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Manisha Koirala suffers from cancer, to leave for US for treatment

Mumbai, Dec 2 (): Ailing actress Manisha Koirala will leave for the US shortly for further tests and treatment, a medical source said on Saturday. A reliable source has said: “Manisha has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and is undergoing treatment at Jaslok Hospital. Her family is by her side.”

Latest report says Manisha Koirala was recently spotted at the airport and the actress is apparently going to the US for further treatment.

The 42-year-old was unwell for the past few days. When she fell unconscious, she was immediately flown to Mumbai with her mother for further check-ups on Wednesday. She was admitted to Jaslok Hospital, where she underwent few check-ups and is doing fine, said a hospital source. Koirala is being treated by onco-surgeon Dr Suresh Advani.

Well-wishers and concerned friends were waiting for an update on her condition, but the spokesperson denied to reveal much on the exact nature of her ailment.

Krishnakant Dasyam, head of marketing and spokesperson for Jaslok hospital said the actress is responding very well to the treatment and has been referred for a few tests. He said unless the results are reviewed, the real nature of her illness cannot be known and commenting about her illness till then will be mere speculation.

Manisha was discharged from the hospital on Friday morning. Sources said that she has requested not to disclose anything about her health.

Her father, Prakash Koirala has told Nepal’s English daily that she will be operated on Monday. The cancer is in its preliminary stage, but they did not want to take any chance and her friends had also suggested that she should be taken to the US.

He added her health condition is normal and she was taking complete rest. Manisha’s mother Sushma and brother Siddhartha are attending to her, he added. And Prakash is about to join them in a few days.

The actress hails from a prominent family in Nepal. She made her debut with Saudagar in 1991 and recently made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns.