Did you know that, after the very talented after Irrfan Khan, it is the Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre who has been diagnosed with cancer. Sonali took to Twitter to say this:
WHAT IS METASTASIS?
Metastasis is 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 tumour, is one which has spread from the primary site of origin (where it started) into different area(s) of the body. Tumours formed from cells that have spread are called secondary tumors. The cancer may have spread to areas near the primary site (regional metastasis), or to parts of the body that are farther away (distant metastasis).
The common areas of spreading of cancer or metastasis are the liver, lungs, lymph nodes and bones.
WHEN IS CANCER CLASSIFIED AS METASTATIC?
Cancer is classified as advanced when it has spread from the primary site to other parts of the body.
Locally advanced cancer: This is when the cancer has spread to only nearby tissues or lymph nodes.
Metastatic cancer: When the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, it is classified as metastatic cancer.
HOW IS METASTATIC CANCE TREATED?
The aim of the treatment of metastatic cancer is to slow the growth or spread of cancer. The treatment in such cases depends on where the cancer started, what is its type, the location and size of the metastases and several other factors.
Usually, treatment of metastatic cancer comprises systematic therapy, or chemotherapy or hormone therapy, i.e., medications given by mouth or injected into the bloodstream to reach cancer cells throughout the body. Biological therapy, radiation therapy, surgery or a combination of these are among the other treatments of metastatic cancer. Palliative treatments are also used to reduce or control the side-effects of cancer treatments.
Sonali Bendre is married to producer Goldie Behl. They have a 13-year-old son named Ranveer.
She 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, 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. Sonali was last seen in a cameo role in Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) while her last full-fledged role was opposite Chiranjeevi in Shankar Dada MBBS.
WHAT IS IT IN INDIA BOUT LATE DETECTION OF CANCER? I KNOW OF 11 CASES PERSONALLY, AND ONLY TWO SURVIVED. IS EVERYTHING ALL RIGHT WITH THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM IN OUR COUNTRY OR HAS IT ALSO ROTTED LIKE MANY OTHER THINGS THAT AFFECT OUR DAY-TO-DAY LIVES.
Though I am not a big fan of her acting, I pray that Sonali recovers quickly.