Renowned social media personality and model, Poonam Pandey, who recently appeared on the reality show ‘Lock Upp’, has tragically passed away at the age of 32 after bravely battling cervical cancer, as confirmed by her manager, Nikita Sharma. With a staggering following of over a billion on Instagram, Poonam Pandey gained widespread recognition during the 2011 Cricket World Cup, where she pledged to strip if India emerged victorious in the final.
In a statement, Nikita Sharma expressed the profound sorrow of losing the beloved actress and emphasized the need for increased awareness and preventive measures against diseases like cervical cancer. The model’s team also shared the heartbreaking news on her official Instagram page, urging privacy during this difficult time.
Poonam Pandey‘s popularity soared over the years, fueled by controversial statements and bold videos. Her notable appearance on the Kangana Ranaut-led reality show ‘Lock Upp’ in 2022 garnered significant attention, showcasing her versatility beyond social media. Pandey, who had also ventured into acting, leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness, with fans remembering her for the joy she brought to their lives.
Know About Cervical Cancer
Cervical cancer originates from the growth of abnormal cells in the cervix, the lower part of the uterus connecting to the vagina.
The primary cause of most cervical cancers is the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common infection transmitted through sexual contact. Typically, the body’s immune system prevents HPV from causing harm, but in a small percentage of individuals, the virus persists for extended periods, contributing to the transformation of cervical cells into cancerous ones.
Reducing the risk of cervical cancer involves regular screening tests and receiving an HPV vaccine for protection against infection.
In cases where cervical cancer is detected, surgery is often the initial treatment to remove the cancerous cells. Additional treatment options may include medications to eliminate cancer cells, such as chemotherapy and targeted therapy.
Radiation therapy, utilizing powerful energy beams, is also a viable option. In some instances, a combination of radiation and low-dose chemotherapy may be employed for effective treatment. Regular screenings and preventive measures play a crucial role in minimizing the incidence of cervical cancer.