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Michael Douglas has 80 percent chance of beating cancer

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Michael Douglas made a sovereign appearance on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman’ last night and spoke openly about his surprising and unexpected cancer diagnosis. Michael claims his throat has been bothering him all summer, but a myriad of doctors and tests brought negative results, until one doctor took a biopsy.

Diagnosed with throat cancer only three weeks ago, Michael has already complete one week of radiation and chemotherapy. Doctors reportedly found it was Stage 4 cancer, which Michael describes as “intense, and so they’ve had to go at it.”

Michael is set to undergo a strenuous 8 weeks of radiation and chemotherapy. And while he has a lot ahead of him, David Letterman was quick to compliment Michael on looking good.

“You’ve never looked better to me, and this proves that you’re a tough guy, for God’s sakes,” the Huffington Post quotes David as saying.

Michael explained the prospects of him beating the disease are quite good.

“The percentages are very good,” he said. “I would hate to say, but right now, it looks like it should be 80%, and with certain hospitals and everything, it does improve.”

But like many cancer victims, Michael is scared it will spread. At the moment the cancer is still contained, and is located about the throat, which makes his prognosis so good.

Michael has also admitted his long-time drinking and smoking habits are possibly to blame for his cancer.

Watch the video, courtesy of CBS, below.

Find out more about throat cancer. Celebrities who have battled throat cancer include George Harrison of the Beatles.

Find out more about chemotherapy.

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