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PAN LINGLING: Never saw illness as shocking

Local actress Pan Lingling battled breast cancer in private last year, only to break the news to the public in March this year.

The 44-year-old mother of two, who is now cancer-free, even released photos of herself with little or no hair to the media during a press conference in April, where she talked about her illness.

Many shocked TNP readers sent their well-wishes and described her as a strong warrior on our Facebook page.

When told about her nomination, Pan said: "I am shocked that I am nominated for Shocker of the Year.

"I never thought it (the illness) as being too shocking."

She added: "I decided to come out and talk about it as I wanted to inspire and encourage people since I am cancer-free now.

"I've had chemotherapy patients coming up to me on the streets to share their stories, and I have given them some advice."

I am shocked that I am nominated for Shocker of the Year. I never thought it (the illness) as being too shocking.

- Pan Lingling