What was Irrfan Khan suffering from? What is neuroendocrine cancer and colon infection. Saddest News today, India has lost a Great Son today. Irrfan Khan Succumbs To Rare Disease Neuroendocrine tumour. Actor Irrfan Khan who had been admitted to the ICU of a Mumbai hospital for a colon infection, died on Wednesday, aged 53. He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018.
What is neuroendocrine tumour?
For the uninitiated, neuroendocrine tumour, according to cancer.net, begins in the specialised cells of the body’s neuroendocrine system. NET’s can begin in any part of the body including lungs, gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas. These tumours grow in the cells that make hormones. Many fail to develop symptoms and hence discover later on in life.
A neuroendocrine tumour (NET) grows in the specialised cells of the neuroendocrine system, which comprises nerve ends and glands, of our body. The neuroendocrine system takes care of the production and release of hormones in our body.
Symptoms of neuroendocrine tumour
In many cases, people suffering from NET don’t show any symptoms but when symptoms occur, they can vary based on the location of the tumour. In some cases, the patients show symptoms like skin flushing or fluctuations of blood sugar level.
The common symptoms in NETs are stomach pain, changes in bowel habits, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and weight loss. The tumour can begin in body parts like the lung, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, and pancreas.
The actor’s health improved and he started the shoot for Angrezi Medium. But, a day ago he was admitted to the ICU with colon infection.
What is a colon infection?
Colon infection or inflammation of the colon is caused by various health issues. When a person has an infected colon they suffer from diarrhoea, fever, and their stool samples test positive for pathogens like salmonella, campylobacter, E,coli, etc.
If left untreated, the infection may or may not spread to other parts of the digestive tract.
Symptoms of colon infection
Some of the common symptoms of colon infection are diarrhoea with or without blood, abdominal pain and cramping, fever, urgency to have a bowel movement, nausea, bloating, weight loss and fatigue.
Actor Irrfan Khan fought the battle with cancer for two years and succumbed to colon infections today at the age of 54. Here is everything you need to about Irrfan health issues.