The actor wanted to be on the ‘other side’ in the fight against the disease, although with 50-50 chances he took it head on. Despite the weakness, he went to the gym and other effects like hair loss were just little challenges for him. Labelling PET Scans as the scariest, fearing the results the actor had a hard time getting sleep. ‘I’ve done it’ was his reaction when his doctor signalled a thumbs up looking at the scan.
For better awareness, treatment and prevention Sanjay Dutt has pledged to use his reach as a celebrity and bring about the necessary changes. Now, having an oxygen level at an all time high 99% makes Sanjay Dutt the happiest as he speaks about it and his resolve to quit smoking and determination to steer clear through this storm makes him a champion.
Questioning the difference of gradation and pricing for medicines and treatment related resources, Sanjay urged to work as a team to make immunotherapy available for the needy and underprivileged. For ‘someone who needs it more than me’ drives him to team up with doctors and UN and as a team serve the purpose for fighters and survivors of this disease.
The actor is a face of the Cancer Awareness program under the Defeat-NCD Partnership at the UNITR. Through The Defeat-NCD Partnership to champion the work across 90 plus low resource countries and accelerate action towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3.4: to reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being by 2030.