Rakesh Roshan diagnosed with throat cancer

Hrithik Roshan revealed that father Rakesh Roshan had been diagnosed with an early stage of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) of the throat. “He is probably the strongest man I know. Got diagnosed with early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the throat a few weeks ago, but he is in full spirits today as he proceeds to battle it. As a family, we are fortunate and blessed to have a leader like him,” revealed Hrithik as his father is prepared to go in for surgery today. Squamous cell carcinoma is a kind of throat cancer wherein there is uncontrollable growth of abnormal squamous cells that line the throat.