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Bollywood icon Irrfan Khan diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour

Actor Irrfan Khan has essayed roles in Hollywood films such as ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘The Amazing Spider Man’ and ‘Life of Pi’, and it’s all of these blockbusters that have brought him his much credited fame. Just recently, the renowned actor has been diagnosed with a tumour and has been reported to be travelling overseas for treatment.

Khan did not comment on whether the tumor was cancerous but dismissed Indian media accounts that had speculated he was suffering from brain cancer. Furthermore, he did not comment on where he would be seeking treatment or for how long.

“Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me have brought me to a place of hope,” he said in a message on Twitter.

Tumours that originate in the cells of the neuroendocrine system are rare. They can develop in the intestines or pancreas and may as well prove cancerous.

Earlier this month, Khan had sparked speculation with a revelation on Twitter that he was suffering from a rare disease.
“To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell,” he shed light on the micro-blogging platform on Friday.

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