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Miles Ocampo reveals she is now cancer-free

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jan 12, 2024 2:58 pm

Miles Ocampo is now free of cancer!

The actress made the good news as she was interviewed by broadcaster Karen Davila on her YouTube channel. The topic came after Karen opened the discussion on Miles' battle with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma which she was diagnosed with in 2022.

"I'm cancer-free. But 'yun na nga maintenance for life. 'Yung meds ko, habambuhay na siya. And doon na ako naka-base, kumbaga 'yung weight ko rin. Doon na siya magba-base kung papayat o tataba," she said.

"Kasi every two months kailangan kong magpa-blood test para i-check kung i-adjust ba 'yung dosage," she continued.

Miles confessed that she became depressed after her illness started affecting her physical appearance, to the point that her weight reached up to 183 to 186 pounds.

"Ayoko talaga lumabas. Lahat ng damit ko walang magkasya. So depressing po, hanggang sa umabot na lang ako doon sa point na 'Ay napapagod na ako madepress dahil sa weight ko. Napapagod na akong isipin kung ano sasabihin ng ibang tao,'" she said.

"Tapos one day, okay na ako. Wala na akong pake kung ano ang sabihin niyo sa weight ko kasi alam ko naman kung ano ang totoo," she added.

Aside from this, thyroid cancer also caused her to experience many hardships that affected her work.

"Ang bilis kong mapagod. After work, uuwi na ako talaga, matutulog ako, tapos magigising ako ng madaling araw kasi para akong hindi makahinga. Para akong sinasakal," the local star said.

She continued, "'Yung doctor ko sinabi na ito ang situation ko na parang ayaw pa nilang sabihin 'yung cancer sa akin. It was malignant at ang laki na niya. Kung hindi ko po siya naagapan, posible talagang kumalat."

Despite being afraid of hospitals, Miles found the courage to steel her nerves and go through with the operation. 

"'Yung mga times na 'yon na parang it's so uncertain, hindi mo alam kung ano ang mga mangyayari, just trust Him. Trust Him, kapit ka lang sa Kanya, talk to Him," she highlighted.

The actress first opened up about her illness in an Instagram post in April last year, stressing to her followers the importance of prioritizing one's self.

According to Mayo Clinic, Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma is a common type of thyroid cancer that affects people of any age. Unlike the others, it tends to grow slowly and usually affects one lobe of the thyroid gland. 

In the Philippines, it is the seventh most common cancer.