Hollywood legend, Robert De Niro, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2003 following a routine PSA check-up. The Raging Bull actor was given a good prognosis because the cancer had been caught at an early stage and he went on to a full recovery a few months later. Find out about more celebrities who battled against prostate cancer. De Niro, who was 60 at the time, decided against going public about his treatment at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, opting to keep the matter private. However, it's believed that he reached out to fellow actor and Meet the Parents co-star Ben Stiller in 2014 for advice and to ask for the number of his physician. Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives. Read more. 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 another 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.