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Pamela Anderson and her battle with Hepatitis C

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Born in Canada in July, 1967, Pamela Anderson stormed into the modelling world with the title of “Playmate of the Year” for Playboy magazine.  Launching onto the worldwide stage with the immensely popular television series ‘Home Improvement’, Pamela Anderson was soon the one of the most sought after stars in the industry in the early 1990s. However it was the legendary show ‘Baywatch’ that got the world to stand up and take note of her.

Baywatch propelled Pamela Anderson’s career to a whole new stratosphere and got her recognition in the remotest corners of this planet. Riding the wave of success, Pamela Anderson ruled the tempestuous imaginations of millions around the world. Constantly in the news for a varied number of events and reasons including her marriage to Motley Crew drummer, Tommy Lee, she ventured into a new successful television program called ‘VIP’. Delivering unforgettable one liners like “Don’t call me babe” in Barb Wire, Pamela Anderson soon defined entertainment taking on the roles of an actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, author, activist, and show girl.

In the year 2002 reports showed that she had contracted the Hepatitis C virus. She stated that sharing a tattoo needle with her husband  – who was infected with Hepatitis  – caused her to get the infection.

Hepatitis C is a virus that affects nearly 300 million across the globe. It essentially causes the liver to become chronically infected, scarring it permanently. In the worst cases, Hepatitis C can cause liver failure, or even become liver cancer.

Pamela Anderson underwent treatment at the UCLA Medical Centre and slowly but steadily started to show improvement in her overall health. The initial reports seemed quite disappointing and indicated that Pamela Anderson had no more than 15 years to live. However in 2008, after completing a full check up, her doctor confirmed that the results showed that her liver was in good shape and she was healthier than before. Defying the odds, Pamela Anderson is not only a poster girl for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), but has also managed to become the face of a survivor who is battling the Hepatitis C virus with great determination.

Fans around the world are hopeful of her recovery and knowing the feisty ferociousness of Pamela Anderson, it would take more than Hepatitis C to bring her down.

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