Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan says he is suffering from ‘neuroendocrine tumour’

MUMBAI Bollywood and its fan were shocked at the disclosure of actor Irrfan Khan on Friday in Twitter that he has been suffering from ‘neuroendocrine tumour’, media reports said.

The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with ‘neuroendocrine tumour’, saying that although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had given him strength, the reports added.

The actor also clarified in the post that contrary to the rumours that were floating around, ‘NEURO’ is not always about the brain and that ‘googling’ is not always the easiest way to research.

Neuroendocrine tumour (often known as NET) is basically a condition in which there is an abnormal tissue growth in the hormone producing nervous cells (or neuroendocrine cells) of the body. Such tumours can develop commonly in the intestines, in the lungs, pancreas or anywhere else in the body. Whether or not the tumour is serious depends on if it is benign or malignant.