pose for photos with children affected by cancer, in Mumbai

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Indian cricketer and cancer survivor Yuvraj Singh with his mother Shabnam Singh meet cancer patients on their visit to the Western Command hospital’s Oncology ward on World Cancer Day, in Chandigarh.

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Bollywood actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala unveils a dream catcher to signify good health during an awareness campaign on World Cancer Day, in Bengaluru.

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When the emperor of maladies lays its dire finger upon anyone, it needs a reserve of inner steel and loving care to stare him down at his court. Irrfan, being treated in London, may have lost some weight, but not his good cheer. Sonali Bendre, who is in New York, has been parrying the adva­nces of ‘Big C’ with the adoring support of her cute son, Ranveer Behl. May victory be theirs.