On March 6, actor Irrfan Khan, known in the U.S. for films like Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire, and Jurassic World, announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare disease, though he did not disclose what the disease was.
On March 16, Khan released a prepared statement with more details, including his rare diagnosis.
It turns out Khan has a neuroendocrine tumor, a rare type of cancer that begins in parts of the body that produce and release hormones.
The actor's fans are reaching out in support:
The trickiest thing about neuroendocrine tumors is that, whether they're malignant or benign, they have the ability to produce their own hormones since they comprise hormone-producing cells. These extra hormones can cause sickness on top of any harm caused by the tumor itself.
In his statement, Khan said he was seeking treatment outside of his home country, but the show must go on.
We're wishing Irrfan a full recovery.
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