Actor Michael Douglas is hopeful about beating throat cancer

September 1, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News, Entertainment
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Actor Michael Douglas has eight weeks of radiation and chemotherapy treatments ahead of him in his battle against throat cancer. After announcing his cancer diagnosis only three weeks ago, Michael Douglas appeared on David Letterman’s “Late Show” show last night. The surprised Letterman couldn’t believe that Douglas had just wrapped up his first week of treatments because he looked so healthy. Letterman remarked, “You’ve never looked better to me, and this proves that you’re a tough guy, for God’s sakes,” which fired up the studio audience.

Michael Douglas is married to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and has spent the summer traveling with his family. With an estimated net worth of over $200 million and two young children, not to mention his beautiful wife, Michael Douglas has a lot to live for. The actor was diagnosed with stage-four cancer after a biopsy and says that his cancer is above the neck. With atleast an 80 percent chance of recovery, the 65-year-old actor remains hopeful.

When questioned about his personal habits, Douglas admitted to smoking and consuming alcohol. Both of these things can contribute to throat cancer, especially when combined, says the National Institutes of Health. This type of cancer is more prevalent among men.

Douglas has played in many films including Black Rain, Basic Instinct and Traffic to name three. He won an Oscar for best-actor in the 1987 film Wall Street and stars in the soon-to-be-released sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. At this point in his career, Michael Douglas is focusing on becoming a more “family oriented” actor. We wish him a speedy recovery!


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