Irrfan Khan reveals he is suffering from Neuroendocrine Tumour
Irrfan Khan had earlier revealed that he is suffering from a rare disease and will share details when there is a conclusive diagnosis.
This revealation about the disease was made by the 51 year old actor on twitter.
He stated that he and his family were jolted by the knowledge of his illness. He requested his fans and followers not to speculate about his health.
“Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease,” he said.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 5, 2018
Irrfan Khan further stated that he has never given up and has always fought for his choices.
“My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days, when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me”, Irrfan Khan wrote.
Irrfan Khan’s spokesperson thereafter released a statement in which it was stated that the actor has been diagnosed with a severe case of jaundice.
Vishal Bhardwaj, the noted director, who was scheduled to begin the shoot of his next, starring Irrfan and Deepika Padukone, postponed the filming of the project citing health concerns of his lead actors.
Now, Irrfan Khan has revealed that he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. The treatment is being given out of the country.
“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,” Irrfan said in a statement.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
“The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes,” he added.
The “Piku” actor also addressed the rumours surrounding his illness, saying neuro is not always about brain but thanked those who did not speculate about his health.
What happened to my favourite actor Irrfan Khan? He has been suffering from a 'rare disease'! What is the name of that rare disease?Why hide it?His wife requests everyone to 'pray' for him. Nothing fails like prayers. Irrfan needs good treatment. God can't help. Doctors can.
— taslima nasreen (@taslimanasreen) March 10, 2018
What is NeuroEndocrine tumour
♦ It is a condition in which hormonal cells and cells from the central nervous system become tumours
♦ Because an endocrine tumor develops from cells that produce hormones, the tumor can also produce hormones. This can cause serious illness.
♦ There are fewer than a million cases reported in India, which makes it a rare disease
♦ The stage at which the tumour is detected determines the outcome. Stage includes size of the tumour and where the tumour is in the body
♦ People between the age group of 40 and 60 are likely to get this tumour and it’s more commonly seen in men
♦ Symptoms include high blood pressure, headaches, anxiety attacks, fever, sweating, nausea, vomitting, clammy skin, rapid pulse, heart palpitations
Actor #IrrfanKhan has disclosed that he has "Neuroendocrine Tumor" and he is going abroad for treatment..
Praying for #IrfanKhan ‘s speedy and full recovery…
— Vijay Pandey (@vijayrpandey) March 16, 2018