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Know All About The Cancer Sonali Bendre Is Struggling With – Metastatic Cancer

  • By Admin
  • 12 Jul 2018

Bollywood actress, Sonali Bendre shocked the entire nation on July 4th with her post on Twitter and Instagram that said she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer and is being treated for it in NewYork. And, just after the post, her fans, relatives and friends started wishing her good health and speedy recovery on Twitter. Here's everything about the deadly cancer that the actress is struggling with.

What is Metastatic Cancer?

Metastatic cancer is one of the most serious forms of cancer as it may spread from one part of the body to the other very easily. Metastasis generally develops when cancer cells break away from the tumor and start entering the blood stream of the lymphatic system. This happens because the cancer cells break away from the tumor and spread to other parts of the body. It is even known as ''high-grade cancer'' because of the aggressive biological symptom of the disease.

Symptoms of the Metastatic cancer

  • Uneasy breathing- When cancer spreads to the lungs
  • Dizziness and headache- When the cancer cells develop in the brain
  • Fractures- When cancer spreads to the bones
  • Jaundice- When cancer affects the liver

Some of the other symptoms that may be observed are- unhealed pain, difficulty in the movements, and problem in the vision.

Can Metastatic cancer be cured?

It cannot be cured in many of the cases, however, it can be slowed. It can be cured in some of the very rare cases. Unlike breast cancer that remains in the breasts, one cannot get rid of metastatic cancer that has spread to the other organs of the body. A patient can survive with it for months and years.

Treatment of the Metastatic Cancer

Its treatment depends on the origin of the cancer, where it is currently present and how it spreads. The treatment of this cancer includes Local therapy and systematic therapy. Local therapy means treatment for an area of the cancer, while the systematic therapy means chemotherapy along with the hormone therapy. In some of the cases, a combination of both the therapies can be carried out.

Do the alternative therapies work?

Right administration of the treatment is very essential in Metastatic cancer as it is usually in advanced/stage 4 cancer. There have been a few cases in the past when the alternative therapies like Ayurveda, Acupuncture or Homeopathy have proven to be effective. Never ignore a recurring pain in any part of your body and get it checked with your physician well before to avoid any serious complications further.