Popular Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Reveals Being Diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer, through Photo-sharing website Instagram. Actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she is being treated for it in New York.
On her Instagram and Twitter handles, Ms Bendre, 43, shared a lengthy note in which she said she’s “taking this battle head on” and thanked her family and friends for their support.
Ms Bendre also described the diagnosis as ‘unexpected’ and said she ‘didn’t see it coming.’ In her statement, Sonali Bendre said:
Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming… My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for.”
What is metastatic cancer?
Also known as high-grade cancer, it spreads to every body part from the primary tumor.
This happens when cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or via blood.
See Ms Bendre’s post, shared from New York.
Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them. There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.
Sonali Bendre’s colleagues such as Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh wished her well on Twitter:’
Godspeed ,love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/fvUOpD9ubW
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 4, 2018
Sonali Bendre is married to producer Goldie Behl. They have a 13-year-old son named Ranveer.
Sonali Bendre has featured in films like Sarfarosh with Aamir Khan, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, Duplicate and Kal Ho Naa Ho with Shah Rukh Khan and Hum Saath-Saath Hai with Salman Khan.
Lets also know more about what Metastatic Cancer is as well as precautions & treatment for the same..
While cancer is the dreadful ‘C’ word that terrifies patients and family members, it is important to know about it before it metastasizes. Here’s everything you must know about the deadly disease Bendre is fighting.
How metastatic cancer spreads?
Mostly, cancer cells that break off travel through the bloodstream. If the cells travel through the lymph system, they could end up in nearby lymph nodes (small, bean-sized collections of immune cells) or they could spread to other organs.
Why cancer cells spreads to certain body parts?
Most cancer cells that break free from the original tumour are carried in the blood or lymph system. Then they get trapped in the next “downstream” organ or set of lymph nodes. Once the cells are there, they can start to grow and form new tumours.
For example: breast cancer often spreads to underarm lymph nodes, but rarely to lymph nodes in the groin. Likewise, there are many cancers that commonly spread to the lungs.
Diagnosis and Treatment
Sometimes the metastatic tumours begin to grow when the cancer is first found and diagnosed. In some cases, a metastasis may be found before the original (primary) tumour is found. If a cancer has already spread to many places, it may be very hard to figure out where it started.
For example: a person with breast cancer that has spread to the bones is said to have a Stage 4 breast cancer with bone metastases.
What SSOHM suggests is calling your family or specialists doctor and start with the cure immediately.
Signs and symptoms
The ‘Sarforosh’ actress said in her Twitter post that she did not experience symptoms of the cancer. ‘A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis’, read her note.
Many cancers are not detected or do not cause symptoms until advanced stages, making it challenging to treat the condition. Symptoms of advanced stage cause multiple system complications.
However, if you experience pain, show it to a doctor immediately.