Ben Stiller opens up about fight with prostate cancer
Actor Ben Stiller has revealed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and said getting informed about it at the right time saved his life. The Zoolander 2 actor is now raising awareness of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test, reported People magazine. “If (my doctor) had waited, as the American Cancer Society recommends, until I was 50, I would not have known I had a growing tumor until two years after I got treated,” the star said.
The actor said him getting diagnosed with cancer was like a scene out of a movie. He said his doctor’s voice “literally faded out like every movie or TV show about a guy being told he had cancer... A classic Walter White moment, except I was me, and no one was filming anything at all.”
Stiller was diagnosed with prostate cancer on June 13, 2014. On September 17 of that year he got a test back telling that he was cancer free. “Afterwards, it just gives you an appreciation for life. Every six months I’m taking my PSA test to make sure I’m clear”, he said.