Famous Hollywood actor Ben Stiller said that two years ago he was diagnosed with “prostate cancer”, however, the successful operation helped defeat the disease. As reported by the BBC, the tumor was discovered, the artist in 2014.
According to 50-year-old Stiller, he shared his story of struggle with cancer to speak out in support of the test for detection of prostate specific antigen (PSA). This analysis is used to diagnose and monitor the course of prostate cancer and BPH.
As told to the star of the movie “night at the Museum”, a diagnosis he was put with this tumor marker 13 June 2014 and 17 September of the same year he had surgery to remove the tumor.
Stiller said that he was lucky – was diagnosed at an early stage of cancer. He said that if I had waited to age 50 years (starting with this age the American cancer society recommends men have an annual PSA test), and did not suspect that his body grows a tumor. And maybe even then it would be too late. But the therapist advised the actor to undergo a PSA test, and Stiller has listened to him.
Currently Ben Stiller, who is also known to audiences for his roles in the films “meet the Fockers,” “tropic thunder”, “the secret life of Walter Mitty” is regularly scheduled examinations and is under the supervision of doctors.