Ben Stiller Battle With Cancer Ended, The Actor Unfolds His Health Condition

By Mary Lourd - 29 Nov '16 23:06PM
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  • (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Paramount) NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Ben Stiller attends the 'Zoolander No. 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 9, 2016 in New York City.

Two years ago, the American actor, comedian and film maker Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller known as Ben Stiller was diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is the development of cancer in the gland of the male reproductive system.

Most of it grows slow while some grow relatively quick. The 99 % cases usually take place in men over the age of 50. It is also common in African American and White American population.

"Zoolander" actor had no signs and symptoms nor any history in his genes which he can refer on where he got the disease. His condition was discovered after taking the prostate-specific antigen test which he takes annually. Stiller then went with the recommendation option to remove his prostate.

"Men can have difficulty with their urination and with their sexual function after treatment for prostate cancer. It's not just isolated to surgery. Today, what we do is really try to do a better job recommending active treatment for men versus just watching their cancers," Dr. Edward Schaeffer, the surgeon of the actor said.

During an interview with The Today Show's Matt Lauer, he expressed what he had learned throughout his journey in dealing with the condition. The comedian shared that it was a new world for him, he educated his self and learned the options that he had. Stiller was doing great and was thankful that he didn't need to go under a lot of treatment and the operation he had was the only thing that he went through to get rid of cancer.

After years of battling with the life-threatening disease, the 48-years-old actor was extremely grateful and has finally faced the world again to continue with his passion and encourage every man to consult and go for some test with their doctors and most of all he serves as an inspiration to those who suffer the same condition.

 

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