Actor Dustin Hoffman fights cancer

Aug 07, 2013, 23:51 IST | Agencies

The Oscar-winning actor underwent treatment for cancer, and is 'feeling good'

Dustin Hoffman has been successfully treated for an undisclosed cancer.

There was no previous report of the 75-year-old acting legend falling ill, but his rep confirmed he has been cured.

Dustin Hoffman

“It was detected early and he has been surgically cured,” said Jodi Gottlieb, his rep. “Dustin is feeling great and is in good health.”

The two-time Oscar winner will reportedly ‘undergo doctor-recommended preventative treatments to minimize the chance of a recurrence in years to come’.

Hoffman’s rep did not reveal the type of cancer, but perhaps that’s a wise move after Michael Douglas’ eyebrow-raising comments about contracting throat cancer through oral sex.

He is set to star alongside Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr in the comedy Chef, which is set for release next year.    

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Lance ArmstrongLance Armstrong: Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1996 and it had spread to his brain and lungs. He was originally given a poor chance of survival, but he went on to not only beat cancer, but also win the Tour de France seven times! However, it was later revealed that the cyclist was involved in a doping scandal.

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara:
The Modern Family sexy siren was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000. She had her thyroid removed, underwent iodine radiation therapy and made a full recovery.She now takes medication daily to control the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon:
The actress known to most of us as the fiery redhead Miranda on Sex and the City was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 at the age of 40.

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue:
Kylie Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and after chemo and surgery, eight months later she was cancer free

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas:
In June this year, announced he was suffering from throat cancer. However, what grabbed bigger headlines was the statement he made following his diagnosis where he said that ‘his particular cancer is caused by something called HPV, which actually comes about from cunnilingus. It’s a sexually transmitted disease that causes cancer.’         

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