Actress Sonali Bendre on Wednesday revealed that she has been diagnosed with “High-Grade Cancer” and undergoing treatment for it in New York. On her Instagram and Twitter handles. In her post, she mentioned how she did not see that coming and was still going to take it head-on.
Sonali Bendre said:
“Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, 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.” See Ms Bendre’s post, shared from New York. 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.
Apart from Hindi films, Sonali Bendre has featured in several regional films such as Kadhalar Dhinam and Kannodu Kanbathellam in Tamil, Shankar Dada MBBS in Telugu and Anahat in Marathi.
What is metastatic cancer?
When cancer cells break away from the primary spot where they were formed and spread to other parts through the lymph system or blood, it is known as metastatic cancer. The cancer cells form tumours in other parts of the body, which are known as metastatic tumours. However, both the primary and metastatic cancer are same in nature.
Often, a metastasis occurs in the stage IV (four) of many forms of cancer. Metastasis is a serious stage as it means that the cancer was strong enough to spread to other parts of the body.
Because the cancers may be similar in nature, doctors can often fail to locate the primary spot of cancer. Such a diagnosis is known as cancer of unknown primary origin or CUP.
This is a screenshot of the Instagram post from the actress Sonali Bendre where she reached out to her fans.
Right now, all we hope for the actress is a speedy recovery. She is in New York to seek treatment.