Before revealing in his tweet that he is diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour, Irrfan Khan had last week shared that he was suffering from a rare disease, spreading a wave of worry among his fans and several fraternity members. Some reports suggested that Irrfan was diagnosed with brain cancer. However, refuting it all, the actor stated, “As for the rumours that were floated, NEURO is not always about the brain and Googling is the easiest way to research. To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
Irrfan Khan has not yet clarified whether the Neuroendocrine Tumour he is suffering from is benign or malignant. A benign tumour is noncancerous and may not spread in the body. A malignant tumour on the other hand means that the swelling or the mass is cancerous and has the capacity to multiply uncontrollably, thus damaging various parts of the body.
What is Neuroendocrine Tumour?
Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs) are abnormal masses that grow in the Neuroendocrine Cells which produce hormones in our body. The tumour can also produce hormones leading to serious health symptoms. Most Neuroendocrine Tumour cases are mainly diagnosed in people who are 50 years and above. Different stages like 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Neuroendocrine Tumour denote the spread of the disease in the body, which Irrfan Khan has not yet revealed.