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Michael Douglas Discusses Throat Cancer Diagnosis With Letterman (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 1st 2010 5:30AM
Michael Douglas Discusses Cancer Diagnosis With Letterman Michael Douglas appeared on 'The Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS) to discuss his recent struggle with throat cancer -- and even David Letterman had to mention that Mike was looking pretty good! Especially considering that he's battling a potentially terminal illness.

Douglas was only diagnosed with the disease three weeks ago. But by the time doctors discovered his throat cancer, it was already in the "advanced" stage. Michael just completed his first week of radiation and chemotherapy -- doctors now put his chances of recovery at 80% or better, which is great news.

Cancer or no cancer, Douglas had already promised to appear on Letterman's program -- so that's exactly what he did. Dave was impressed; and he was amazed at how well Mike was holding up under the strain. "You've never looked better," Dave said to him, "and this proves that you're a tough guy, for God's sake." Yes indeed, it does.

Letterman also pointed out that Douglas didn't even sound like he had throat cancer. Michael replied to this by saying that he was an actor, and he had a certain duty to perform well on stage; even if it was only the stage of the 'Late Show.' See? That's tough.

Dave's last question to Michael was this: "Did [the doctors find the cancer] early enough for their liking?" Translated, he was asking if Michael had a good chance of survival.

"I sure as sh*t hope so," was Douglas's reply.

We sure as sh*t hope so too, Mr. Douglas. You are indeed a very tough guy, and we wish you all the best.

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Rosario Marcianò

Please, send this link to Mr. Michael Douglas:
w w w . curenaturalicancro . org

It's very important!

September 01 2010 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tori

Seeing Michael Douglas reminded me of when Michael Landon appeared on television speaking on his battle with cancer. I hope he has better results!

September 01 2010 at 9:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ifancy235

Cancer is a terrible disease, and I only feel fortunate that I haven't been hit by the bullet yet. Http://www.treatingbreastcancer.com My sister is battling it, and my friend is a breast cancer survivor. Prayers to you Michael.

September 01 2010 at 8:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Stephanie

I thought if you have stage 4, then it is in your whole body or lymphnodes. Am I wrong? I'm wondering if it's more serious than they're saying it is.

September 01 2010 at 7:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Deborah

My Dad had throat cancer, and since you have to swallow, it went down into his body, and after 4-5 different cancers, pancriatic killed him.

September 01 2010 at 6:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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