Few days ago, actor Irrfan Khan announce that he is suffering from a rare disease. Earlier, the actor requested one and all to give him privacy for at least 10 days as he figures out exactly what is wrong with him.
As soon as the actor shared this news, rumours started doing the rounds that the actor has a brain cancer. It is also being said that the actor is hospitalized to Kokilaben hospital regarding this. However, the hospital officials have already refuted the rumours.
Well now, the actor finally opens up on his health and says that he is suffering from NeuroEndocrine Tumour.
The actor took to Twitter as promised to inform fans about his health condition post-diagnosis. In the tweet, the actor wrote, “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope. The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research ? To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
Wondering what is Neuroendocrine Tumour? Well, Neuroendocrine tumours are abnormal growths that begin in specialized cells called neuroendocrine cells. Neuroendocrine cells have traits similar to nerve cells and to hormone-producing cells. Neuroendocrine tumours are rare and can occur anywhere in the body. Most neuroendocrine tumours occur in the lungs, appendix, small intestine, rectum and pancreas. Neuroendocrine tumours can be noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours depend on the type of a tumour, its location, whether it produces excess hormones, how aggressive it is and whether it has spread to other parts of the body.
We wish Irrfan for speedy recovery!