MANILA – After the controversial revelations of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s health condition, actress Heart Evangelista believes that the Senator will overcome her lung cancer.
“Nalaman ko lang mga three days ago, tumawag ako sa kanya, nag-usap kami siguro mga one hour. Okay naman siya, parang wala naman siyang sakit. Normal siya talaga,” she said.
(I’ve learned about it three days ago. I called her and we talked for an hour. She looks okay; it seems that it’s painful. It’s very normal.)
“Feeling ko, she’ll be fine kasi the way she said it, or ewan ko… the way she said it na, ‘Don’t worry about me, no! I’ll take the medicine, I’ll be fine. Don’t worry,’ sabi niya. Hindi pa naman daw kumalat pa. Hindi pa naman daw siya nag-a-Apostle’s Creed, sabi niya,” she said.
(I have this feeling that she’ll be fine because the way she said it… ‘Don’t worry about me, no! I’ll take the medicine, I’ll be fine. Don’t worry,’ she said. She said it’s not yet spreading. She said she’s still not praying the Apostle’s Creed yet.)
Santiago earlier said that though she has a stage 4 cancer of the lungs, her condition is not metastic or not spreading.
She also added that her lungs have developed a very unique “genetic mutation” which makes it impermeable to cancer and “gives them energy to fight off the cancer nearby.”
Since Santiago does not smoke, the doctors are looking at the possibility of stress and pollution as among the things that have triggered her lung cancer.