Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi says it is important for people to undergo early cancer detection tests.
"While people are fairly aware about cancer as a disease, there is a dire need for people to undergo early cancer detection tests as a precautionary measure," Emraan said in a statement.
Emraan and wife Parveen Shahani's first child Ayaan, born in February 2010, was diagnosed with first stage cancer at the age of four in early 2014.
To help raise awareness about the disease and share their story, Emraan came out with a book titled "The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer" last year. It chronicles his career, family, the birth of his son, cancer and treatment thereafter.
The actor will attend the seminar "Every Life Matters - Ek Jeevan, Swasth Jeevan", an initiative undertaken by Lokmat Group and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, in Nagpur on Wednesday.
He feels detecting the disease early is the "key to cure".
On the work front, Emraan will be seen in Milan Luthria's action-thriller film "Baadshaho", which is set to release on September 1.