Doctors couldn't diagnose cancer for 9 months: Michael Douglas

May 15, 2013, 02:54 IST | IANS

The actor, married to Catherine Zeta Jones, suffered from throat cancer in 2010.

Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas

"I knew something was tooth was really sore, and I thought I had an infection. I had two rounds of appointments with ear-nose-and-throat doctors and periodontists. They each gave me antibiotics," quoted Douglas.

The 58-year-old admits he was taken aback when news of cancer was revealed to him.  "Two days later, after the biopsy, the doctor called and said I had to come in. He told me it was stage-four cancer. I said, ‘Stage four. Jesus'," he said.

"And that was that. After complaining for nine months and them not finding anything, and then they told me I was stage four? That was a big day," he added. 

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