Robert De Niro is a Hollywood megastar and icon who needs no introduction. The "tough guy" from Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, Niro has made an iconic mark in the movie industry. But the Academy Award winner has faced some rough times over recent years. In 2003, De Niro was diagnosed with prostate cancer, at the age of 60. Fortunately, his condition was detected at an early state, mainly due to his regular checkups as a result of his proactive personal healthcare program. The actor proved to be a tough guy on and off-screen as he battled his cancer and went on to make a full recovery. After beating cancer in 2011, De Niro became a father for the sixth time, at the age of 68; his daughter was born via surrogate to him and his wife, Grace Hightower. Learn more about prostate cancer here. Prostate Cancer News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.