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Ben Stiller Credits PSA With Saving His Life

Ben Stiller Credits PSA With Saving His Life

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Tuesday, 04 October 2016 03:59 PM

Ben Stiller disclosed this week that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago, and is crediting the PSA test with identifying the cancer and saving his life.

The 50-year-old Zoolander star opened up about his diagnosis during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show and in a first-person piece published on Medium.com.

“I got diagnosed with prostate cancer Friday, June 13th, 2014,” he writes. “On September 17th of that year I got a test back telling me I was cancer free. The three months in between were a crazy roller coaster ride with which about 180,000 men a year in America can identify.”

He told Stern his diagnosis came “out of the blue," adding: “At first, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was scared. It just stopped everything in your life because you can’t plan for a movie because you don’t know what’s going to happen.”

The actor and father of two said he called Hollywood star Robert De Niro, who had also been diagnosed with prostate cancer, after receiving the diagnosis.

Stiller credits early detection with his positive outcome.

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