Veteran Hollywood actor/producer/director Michael Douglas has admitted his throat cancer is more serious than he thought, but the 65-year-old star said: “I can beat this. I’m feeling really optimistic.”
“It’s a stage four, which is intense, and they gotta go at it,” Douglas told chat show host David Letterman on the “Late Show” Tuesday night.
Douglas was schedule to undergo a series of radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment.
Dr. Lawrence Tena, a physician in the department of radiation and oncology at the Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center in New York City, recently elaborate Douglas’ condition:
“When a patient is getting radiation and chemotherapy combined, they typically have an advanced stage of cancer. Sixty to 70 percent of patients, even with advanced cancers, survive.”
The veteran actor and lead star of ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’, has two children Dylan, 10, and Carys, 7, with very beautiful wife Catherine Zeta Jones, as well as 31-year-old Cameron with former spouse Diandra.
Douglas’ new movie, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” opens Sept. 24 in the U.S. Douglas said his treatment will interfere with the film’s foreign promotional tour.