Michael Douglas Cancer Battle

Michael Douglas Breaks Silence on How He’s Doing: It’s a cold, wintry day, on Nov. 16, as this reporter approaches the looming edifice overlooking New York’s Central Park where Michael Douglas has lived on and off for the past 20 years.  It’s hard not to be nervous. For months, the tabloids have been filled with sordid tales proclaiming his imminent demise, following his surprise announcement in August that he had cancer of the tongue. The actor, 66, hasn’t yet been seen in public — except through the lenses of paparazzi who wait outside his building — since the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on Sept. 20.  Read more….

Michael Douglas Rallies for ‘Wall Street 2′ Premiere: Despite an ongoing battle with cancer, a visibly ill Michael Douglas soldiered on for the New York premiere of his new film, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” Monday night. Shia LaBeouf, who plays Douglas’s son-in-law in the film, reportedly praised his co-star’s tenacity. “He’s a wolf, and he has great support from his family; good strong group of friends,” LaBeouf, 24, told CBSNews. “Cancer picked the wrong guy.” Read more…

Michael Douglas Amazed by Support from Cancer Survivors: Michael Douglas isn’t fighting cancer  alone. His family has stepped up, and so too have countless others – many of them strangers who simply share the unspoken bond of having fought the disease.  Read more…

Douglas: ‘Family supportive through cancer’: Michael Douglas has expressed his appreciation for his family’s support during his recent battle with cancer. The Wall Street actor was found to have a throat tumor last month and has since been undergoing aggressive treatment with hopes of a full recovery.  Read more…

Michael Douglas’s father moves to New York to support son in cancer battle: Yesteryear Hollywood star Kirk Douglas has reportedly moved to New York to support his cancer-stricken son Michael.  The younger Douglas, star of films such as Wall Street, was diagnosed with stage-four throat cancer earlier this year and is currently undergoing intensive treatment in a bid to beat the killer disease.  Read more…

Michael Douglas ‘hopeful’ about beating cancer: Michael Douglas says he’s staying strong during chemotherapy.  “I’m in the middle of my program, and it’s going along fine,” Douglas told People at a “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” press conference Sunday. “I’m very optimistic and hopeful right now.”  The actor, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in August, says he’s leaning on his family and strangers for support.  Read more….

Michael Douglas Opens Up about Cancer and ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’: At a press conference for his newest film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Michael Douglas tells People that he’s been very optimistic about being diagnosed with cancer.    “I’m in the middle of my program, and it’s going along fine,” Douglas, 65, says on Sunday. “I’m very optimistic and hopeful right now.”  He adds, “My family has been very supportive. There’s not a lot that anybody can do. You’ve just got to kind of do the program. But it’s the world you [learn to] understand about cancer. You get to know cancer survivors, and the kind of support and outpouring I’ve been getting has just been amazing.”  Read more…

Missed Diagnosis: The actress Catherine Zeta-Jones cannot believe what happened to her husband, Michael Douglas, the iconic actor.  He was diagnosed with stage IV throat cancer. Before a doctor took a biopsy and the tumor was discovered, other physicians told him not to worry. Whatever was making him cough, experience ear pain and feel uncomfortable — was nothing.  They did not give Douglas a misdiagnosis. They missed giving him a diagnosis at all.  If the ailments of one of the world’s most well-known and wealthiest movie stars can go unnoticed by his doctors — what does that say about health care for the rest of us?  Read more…

Tumor Shrinking: In an interview with USA Today, Michael Douglas, 65, stated that the tumor in his throat has started to subside.  Read more…

Michael Douglas on Cancer: “I’ll Beat This”: Michael Douglas says he’s “an optimistic guy” who believes he’ll beat the stage-four throat cancer he was diagnosed with.  The Oscar-winning actor and son of Kirk Douglas also said that keeping his diagnosis under wraps (he went public with the news last month) wasn’t an option.  Read more…

Michael Douglas takes kids to his cancer treatment: Michael Douglas is helping his young children understand his cancer battle by taking them to treatment sessions.  Read more…

Life catches up to Michael Douglas: Just two weeks into a scheduled two months of daily radiation for Stage 4 throat cancer, Michael Douglas sits in his darkened living room. The treetops of Central Park are just visible through a crack in the drawn curtains, and in the shadowy afternoon light, Douglas appears his always-handsome self. But he sips frequently from an aloe drink to soothe the sores in his mouth, and when he speaks, it is as if he is addressing a dozing child, gently turning the words over in his mouth for maximum effect without projecting. Clearly, he is in pain.  Read more…

Michael Douglas and Throat Cancer FAQ: Actor Michael Douglas last night stunned a television audience with the announcement that he has “late stage IV throat cancer.”  What is this disease? How is it treated? Based on what he’s revealed, what do we know about Douglas’s treatment and prognosis?  Read more..

Michael Douglas tells Letterman: ‘It’s a stage 4′ cancer: It started with a sore throat, Michael Douglas said, as he talked candidly about his cancer last night on the Late Show with David Letterman.  “It had been bothering me for a while. … In early summer, I had a really sore throat, early in the summer, and I actually went through a litany of doctors and tests and they didn’t find anything.”  Read more…

Michael Douglas On Throat Cancer: ‘I’ll Beat This’: Michael Douglas is speaking out for the first time since being diagnosed with throat cancer, saying resolutely, “I’ll beat this.”

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