Women's health

Breast cancer: “I am a stronger person today”

Simran Sethi from India shares her experiences after her breast cancer diagnosis and how self-realization and her family helped her.
4 min
Swati Prasad
Published on 11. Oktober 2021

Three women, three countries, three individual breast cancer stories. In the second part of this three-part series, Simran Sethi talks about her journey of self-realization after being diagnosed with cancer amid the pandemic. Simran (49) loves to shop, and she arranged to meet our journalist and photographer at the Dilli Haat market in Pitampura, north Delhi, on a hot and humid afternoon.

Simran Sethi stands against a wall at Dilli Haat market in Delhi, India, her favorite place to recharge power after her breast cancer diagnosis.

Simran’s life hasn’t got back to normal either — it’s been a particularly difficult year for her.

A delayed diagnosis

‘My life is over’

Simran Sethi stands pensively in Dilli Haat market: at first after her breast cancer diagnosis, she thought her life was over.

Counting her blessings

Simran Sethi sits on a wall and smiles confidently because she has learned how important it is to take care of yourself first, then others.

By Swati Prasad
Swati Prasad is a freelance journalist based in Delhi, writing on business, economy, technology and healthcare. She reports from India for several publications overseas and has worked as a correspondent and editor for The Economic Times, Business Standard, The Indian Express, and Business Today.