Wednesday 21 March 2018

Michael Douglas vows to beat cancer

Michael Douglas has vowed to beat cancer
Michael Douglas has vowed to beat cancer

Michael Douglas has vowed to beat cancer.

The 65-year-old Wall Street star said in an interview with People magazine that he expects to make a full recovery after a walnut-sized tumour was found on the base of his tongue in early August.

The actor is currently undergoing an eight-week course of radiation and chemotherapy in New York.

His doctors said there is no evidence that the cancer has spread.

"I'm treating this as a curable disease," he said. "It's a fight. I'll beat this."

Michael's wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, said the most difficult part of the ordeal has been seeing her husband fatigued "because Michael is never tired".

The Welsh actress, who has two children - Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7 - with Michael, said she was furious doctors didn't detect the tumour earlier.

Michael said he spent months seeking a cause for throat and ear pain.

"Without having to blame anybody ... these things sometimes just don't show up," he said.

Besides his medical battle, Michael is also facing a legal showdown. Lawyers representing the actor and his ex-wife Diandra Douglas are tangling over her claim that she's entitled to half his earnings from Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, the Wall Street sequel. Michael said the lawsuit "kind of came out of left field".

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