Sonali Bendre suffering from Metastasis Cancer
Sonali Bendre, the 43-year-old actor and model, known for her work predominantly in Hindi films, like Sarfarosh, Hum Saath Saath Hain and Duplicate,also appeared in Telugu, Tamil, Marathi and Kannada films, recently admitted that she is suffering from a High Grade Cancer -Metastatic Cancer and the actress is currently undergoing treatment in New York and is supported by her friends and family.
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) July 4, 2018
She recently tweeted “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.”
The news is shocking and heartbreaking for the entire industry, as many people tweeted about her well-being and speedy recovery. Cancer Treatment Centers of America explains metastasis as, “the spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body (often by way of the lymph system or bloodstream). A metastatic cancer, or metastatic tumor, is one which has spread from the primary site of origin (where it started) into different area(s) of the body usually healthy local tissues.
Often, a metastasis occurs in the Stage 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. From Karan Johar to Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, many people tweeted on her support and said in what can be called one of the most difficult times of her life. Recently, the actress had stepped down from hosting a reality TV show ‘India’s Best Dramebaaz’ after the telecast of the first episode because of her treatment. She was judging the show along with Vivek Oberoi and Omung Kumar. Actress Huma Qureshi was reported to join the show in place of sonali.