In an official statement to the media, the actress said she is currently undergoing treatment in New York.
Actress Sonali Bendre Behl suffering from high grade cancer
Mumbai - 04 Jul 2018 12:43 IST
Updated : 20:32 IST
Actress Sonali Bendre Behl has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. The actress revealed this in an official statement. High-grade cancer cells tend to grow and spread faster than low-grade cancer cells.
“Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball," Bendre Behl said in the statement. "I have recently been diagnosed with a high-grade cancer that has metastised, 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.”
Bendre Behl is undergoing treatment in New York and said she is determined to fight the disease. “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," she said in her statement.
"We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way," she continued. "What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I have received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful.”
She ended the note with “I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.”
The actress's revelation comes only months after actor Irrfan Khan announced that he had been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. Khan is being treated in London.