Cancer had spread all over my abdomen, Sonali Bendre


Sonali Bendre bravely battled high-grade cancer and after undergoing treatment in the US, she is leading her usual life and also started to work. She graced the cover page of Harper’s Bazaar and Sonali looked stunning on the cover page.

In her interview with the magazine, the 44-year-old actress revealed that she was shattered after hearing about her condition but never thought that she will die.

She said, “So when my PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan showed up cancer had spread all over my abdomen, like fairy lights scattered all over, and when the doctor in New York said that there was about 30 per cent chance of it all going away, we were shattered.”

Although her condition was serious, she never thought that she will die. Adding more, she said, “But the thought of death didn’t come to me. I thought this was going to be a long struggle, but I never thought I’d die.”

Sonali Bendre said that her family and close friends were her support systems during the difficult phase.

"I have started listening to my body more attentively now. And it is a new normal, a new journey. I tell women who have gone through cancer that healing from it requires receiving care, receiving support, letting friends and family rally around us. It is time to receive," added Sonali.