On 4 July, actor Sonali Bendre had revealed that she was suffering from a high-grade cancer that has metastasised. She said that it started with a niggling pain and further tests led to the diagnosis.
Bendre moved to New York for six months for treatment. After taking the treatment and recovering well, the actor is back in the country. She recently took to social media to thank her sister Rupa Ranadive, who moved with her to New York, to support her through the arduous journey.
What is High-Grade Cancer?
Oncologists use markers to define what stage a cancer is in. These stages range from Stage 1 to Stage 4, each stage defines how big the tumour is and how far it has spread.
According to NHS, grades are used to describe the appearance of cancer cells.
- A grade 1 cancer cell will look normal and won’t grow rapidly.
- A grade 2 cancer cell doesn’t resemble a normal cell and grow faster than a normal cell.
- A grade 3 or high grade cancer cell looks abnormal and may grow more aggressively.
What is Metastasis?
According to Cancer.net, metastasis is the medical term for cancer that spreads to a different part of the body from where it started.
It happens when cancer cells break away from the main tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymphatic system, that in turn carries fluid in the body. These cancer cells can travel and form new tumours in different parts of the body.
As of now, we don’t know what type of cancer Sonali Bendre has and what stage it is in. We wish her the best with her recovery.
Bendre’s posts have never been morose though—even in pain, she took time out to enjoy whatever way she could. We have seen her taking part in Priyanka Chopra’s bachelorette party in September this year and stepping out when friends came visiting.
We wish her a speedy recovery, Godspeed!
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