Michael Douglas says tumor is gone

Five months after being diagnosed with late-stage throat cancer, Michael Douglas has revelaed that his tumor is gone and that he is confident that he has beaten the cancer.
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“The odds are, with the tumour gone and what I know about this particular type of cancer, that I’ve got it beat,” Douglas told Matt Lauer in an interview on NBC’s Today show.

Despite the good news, doctors have warned the oscar-winning actor that the cancer could return. “I have to check on a monthly basis to maintain,” Michael said. “I guess there’s not a total euphoria. I’ll probably take a couple of months of getting checked out. But it’s been a wild six-month ride.”

The veteran actor, 66, was left looking gaunt and frail and dropped down to a startling 140 pounds after undergoing a gruelling radiation and chemotherapy course. A little while ago, however, he went on a fat-laden diet and he has been pictured looking a lot healthier again in recent weeks. When asked about putting on weight, Douglas said he has been “eating like a pig” and also “working out in a gym”.

And with his health on the mend, Douglas already preparing for his next role as the larger-than-life flamboyant pianist Liberace in Soderbergh’s upcoming biopic, which starts shooting in May or June.

Read more about Libarace, who died in 1987 of AIDS.

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