Hollywood comedic actor Ben Stiller revealed yesterday that he battled prostate cancer two years ago. The 50-year-old star announced that he was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in June 2014 and following a robotic assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and was declared cancer-free in the following September. Stiller was interviewed on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday with his surgeon, Dr. Ted Schaeffer, who explained Stiller’s diagnosis.
The Zoolander star opened up about his health problems, writing a blog post on Medium titled “The Prostate Cancer Test That Saved My Life” where he shared his experience with the disease and his diagnosis.
A routine PSA test had shown that something was amiss and after further tests, prostate cancer was confirmed. Stiller has chosen to speak out about his experience in the hope that more men will get their PSA levels checked, and start routine screening at an earlier age.
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