In a shocking turn of events, Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, 43, has revealed that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized. She took to Instagram and posted this picture along with a lengthy caption, but in short, she revealed that she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer, or is at stage IV cancer, and is determined to go through anything to cure it.
It all started when she faced some continued pain, and when she consulted a doctor, it was diagnosed at stage IV.
Reports say that she is flying for New York today for her treatment. After her statement, many of Sonali’s Bollywood colleagues wished her speedy recovery. Actor Akshay Kumar said that after hearing of her ill health, he met her in New York. He added “I know that Sonali is a fighter. May God help bring her back in the best of health!” Karan Johar was among the first to comment, “Godspeed, love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!”
Neelam Soni commented, “You are the strongest girl I know. My superwoman.” Manish Malhotra also commented on her Instagram post and wrote, “Wishes and strength and love with you Sonali.”
But what is metastatic cancer?
Metastasis cancer is cancer that spreads to a different part of the body from where it started. When this happens, doctors say the cancer has “metastasized.” Other names for metastasis are “metastatic cancer” and “stage 4 cancer” and “high grade cancer”.
Sometimes, it is even so hard to diagnose that the region where it started can’t be found.
We wish that Sonali gets well soon and is back to her own self really soon. We wish you strength to face all the challenges that come in your way. And to the readers, don’t ignore any kind of pain which has continued for 2-3 days, consult a doctor immediately and don’t be afraid.
By: Garima Batra