Michael Douglas: “The tumor is gone”

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Actor Michael Douglas has been battling cancer for some time now, and we’re happy to report he has won the battle.  In an interview with the Today Show (set to air Jan. 11) Douglas will sit down with Matt Lauer to reveal the good news.

Douglas is said to be  feeling “good” and”relieved” after his six-month fight with stage four throat cancer.

“The tumor is gone, but I have to check out on a monthly basis now to maintain… I think the odds are, with the tumour gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, I’ve got it beat… It’l take a couple of months of getting checked out.”

The Wall Street actor lost  32 pounds through the course of treatments, but he’s already started to work on putting the weight back on.  “I’ve put about 12 (pounds) back… I got another 20, 25 to go, ” said Douglas.
Douglas tells Lauer that his cancer battle gave him a new-found appreciation for  wife Catherine Zeta-Jones,   his kids and his friends, “All of a sudden the affection from my family, from my friends, and from my fans hit me at a much deeper level than I would have ever imagined before, and it gave me a really new appreciation of just how valuable, how precious good friends are and family.”There’s a much deeper feeling… You just really, really appreciate what’s important in life”. 

Michael Douglas – Douglas Wins Cancer Battle – Contactmusic News

Posted on January 11, 2011, in ENTERTAINMENT NEWS and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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