Sonali Bendre is diagnosed with Metastatic Cancer: Celebs pray for her speedy recovery
06-07-2018 | Posted By: Chhavi | 1902 View(s)
The news about the Sarfarosh actor Sonali Bendre suffering from metastatic cancer left the entire country in shock. Sonali Bendre took it to Twitter to express the state she is in. “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” Sonali Bendre tweeted. As soon as the tweet about her went viral, everyone started praying for her speedy recovery, and best wishes started pouring in for Sonali Bendre.
Sonali is right now undergoing a course of treatment in New York. Recently, Akshay Kumar visited her at the hospital, and she was showered with a lot of blessings from her industry friends like Vivek Oberoi, Farah Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, and others.
The shocking part is that in her tweet she mentioned that she didn’t see this coming. She revealed in her tweet that a niggling pain led to some tests, which led to the unexpected diagnosis. The fact that cancer didn’t show any symptoms has generated a lot of curiosity among people. Sonali has been diagnosed with metastatic cancer which spreads regionally to the distant area(s) of the body. But how can you identify metastatic cancer? Let us know everything about metastatic cancer.
What is Metastatic Cancer?
Metastasis refers to the continuous spread of cancer cells to new areas of the body (usually by way of the lymph system or bloodstream). Metastatic cancer is a type of cancer which spreads from the primary site of origin into a different area(s) of the body. For instance, breast cancer that spreads to the lung is called metastatic breast cancer, not lung cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is treated as stage IV breast cancer, not as lung cancer.
What are the Symptoms of Metastatic Cancer?
It is not easy to notice the symptoms of metastatic cancer because it doesn’t always cause any direct discomfort. The symptoms of this cancer may or may not show depending on the type of cancer and location and size of metastases.
However, you must take note of symptoms like:
• Vision problems
• Unhealed pain and fractures
• Jaundice or inflammation in the abdominal area
• Shortness of breath
• Difficulty in movement
If you notice any of these signs & symptoms, then you must immediately consult a doctor and get a health checkup done.
Where Can Metastatic Cancer Spread in the Body?
Metastatic cancer can spread to different parts of the body. The primary sites where metastatic cancer can spread are bladder, breast, uterus, thyroid, melanoma, pancreas, and ovary. It can also move on to bone, lung, liver, and brain.
How is Metastatic Cancer Treated?
The treatment for this cancer depends on several factors. Some of the major factors that affect the treatment are:
• Primary cancer and its spot
• The extent of the spread of that cancer
• Age of the patient
The treatment of this cancer includes a type of chemotherapy, which may be replaced by another type if it doesn’t help in the treatment of the patient. The patient may also be administered chemotherapy along with surgery.
Is there a Cure for Metastatic Cancer?
In the majority of the cases, there is no cure for metastatic cancer. In some cases, cancer may be cured, but in most of the cases, it can only be slowed but not cured completely. However, the patient may live for months and years with metastatic cancer.
Cancer is a deadly disease, and though the symptoms of the cancer are not obvious, however, doctors say that if anyone witnesses any of the following changes, they must get themselves screen for cancer. The ‘seven warning signs’ are unexplained weight loss, persistent cough, blood coming from the mouth, or in urine, change in bowel habits, difficulty swallowing, slow healing of wounds, and a growing inflammation.
If you notice any of these signs & symptoms, consult a doctor right away. Also, go for a health checkup on a regular basis to keep health conditions at bay.
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