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Sonali Bendre diagnosed with metastatic cancer

Sonali's social-media posts sent shock waves through the Hindi film industry, with her colleagues wishing her a speedy recovery

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre suffering from high-grade cancer left her friends and fans shocked on Wednesday. Sonali announcing on social that she has been diagnosed with a ‘high-grade cancer’ that has metastasised.

Sonali’s social- posts sent shock waves through the Hindi industry, with her colleagues wishing her a speedy recovery.

The 43-year-old actress’s statement read, “Sometimes when you least expect it, throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with 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.

Metastatic cancer

Speaking of metastatic cancer, it is the kind of cancer which quickly spreads from the site of its origin to other parts of the body. The cancer is considered to be extremely serious because of its ability to spread to other parts of the body. In metastatic cancer, cancer spreads locally by moving to the nearby healthy tissues. In fact, cancer also spreads regionally to other organs, lymph nodes and tissues. For many types of cancer, metastatic cancer is known as stage four cancer. Metastasis is referred to the process in which cancer cells spread to other parts of the body.

On being observed under a microscope or being tested in other ways, metastatic cancer cells have features similar to that of primary cancer. It is not like the cells in the site of origin of cancer. This is how doctors are able to tell that cancer spread from another part of the body.

Metastatic cancer has the name as primary cancer. To help you understand better, metastatic cancer happens when  spreads to the lungs. This breast cancer is then referred to as metastatic breast cancer and not lung cancer. The treatment for this metastatic breast cancer will be the same as stage four breast cancer and not lung cancer.

At times, doctors are unable to tell where cancer started in people diagnosed with metastatic cancer. This type of cancer is termed as cancer of unknown primary origin.

We are yet to receive such details about Sonali Bendre’s metastatic cancer, where cancer has spread, how severe it is, etc.

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Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Siddharth Raghuvanshi
Editorial Assistant of Sirf News with experience in covering sports and entertainment for Navbharat Times and Network 18's IBN Lokmat

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