Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with high grade cancer last year, said early detection and spreading awareness about the disease is essential. Last year in July, the actor was diagnosed with cancer and she underwent the treatment in New York. She returned to the city in December. Sonali said though the disease is scary, early diagnosis can make the treatment less painful.
At the fifth International Conference "CAHOCON 2019", organised by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisation (CAHO), Sonali Bendre said, "Early detection is most important. Right now the disease is less scary the treatment is actually more frightening and painful. If it were detected early, the cost of treatment would have been less. It would also have been a lesser painful treatment."
Sonalia post her diagnosis she got to know that some of her family members had cancer. "I wish I knew about it. I wouldn't have thought this would happen to me... I felt if this was so prevalent why did I not know about it," she said.
Sonali Bendre recalled a lot of people were shocked with her cancer diagnosis. "Lot of people said how could I get it as my lifestyle was so healthy. Even I was like 'Why I have got it?' Then I heard a lot of stories and realised anybody could get it." The actor said an open discussion on cancer is very essential to foster awareness on a wider level.