All About Metastatic Cancer and How To Be Strong Like Sonali Bendre

Last updated 10 Jul 2018 . 1 min read

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I am Capricorn so very balanced. I treat my highs and lows pretty much the same

- Sonali Bendre

We know her as a strong woman, the star of Superhit movies like Sarfarosh and Diljale. She is recently diagnosed with metastatic cancer.

This news came out via her Twitter and Instagram Handle -

Sonali Bendre’s Twitter Post

Sonali Bendre Twitter Cancer Post

Sonali Wrote

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. 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.

She Also mentioned about her treatment in New York

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. 

Sonali Bendre’s Instagram Post

Sonali Bendre Instagram Cancer Post

Sonali Bendre’s Film Career

Starting her Big Screen Career with Aag (1994) she did around 45 movies in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, and Kannada film industry.

At the very Advent of her Career, she won the Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year and Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer-Female.

Later on, she bagged several other awards for her roles in Movies and as Reality Show - Judge.

Also read: Best Rom-Com Movies.

Metastatic Cancer, its Symptoms, Treatment and Survival Rate?

The spread of cancer to a new part of the body is called Metastasis. Cancer cells break away from the original tumor and enter the bloodstream or lymph system, which carries them to other parts of the human body. The Stage II or Stage III Cancer is generally referred to as a the Metastatic Cancer.

The Metastatic Cancer has some common symptoms like - a headache, coughing, heavy breathing, dizziness and several other everyday irregular health signs. The easiest way to diagnose Cancer is to get a regular CBC (Complete Blood Count) done at an interval of every 6 months.

The People diagnosed with such Cancer have a generally 5 percent (Five-Year Survival rate).

Typically, such cancer requires a Systemic therapy. At times medications are given orally or injected into the bloodstream to reach cancer cells throughout the body, through processes such as Chemotherapy. Few other medical treatments include biological therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or a combination of these.

(Also Read, the Story of this brave woman who Came out of the Cancer Closet Bravely!)

Female Celebrities who Won the War against Cancer

#1. Lisa Ray

Lisa Ray Cancer survivor

Canadian-Indian Actress diagnosed with Blood Cancer in 2009, fully recovered in 2010 after a Full Stem Cell Replacement.

#2. Mumtaz

Mumtaz Cancer Survivor

The Bollywood Diva of 1960s was diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 26. She defeated Cancer after a 28-year long fight at the age of 54 with several Chemotherapies. She’s 70 now.

#3. Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala Cancer Survivor

She was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in 2012. After a tough fight and treatment in New York, she recovered from cancer. And recently acted as Nargis in Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic Sanju.

We wish for Sonali Bendre all the strength and support to fight and win against this tough phase of her life.

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